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Beginners have learned how to:
-Thread sewing machine properly
-Wind thread on a bobbin
-Sew a straight, curved and pivot corners for squares or zigzags
-Sew a French seam
-Attach a zipper and button on the machine
-Read a store bought pattern
-Create a simple basic pillow or article of clothing
Each student must be prepared for lessons with the following:
-Sewing machine with a zipper and button foot
-Sewing machine bobbins
-Thread (all purpose)
-Needles (Universal 90/14, 80/12, 70/10, 65/11)
-Fabric pins and pin cushion or magnet
As a sewing instructor, I aim to give beginner and intermediate students the time, attention, and encouragement needed to complete their projects so that they have the best experience possible. My goal is to teach you at your individual pace and level so you are comfortable with your sewing materials and equipment. You will be introduced to the sewing supplies needed at your instructional level such as commercial patterns, sewing kits, sewing machines, and more. We are going to have SEW MUCH FUN!
I can teach a brand new beginner to thread and take care of his /her machine. I am proficient in using patterns, pinning and cutting out any and all types of clothing. For my intermediate students I can teach them to create their own patterns and make clothing from a picture they love. I can teach them to install any kind of zippers. Advance students I can teach major alterations and also how to make difficult clothing like wedding dresses and suits!
I will help you learn how to sew clothing or make quilts. Pretty much anything you want to learn to make, I will help you get there. Let me know what you would like to accomplish and we will work together to get you well on your way.
I prefer to teach sewing at your house on your machine.
I took university classes in advanced sewing techniques. I spent two years working professionally for an opera company as a wardrobe technician, and several years as a seamstress/custom clothing maker. Due to this experience, I have several techniques and tricks to share with you to help you become successful.
I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!
I can teach you how to choose patterns, cut and finish any garment you like. Everything you need to know about sewing and serging from handling basic stiches to advanced finishes.
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