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Lily Q.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • BS in Physics, MBA. & AAS in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Univ. of Ghana, Baruch College, Katharine Gibbs school.
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Lily Q.

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Beginner-You will learn basic skills of hand and machine stitching, seams, darts, pleats, zippers, pouch, tote bag and build many more samples into a scrapbook.

Intermediate- Fabric dimension and behavior, cutting skills, bias binding, various necklines and making a skirt or blouse. Learn to make garment with commercial pattern.

Advanced-Make dress, skirt, pants or blouse with lining.

Note: Although students learn at different rates, the above results are expected, if taking lessons 2hours a week, for 5weeks for all levels.

About Lily

I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques. Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclu

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Penelope C.
I am very happy I did this. Now I feel confident. Lily is very good and very patient. I will take all of her classes, as long as I can afford them.
Jennifer
Lily is very kind and patient. She can troubleshoot for me, even virtually. I thought I knew the basics of sewing but she’s really given me a better foundation of knowledge. Can’t wait to take more classes!
Tionna
Lily was very patient and took time to explain everything to me. She made sure to answer all the questions I had. Will definitely book another session.
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Renee D.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2013
  • AA Fashion Design from FIDM
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Renee D.

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*Learn basic through advanced sewing skills
*Boost individual design style
*Master sewing machine techniques
*Explore your creative spirit

Lessons are personalized with your choice of project and ability
Let me share my passion of sewing with you!

About Renee

I love to sew! and have great joy in teaching the craft. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old, taught by my Grandmother.  A FIDM alumni, I worked in the garment industry designing jr. dresses and as a pattern maker, as well as a costume stylist for 14 years in film‚ television, and commercial

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Debbie P.
Fantastic lesson! Renee is so knowledgeable and I loved my lesson!
Meredith L.
Renee is very knowledgeable and pleasant. I look forward to our next lesson.
Shatoya M.
Ms. Renee is very calm and patient with me. I can’t wait to continue more lessons with her
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Lisa C.

74 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.S. Music Education from TAMU - Commerce
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Terrell ISD
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Lisa C.

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I am a seamstress, costume designer, historical clothing expert and have worked in the film industry. I routinely perform costume repair work for theatrical companies, alterations for formal gowns and create/modify garments to use in film and living history events.
If you are a beginner or advanced I can teach you to get better, more consistent results from your sewing.

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 20 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to t

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Avery
Lisa was great virtually with my 7 year old daughter. She had a blast and can’t wait until next week. Lisa was clear with direction and very engaging!
Dylan B.
Lessons were for my 19yr old son. He LOVED the time Lisa spent with him. He got to “know” her personally and then they spent time learning the piano. He was VERY impressed :) She’s also helping him with guitar (and they’ll do that on another day).
Cetoya
Very nice and cool teacher, I am excited for my next lesson!
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Sonya M.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Sonya M.

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Fun and entertaining

About Sonya

I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a

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Jennifer L.
Ms. Sonya is very skilled, intuitive, and patient. I have no idea how she does it. She always knows what’s going on on my end of the video. I couldn’t teach like this. She is very skilled. I am learning a lot from her.
Elsa B.
She is very knowledgeable and professional.
Carol
great lesson as usual thanks Sonya

Avalon F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • BFA from Cazenovia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Avalon F.

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Hi! My name is Avalon. I have my bachelors degree in fashion design and I’ve been making clothes for almost 10 years but I’ve been passionate about fashion for as long as I can remember. I started teaching kids how to sew one summer and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I have experience in both pattern making and draping and I own my own business where I make custom designs for customers. I am comfortable teaching students at all levels, so feel free to reach out.

About Avalon

Hi! My name is Avalon. I have my bachelors degree in fashion design and I’ve been making clothes for almost 10 years but I’ve been passionate about fashion for as long as I can remember. I started teaching kids how to sew one summer and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I have experience in bot

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Chris
I was very impressed on her ability diagnose and quickly address mistakes I made during our sessions. Additionally she is always well prepared and very accommodating. I would highly recommend Avalon.
Fatima
She was really prepared when I showed up for my lesson. She started up so professionally on paper and very positive and patient with me on my machine!

Thank you!
Samantha
Avalon is really knowledgeable and personable, and taught my daughter so much in an hour!

Betty E.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $105
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Betty E.

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I teach all levels including kids 7 and up.

About Betty

Basic Sewing

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Cindy W.
Betty is amazing..extremely qualified and excellent instructor!
Darlene
Betty was fantastic. She was very knowledgable and a great teacher. I would highly recommend Betty for all ages and levels.
Lorri
Wonderful and attentive to my needs an progress. I’m not really good MissBerry is so patent, I would STRONGLY recommend Betty to any new student.
Thank you,Lorri

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing sewing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream sewing teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Sewing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute sewing lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $98 per hour.
30 min
$29 average
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$40 average
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$64 average

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Each sewing lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

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Hear From TakeLessons Sewing Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"An absolutely good teacher. She knows her stuff."
Juice
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Betty was friendly, professional, punctual, and has tons of experience and reference! She teaches clearly and makes it a fun experience. Take lessons with Betty and you will be happy you did!"
Kelly
Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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"Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica."
Dinora
Took Sewing lessons from Jessica B.
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"Great Teacher !
Anne-Louise explained everything I wanted to learn. Prior to the class I stated what topics I would like to cover and she did just that. she used examples and drawings to make my understanding much vivid. I look forward to having more classes with her."
Janai Gumbs
Took Sewing lessons from Anne-Louise M.
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"Felicia was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I couldn't be happier with my experience and I look forward to my next lesson!!!"
Tiffany Gunn
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Thanks again for providing such clear & concise instructions. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson & am feeling more confident about sewing."
Simone
Took Sewing lessons from Trivia D.
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"She is down to earth, knowledgeable, and tackled concerns I had with sewing a particular project. Will be paying for her services again very soon."
Latonya
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"My lesson with Vena was amazing! So glad I found her. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of technical design! I learned so much in just one hour! I will definitely be back! Thanks Vena!!"
Nadine
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Mya is the Bomb! Very knowledgeable and patient!! Luv my classes"
Nikita
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Dawn is a great teacher. She's taught me how the sewing machine works. Knowing how to use a machine is better than being 'stuck' sewing by hand [never took home-ec!] As I said, she's great!"
Sheila
Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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Private Sewing Lessons Near You

Are you tired of paying someone else to repair or alter your clothing? Do you enjoy looking at different fabrics and baubles and wish you had the skills to create lovely treasures with them? Is your imagination full of clothing designs just waiting to be created, but the thought of using a sewing machine intimidates you out of trying?

In sewing classes, you can learn how to do all of these things and turn your creative dreams into reality. In lessons, you'll learn all the skills you need to know to design and create interesting textiles for your home, repair and alter clothing, and to create complete garments from your own patterns. You'll learn hand stitches, how to use different sewing machines, the basics of understanding fabric, how to use a commercial pattern, and more! 

Why Learn How to Sew?

There are plenty of reasons that make learning to sew worth your time, effort, and investment in lessons. Many people begin learning to how to sew because they have a drive for creative expression or simply because they want to be able to repair their own missing buttons or loose seams. They love to make beautiful projects to give as gifts and to adorn their homes. Once a person gets the sewing bug, they can expand to learn how to create almost anything out of any type of fabric. 

Sewing opens up lots of professional opportunities, too! A skilled person can become a seamstress who offers alteration and repair services. If you're excited about fashion, you can learn to make your own clothing designs and patterns. Sewing also has a place in interior design, create bespoke textiles like throw pillows, slipcovers, table runners, wall hangings, and more to complete a design scheme. You can also make money by selling your creations at craft fairs or online marketplaces, like Etsy. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Sew and What You'll Study in Classes

You can find lots of free sewing lessons online, but the best way to learn how to sew fast is with a private sewing tutor. Every private lessons is different. For example, sewing classes for children differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching methods from sewing lessons for adults. Plus, your teacher will focus on the types of projects that interest you most to keep you motivated and learning at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Sewing

If you have little or no previous experience sewing, then beginner lessons are for you! In these classes, you'll be introduced to some basic hand stitching techniques and the basics of using your sewing machine, while creating simple, uncomplicated projects. In beginner lessons, your sewing teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to basic machine and hand stitching
  • Introduction to your sewing machine
  • Learn how to create a seam
  • Begin sewing darts and pleats
  • Learn how to insert a zipper

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Sewing

If you're already familiar with the basics, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, you'll challenge yourself to create increasingly complex projects and designs, while learning new skills and techniques. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Learn about different fabrics: quality, behavior, and dimension
  • Sharpen your cutting skills
  • Learn how to use a commercial pattern
  • Understand binding biases
  • Practice sewing different necklines and shapes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Sewing

Advanced lessons are intended for students who've already achieved a high level of sewing proficiency. Advanced students already possess the skills to create their own designs, but would love to have expert guidance from a professional. In these lessons, you can work on polishing your creations, using difficult fabrics, and even learn about the fashion and design industry. Topics covered in advanced sewing classes depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your sewing tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Creating patterns from your designs
  • Designing complete garments
  • Finishing projects of your own design
  • Introduction to fashion design business and merchandising your products

How to Find a Sewing Teacher Near You

Finding a private sewing tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to pages of highly qualified and skilled sewing teachers who provide sewing classes both in-person and online. Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, we recommend looking at several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other sewing students. 

Most teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. If you're concerned about the price of sewing lessons, with so many tutors to choose from, you should be able to find a teacher who charges a rate that'll fit into your budget. Plus, you'll find that private lessons pay off quickly, when you pick up new concepts and techniques fast and overcome challenges quickly. You'll see your textile projects improve after only a single lesson!

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Basic Sewing Stitches for Beginners

Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the different kinds of stitches. From the various types of hand stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics.  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. Still, every seamstress and tailor should have a handle on the basic types of hand s …

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