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Popular Sewing Teachers

Deborah K.

Tarzana, CA
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA
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Karla R.

Ontario, CA
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Deborah K.

Tarzana, CA

Patterns, stitches, hand and machine

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Alex G. August 18, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In home
Verified Student
Deborah helped me learn with my Photo program. She did a great job taking me step by step to learn how to replace a background of a photo, just what I wanted to learn plus some other tips.
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mel August 12, 2016
Math · In studio
Deborah is great in all math areas including algebra and geometry. She has a way of explaining that makes everything very understandable.
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ellen August 12, 2016
Knitting · In studio
Deborah really knows a lot about knitting and made it seem very simple. She's terrific
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA

Personalized sewing lessons!!!

- Making clothes
- Reading pattern
-Basic pattern making & draping
- Alterations
- Hand sewing & hand embroidery
- Bags & accessories ... etc.

Openings for new students.
Lessons are offered in my studio.
Fun and friendly learning environment.
Look forward to guiding you on your educational journey!

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Rickey Fleming Jr August 3, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
She is patient and such an awesome insructor!
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Jessica July 11, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Mya is very patient with novice learners. Both my 12 year old daughter and I have attended class and we both walk away learning new things each time!

Mya has also been very accommodating with my schedule, allowing me the flexibility to adjust my lesson time on several occasions. She has a dedicated space to give lessons that is open and welcoming!

I definitely recommend Mya. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her.
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Brenda July 8, 2016
Beading · In studio
Verified Student
Mya is very knowledgeable and patient. She will work with you on any projects you have.
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Karla R.

Ontario, CA

Sewing safety and how to use a machine, the sewing tools you'll need, how to read, cut out, layout, and follow pattern instructions, how to sew different stitches and using the correct length, pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems, sew a zipper or an elastic waistband.
~We will be working towards sewing a basic pattern (i.e. tote, PJ bottoms, etc) or whichever project the student brings in

Intermediate students must know all of the above and can bring in their own project. I also offer overlock/serger lessons if interested.

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Jessica Doyle August 21, 2016
Sewing · Online
Verified Student
Karla was great! She was helpful and patient and have great feedback. I was skeptical about doing an online sewing class but she had a great camera which allowed her to zoom on her stitching so you could see exactly what to do! I will be signing up for more classes :)
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Claudia February 10, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Karla is a wonderful instructor! She is very knowledgeable, patient, cheerful and professional. I'm very pleased with what I have learned and I will be scheduling more lessons with Karla.
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Candice Voelker November 22, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Karla was great! Very informative and super patient. Wonderful personality also. I'll definitely schedule more lessons.

Patricia C.

Sacramento, CA
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Sarah L.

Redwood City, CA
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Stella R.

Northridge, CA
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Patricia C.

Sacramento, CA

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!

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Shanel A. August 10, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Patricia is a wonderful instructor and an amazing seamstress. I had a great experience today. I learned how to cut patterns as well as placed them unto the fabric. Patricia even went out her way to give me one of her sewing machines so I can practice at home. I will recommend her to any and everyone.
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Rosalinda T. March 30, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Awesome experience! I was able to get my machine in top condition since I had some parts flipped, it wasn't working right. I was also able to finish the first burp cloth in a stack, hem a dress, hem some selves, and switch out a zipper on some shorts in under 2 hrs. Will definitely use Patricia again and look forward to seeing her soon. I'm very pregnant and on restrictions so I appreciated Patricia's willingness to come to me so I didn't have to lug my sewing machine around. Patricia is friendly and personable. The sign up and scheduling experience was a little rocky as I wasn't able to figure out how to schedule on the mobile site, but we figured it out in a couple of days and Patricia was always friendly and flexible.
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Taija Hall February 21, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
She is Very knowledgable, has tons of experience and is just an overall JOY to work with! Looking forward to my upcoming lessons 😊
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Sarah L.

Redwood City, CA

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!

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Rachel Hershberg August 18, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Patient, clear, knowledgeable!
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Sue July 30, 2016
Photography · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is a delightful, smart and talented photography teacher. She went to the trouble to read up on my particular kind of camera so she knew could tell me all the details. So helpful! Totally recommend her to anyone who wants to learn photography!
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Lydia July 27, 2016
Photography · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is a great teacher! She is knowledgeable and patient. Even though I have enjoyed taking photos for years I just never knew much about my digital camera and what it could do. Sarah gave me "homework" to practice what she taught me and all around it was a positive learning experience!
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Stella R.

Northridge, CA

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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Olivia M. August 11, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Stella as my first tutor on takelessons. She is not only an incredibly accomplished crafter and artist, she is a patient and knowledgeable teacher too. She really went the extra mile and I feel much more confident using my serger now. I will definitely be booking her again!
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Scott July 29, 2016
Cake Decorating · In studio
Stella was friendly and very helpful. My daughter loved it! She learned several new techniques.
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Tammy G. July 22, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Stella is amazing!She really knows her stuff she was able to help me so much and all the areas that I needed and she was very welcoming and friendly and made it very comfortable for me I love her

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Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he … Read More
10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert
Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he
10 Fun, Festive Holiday Sewing Projects
  As the holiday season approaches, these holiday sewing projects will help you get into the spirit! So whether you're looking for some festive holiday decor or some DIY gift ideas, make sure to bookmark these fun, festive holiday sewing projects... Craft Sewing Projects   Lovely Scissor Holder   There’s no point in starting your holiday sewing projects without an organized sewing kit. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to find what you need. This DIY scissor h
The Best Sewing Blogs and Online Resources
Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing
The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing 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. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qualit
6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex

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