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Popular Sewing Teachers

Artesia R.

Kennesaw, GA
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Kat I.

Parker, CO
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Elizabeth H.

Charlotte, NC
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Artesia R.

Kennesaw, GA

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 scissors
-Seam ripper
-Fabric pins and pin cushion or magnet
-Marking pencils

Reviews

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Meaghan T. December 29, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Artesia was very patient with my 8 year old and taught her a lot on her first lesson. Highly recommend.
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Tekeshia H. November 23, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and makes learning easy :)
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Marianne Turner July 18, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Artesia is polite, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.
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Kat I.

Parker, CO

I focus on Machine sewing. I don't like hand sewing so i avoid it; however, i do know several stitches and when they are preferable. I really enjoy creating the projects that we will make together step by step; however, if you find a pattern you like, i can walk you through how to do it!

I learned to sew as a child and have made many items; from skirts and pajama pants, and stuffed animals to quilted Christmas stalkings!

I tend to work in cotton materials, but have some tips and pointers for other fabrics as well!

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Kay Wolfe July 6, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Kat is very flexible and listens to your problem. Great job!
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Aleeya H. June 8, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
This was first sewing lesson and I enjoyed working with Kat she is very patient
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Elizabeth H.

Charlotte, NC

I've been sewing since I was 8 years old. I love all kinds of projects and have worked with clothing, costumes, drapes, decorative pillows, upholstery and quilting. I believe any student can master the art of sewing.

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Margo Pall February 4, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Elizabeth was wonderful! Very patient, knowledgeable & an excellent teacher!!
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Ridhi Vaid February 3, 2016
Baking · In home
Verified Student
It was a lovely experience! I have learnt a lot from Elizabeth and will most likely be taking more classes with her! She is friendly and full of baking knowledge!
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Antonette F. September 4, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Very patient, wonderful personality!

Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA
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Marie B.

Glendale, CA
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Karla R.

Ontario, CA
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA

Personalized lessons!!!
I can't wait to work with you!

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Pamela M. January 26, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
I contacted Mya in the beginning of January because I was in the process of applying to fashion school and needed help and guidance constructing my design ideas. After I showed her my patterns, fabrics, and sketches, she confidently reassured me that everything would be okay. I came to Mya's home studio three-to-four days a week for three weeks. And during each lesson, she was incredibly patient in explaining sewing terminology, demonstrating techniques, and making suggestions on how to improve my designs. She was so knowledgeable that, at times, I felt like I was taking a college level sewing class. Seriously, I LEARNED SO MUCH! Moreover, Mya was sweet, funny, and incredibly hospitable. One evening, when I arrived to her house with pants wet from snow (because I had spent 1.5 hours digging my car out of my parking space), she gave me temporary clothes to wear while mine dried in front of her heater! No matter when I showed up, she always greeted with a big smile. I truly felt welcomed and accepted in her presence. And, even better, I finished my sewing projects nearly a week before my application deadline!!! THANK YOU, MYA :-D
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Debra Kimble January 19, 2016
Sewing · In studio
My daughter enjoyed her first and second lesson. She said, "Ms Mia is very nice". And her mother agrees. Very pleasant.
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Avalon D. December 31, 2015
Sewing · In studio
Mya was awesome! My 11 yr old daughter really enjoyed her lesson. I
appreciated her patient teaching style, pleasant demeanor and clear
instructions. I also liked that her home was neat and she made parking
accessible in her driveway. My daughter is looking forward to her next
lesson!
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Marie B.

Glendale, CA

I have been sewing for over 30 years and teaching for over 12 years. I am a Fashion Design graduate (FIDM) and can teach sewing, sewing machine care and basics, fabric cutting, using a pattern, pattern alteration or drafting, and draping.

I can customize the class to your needs and interests. I can teach you the making of garments, costumes or home decoration items, it's up to you! I can't wait to teach you how to be proficient with your machine and hand sewing.

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Eric G. January 8, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
It was a great first session! She was easy to work with, and her instructional techniques worked very well! I was very pleased, and greatly look forward to future sessions!
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Glenda S. November 12, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
Marie was a great teacher. She was patient and gave instructions that were easy to understand. She was easily able to answer any questions I had about my project. I am looking forward to my next class.
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Negen Z. November 9, 2015
Fashion Design · In home
Verified Student
Marie Is A Professional teacher!
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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.

Reviews

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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.
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Shannon October 21, 2015
Sewing
Karla is an amazing designer and seamstress. Every time I see one of her creations I marvel at her skill! Plus she has a great personality for teaching -- she's caring, fun, communicative, and motivating. You would be in excellent hands with her as your instructor.

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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 … Read More
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