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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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Read my REVIEWS!! I specialize in working with beginners and teach foundation skills for using a sewing machine, following a pattern, handwork, and finishing.

I can help you make curtains, pillows, bags, aprons and other household items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.

I have been sewing for over 30 years and was making my own clothes by the time I was in second grade. My lessons are not like reality TV. Projects take longer than you may think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project.

Please note, I do not teach pattern making, draping, and advanced tailoring. My experience with serger/marrow machines is limited.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project.

Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.

About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

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Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Vittoria August 11, 2019
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Great instructor
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Lisa August 7, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Love the passion and generous attitude for teaching knitting!
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Sowmya Kurtakoti August 6, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Enjoyed my first lesson with KIm, she made it seem so east
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About Dawn Z.

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Bristol, CT
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Learn to hand sew or machine stitch from an experienced sewist of more 10 years. Lessons are customized based on age and goals of the student. Group lessons also available.

About Dawn
High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in session.

Students will find I'm passionate about all needle arts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels.

Learning to sew, knit or hand embroider can be intimidating, but with the right support can become a lifelong hobby that provides joy to your life. Let me show you how to get started.

I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.
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Cynthia August 8, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Dawn was wonderful! She's an excellent teacher: knowledgeable, a clear and concise communicator, and a lovely person. I learned a lot and had a good time.
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Angela V. August 8, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I just had my first lesson and I'm SO happy that I found Dawn. She's GREAT!!!
To be honest, I was a little afraid to book lessons online with all the scammers out there. But she is wonderful and I know I'm going to want more lessons with her. I could finally make the sewing project I want to make knowing that I have her there for assistance. Thank you SO much Dawn!! I'm looking forward to our next class.
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denise November 19, 2018
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Dawn is the best! She has a lifetime of knowledge, so every lesson is jam packed with learning.
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About Anne K.

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Broomfield, CO

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I have been sewing for 25 years (Since I was 7). I can teach you anything you want to know from basic beginner sewing to the most advanced techniques. I can also show you how to draft your own patterns (including children's and menswear).

How to use speciality machine feet to make sewing straight much easier.

I have both regular machines and sergers in my studio and can teach you how to sew both non-stretch and stretch fabrics.

About Anne
I am a mom of two littles and work from home making pattern and technical specification packages for fashion designers.

I teach sewing, pattern making and fashion design lessons from my home studio in Broomfield.

I have been sewing since I was 7 years old and while I sometimes use commercial sewing patterns I prefer to make my own, I always have.

I have a degree in Pattern Making, Fashion Design, and Product Development. Adding a lot of standard technique to my own methods.

In sewing, I can teach you anything from the simplest basics to how to sew stretch fabrics, and much more. There is no need to be afraid of any particular fabrics or machines, book a lesson and we'll go over whatever you need.

In Fashion Design I can teach you the basics of fashion drawing and show you how to translate those designs into patterns and
sewn garments.

Want to learn how to alter clothes to make them fit better? Or how to upcycle pretty much anything.

Need just one lesson? OK :)

My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your goals. I know that we all learn at a different pace.

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2 Sewing Machines.
Juki and Brother Sergers
4x8ft drafting and cutting table
Pattern paper for drafting
Limited fashion fabrics for sewing
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Elliot L. August 11, 2019
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The first lesson was just what my son and I were looking for! We look forward to more.
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Falon July 22, 2019
· Sewing · In home
My first lesson went great! Anne showed me everything I needed to know to help me begin practicing on my own with confidence. She does have two small children who were well behaved, but if distractions are a problem, I would mention that before taking your first lesson. At the end of my two hour session I had sewn my first bag and now have something to show my friends and family! Thanks, Anne.
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Andrew March 23, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Simple and easy for beginners or the more advanced this teacher is good at what she does. I highly recommend her.
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About Lily Q.

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New York, NY
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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 exclusive "Freehand" sewing, which is sewing without ready-made (commercial) pattern, like our grandparents did.
As a social worker, I taught participants in a homeless shelter, how to make various items geared towards independent living. For 9years now, I've been teaching at a fabric store in East Harlem where patrons sign up for group sewing lessons as well as private lessons. I teach garment construction, alterations, home decor, and various sewing projects.
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Isabel July 30, 2019
· Sewing · In home
We couldn't have imagined a more excellent instructor for our daughter. Lily has such a kind and pleasant demeanor. She is intelligent, patient, and is literally the best teacher that I have seen work with my daughter.

I give Lily my highest recommendation and always look forward to her coming and teaching my daughter. The relationship that they have formed is invaluable, beyond sewing. We are so appreciative and grateful to her.
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Ann G. May 24, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Lily is very kind and knowledgeable. She was able to give constructive advice on projects I was having trouble with. Going to continue with her.
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Geraldine March 26, 2019
· Sewing · In home
The best instructor in sewing I ever had. Very patient and smart. She explains to me every detail of sewing that I need to know. Looking forward to take more classes with her.
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About Rosemary O.

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Germantown, MD
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Make your clothes within 2 weeks of our classes. My goal is to bring out the best in my student and inspire them for greater heights.

About Rosemary
I am the Creative Director for Teddies Afrique and one thing I love to do is to teach sewing lessons. I'm a creative person, flexible and fun loving. I pay attention to details, impacting the lives of my students is part of me.
Connect with me today and have fun while you learn.
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Mercy May 29, 2019
· Sewing · Online
was nice, free and fun. she was also friendly.
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Pathenia February 16, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I am truly enjoying learning how to sew with Rosemary as my teacher. So far, I have seen a blouse and a skirt that I need to add finishing touches on. I am going to sign up for more lessons. I want to perfect the art of sewing.
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Abigail February 14, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
She is so patient and thorough with her lessons. Things that I’ve had issues with in the past made sense when she went over them. I highly recommend
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About Kodjo A.

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Riverside, CA
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My expertise in sewing always inspires creativity and passion within students, and the ease with which i guide them to explore their own creativity bring fun to the lessons. Having over 25 years of custom couture tailoring and teaching has given me a vast experience in order for me to equip any student with the requisite knowledge needed to tackle any sewing project.

About Kodjo
Most people simply call me Joe. I have a bachelors in Fine Art, an MBA and been making clothes for my clients for over 25 years. I taught many people sewing and they've gone ahead to tackle various projects on their own to their own disbelief. Creativity comes to me naturally and with a background in figure drawing and painting, my knowledge of anatomy of the human figure helps a lot in translating it into designs for all figure types and sizes. I have handled many interior design projects also, so all these experiences equip me with immense knowledge to transfer to those who want to learn all about sewing, whether as a beginner, an intermediary or advanced student.
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Petrina February 6, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I can sincerely attest to Kojo's examplary work and professionalism. He has been my clothes designer for years and great teacher in his field. I can't think of any better tutor and creative arts person who is an eventor in his field.
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About Lina A.

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Woodstock, GA
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I'm a Bilingual Spanish-English professional in fashion design, I have two degrees: one in Haute Couture and the other in fashion design. I have learned making patterns and sewing since I was a girl because my mother had her own clothing store, I studied at the university (taller 5 centro de Diseno y Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina. Bogota- Colombia) and I won a scholarship to study period costumes for theaters in Madrid, Spain. I have worked elaborating costumes for theater. also wedding dresses, party dresses, men's clothing and girls dresses. I have many years of experience in pattern making and scaling as well as in sewing.
I have experience giving sewing classes at a basic, intermediate and advanced level.
With me you will learn to make patterns, cut patterns in the fabric, knowledge of fabrics, how to make a garment from the basic sewing to the most detailed finishes and how to make patterns on the mannequin.
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About Lina
I'm a positive person, I love to teach, I'm bilingual and it gives me the opportunity to know different cultures and also learn from people, I believe that everything that is done with love and dedication has a good result, I am patient which is necessary in this profession. I like to give all my knowledge to those who are interested in learning and developing this profession.
I believe that everything you dream you can make it come true and the design is proof of that.
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Lina A.

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About Kelove Z.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Are you looking to learn how to design for a certain group or just want to learn the different techniques out there, as a former Fashion Industries student, this class is here for you.

About Kelove
I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.
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Kelove Z.

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About Kathleen B.

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North Hollywood, CA

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I'm an experience seamstress focused on plus sizes with about 15 years of sewing projects under my belt. I'm a home sewist who does it for fun, but I've started moving into making clothes for friends and family due to high demand. If you want to learn to make a pillow, pajama pants, or a quick skirt, I can help you do it! I specialize in plus size sewing, so if you're looking to make something that works on your body that's a bit more complicated, I can take you through the adjustments you need. Sewing has changed how I see my body-- I hope it helps you too!

About Kathleen
I started sewing when I was in elementary school! My Mom used to make Halloween costumes with me. When I got really into anime I wanted to attend comic book conventions in cosplay (costume) and my Mom decided that this was a bridge too far, so it was time for me to learn to sew myself.

Now I have 10 years of continuous experience sewing for myself, friends, and family. I've made seasonal pillow covers, tiny shirts for my little cousins, and lots of dresses for my Mom. (How the tables have turned!)

I would love to help you discover how fun and easy sewing can be. If you're a curvy woman, like I am, buying clothes that fit can be super frustrating. That's why I went from sewing costumes to making day-to-day clothes for myself. It can seem intimidating at first, but most women just need some basic adjustments on every pattern to make them
fit perfectly. I promise your wardrobe will never be the same again!
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Kathleen B.

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About Kathren L.

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Brooklyn, MD
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I've been sewing my entire life and while I'm new to teaching in a formal setting I've been helping my friends and classmates with sewing since I was in high school. I can teach you basics like how to sew a button and we can work our way up to sewing an outfit.

I can teach you: building (sewing a item of clothing from scratch), altering, tailoring, repairing, embroidery, beading, prop making, hand stitching, machine stitching, how to use a serger, how to read and use patterns, how to plan a project, how to draft a basic pattern, beginner upholstery, and what I call "make it work" sewing tricks for when you don't have fancy equipment or supplies.

If you have a specific project (I'm looking at you, cosplayers and diy Halloween enthusiasts) or if you want to learn a skill that you will use for the rest of your life. I can help.

About Kathren
I'm a grad student at George Washington University who just moved to the DC area from Chicago, and I'm originally from Texas.

I'm a maker who specializes in sewing but I dabble in many other media. I learned everything I know by choosing a project and learning what I needed to to complete that project in a way that I was satisfied with. I have very high expectations of myself so I'd say I am pretty good at what I do and proud of the work I have done. I've also made a lot of mistakes so I know how to help people work through problems.

I'm a massive nerd who loves helping other nerds realize their nerdy dreams so let me help you!
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Kathren L.

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