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Provo, UT
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I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring and alterations too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like ...

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Sophia B. November 26, 2018
· French · Online
Lily was simply amazing
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Minereze November 21, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Lily is a very patient teacher. I think i have selected one of the best sewing teachers to direct through this journey. I am very satisfied with my fist lesson,
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Stella S. November 17, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Lily was great! Very helpful tutorials on starting in Wordpress. Highly recommended!
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About Kari B.

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Fairfax, VA
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I specialize in women's and children's clothing but have experience in all areas and sewing techniques. I love working with beginners who are eager to learn and those who are ready to step up to their next level of expertise.

About Kari
Hi, there! My name is Kari and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students learn to sew, crochet, dye, and craft. I have worked in costume design and craft at the Barter Theatre (State Theatre of Virginia) and am looking to spread my talents with students that are eager to learn. I love working with children and adults alike. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Christian B. April 14, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She was great....
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Mike M. April 11, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Kari is Awesome. I am an old dud who needed to learn some stitching for my furniture repair business. She was very patient with me, was always on time. Always professional. I highly recommend her. She has a great personality that would be good with kids or adults.
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Mike M. April 19, 2016
· Sewing · In home
I went to Kari to get help with hidden stitches to make upholstery Seam repairs. She really helped me fix a lot of bad habits. I'll continue to work with her on leather seams as well. She is very professional as a teacher. She has a very good eye and can catch mistakes quickly. I was quite impressed with her artistic abilities. Kari has a really unique set of skills.
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Fairfax, VA 22031
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About kaneshia A.

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My name is Kaneshia Andrews and I started sewing in 2004, mainly sewing as a hobby. Over the years, I started sewing professionally for my online store fierlessfashion.com, friends and family. In addition to sewing, I also make jewelry. I am affiliated with a national sewing organization such as ASG of Plano. I’ve taken online classes with Stratford Career Institute, Burdastyle University, Crafty classes and in-studio with Petit Atelier.

About kaneshia
My name is Kaneshia Andrews and I started sewing in 2004, mainly sewing as a hobby. Over the years, I started sewing professionally for my online store fierlessfashion.com, friends and family. In addition to sewing, I also make jewelry. I am affiliated with a national sewing organization such as ASG of Plano. I’ve taken online classes with Stratford Career Institute, Burdastyle University, Crafty classes and in-studio with Petit Atelier.

It is widely known that sewing is fun, educational, and practical. Learning to sew is a wonderful hobby for all ages.
 Sewing is a wonderful medium of empowerment
 Sewing is great for devolving problem-solving skills, strong motor skills, attention to detail, and enhances focusing skills
 Sewing not only helps people to learn a hobby that is fun and artistic, it teaches math, critical thi
nking, and spatial awareness
 Confidence building
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Amy W. September 25, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Kaneshia is an awesome instructor! She had a great beginner lesson, making it easy to follow along! I’m super excited for the next lesson and more after! She is a people person and very patient! I highly recommend!
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Lynda B. August 23, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She was easy to work with and understood what I wanted to learn. I am looking forward to our next lesson.
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Christopher July 15, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
A+ experience. Kaneshia was awesome helping me in the areas with my machine I was weak with. left feeling confident in my abilities with my machine going forward.
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About 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 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 six years 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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Zulima September 24, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
I had my first lesson with Ms. lily love her she is so thorough with her explanations, patient, and kind. She knows her stuff and she makes me even kite excited to learn how to sew. Anywhere Ms.lily goes I'm going..lol
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Sarah June 19, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lily is amazing!
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Juice R. May 30, 2018
· Sewing · In home
An absolutely good teacher. She knows her stuff.
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About Rosemary O.

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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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Aurelie B. October 21, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Rosemary is a really good teacher and very patient. I am enjoying her classes. I’ve added more classes with her because I want to learn from her as much as I can. I totally recommend taking her classes.
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Margaret May 25, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Rosemary is patient, skilled, and talented. I'm learning so much, and having fun doing it! Lessons are well organized.
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Binta January 28, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Loved Rosemarys class. She is very patient and teaches in detail to make you understand. She also offers her personal tips for sewing as a beginner. I would be returning to her class for sure to continue with my training soon. It’s Rosemary all the way. Thanks for all you do.
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About Tuwanda C.

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I specialize in Cosplay sewing. I can teach you how to sew spandex fabric without a serger.
I have 28 years of sewing various clothing. 11 of those years have been Cosplay costumes.
I can show you how to take the proper body measurements and alter patterns based on which costume you want to recreate.

About Tuwanda
Welcome future students! My name is Tuwanda and I want to help you learn how to recreate fabric based costumes of your favorite movie, video game or comic book character. I have 28 years of sewing experience and 11 of those years have been recreating cosplay costumes for clients.
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Ashlyn September 30, 2018
· Sewing · In home
My daughter had her first session with Tuwanda yesterday and had an awesome session! Tuwanda is very personable and they clicked very quickly. After they reviewed what my daughter had done in the past they began a new project. My daughter is very excited for her future sessions! Tuwanda was great!
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About Sonya M.

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Alpharetta, GA
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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 new skill.
Come join the sewing community! Let your inner creativity come out with fabric!
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Shamika W. September 21, 2018
· Sewing · Online
I've had a few lessons with Sonya under my belt now and I could not be happier with her as my instructor. I came into this with very specific things I wanted to learn or touch on and she has been very knowledgeable. I'm not an absolute beginner, more of an advanced beginner and she adapts her lesson plans accordingly. She knows her stuff, she's great at teaching, flexible and just an all around cool chick. Money and time well spent.
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Ragan K. August 7, 2018
· Quilting · Online
Sonya is wonderful! Very knowledgeable and very patient with newbies like me. I will definitely be taking more lessons with her in the future.
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Tristi July 27, 2018
· Sewing · Online
This is definitely a subject that requires patience to teach online! Sonya is well suited for this job both in patience and in knowledge, and in creativity to teach with a difficult format. You won’t be disappointed.
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About Celeste F.

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Want to have the perfect costume for your next performance of party? Not sure how to thread your serger sewing machine, how to alter a pattern for stretch fabric or how to cut and sew lycra or faux fur? Don't worry I can help you every step of the way!
I have over 10 years of experience creating custom costumes for performers, parties and festivals for both women and men.
I specialize in stretch fabrics (spandex, lycra, knits) faux fur & faux leather and pattern making/altering. I also have experience with adding rhinestones, trims, and feathers for accessories.
I have taught both beginners and intermediate students how to make their costume dreams a reality!

About Celeste
Hello, fellow creatives!
I got into sewing when I was 17 years old after getting my first sewing machine (as requested) for Christmas. I really wanted to make my own raver wear and the first thing I made was butterfly printed pants. I loved being able to express myself thru the costumes I made and have been ever since!
I have made everything from traditional Halloween costumes (cheerleader, poison ivy, ringmaster, genie etc) to costumes for burning man for myself and all my friends including my boyfriends, to costumes for performers like professional hula hoopers, fire spinners, stilt walkers, dancers, and DJs. Basically, I help anyone who wants to have fun while they look fabulous in their own one of a kind costume.
Some of my more notable creations have been- Steampunk couple including steampunk toy gun, Mad hater that won a
costume contest, Derek from Zoolander, Sun goddess with headpiece, rainbow bright, His and hers Space cadet costumes and so many more!
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About Olivia S.

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My sewing lessons are whatever you are looking to learn! i can teach you how to do something as simple as thread a machine, to pattern making( with paper and/or on a computer) and embroidery! Ive made everything from gowns to military grade backpacks so whatever you are wanting to learn I am here to help.

About Olivia
Hi! My name is Olivia and I am looking forward to teaching you everything you need to know about sewing and design! I graduated with my bachelors in fashion design in 2017 and I have been working ever since! I have worked in the industry as well as worked from home doing my own freelance and commission work. Not only can I teach sewing for anyone from beginner-advanced but ill make sure to teach you to have the best quality of work. We can do anything from pillow cases to your own garment. Can't wait to get started!
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Olivia S.

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About Kimberly B.

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Sewing is an amazing skill to know. I have over 30 years of experience. I even made a Guns and Roses wedding dress replica for my wedding dress. I had no pattern, I just used the video.

About Kimberly
What a fabulous time to learn how to do you favorite craft. There’s so much satisfaction in being able to create something amazing to give as gifts or show off to family and friends. Crafting is also relaxing and enjoyable. It provides you with your own little happy place.

Come join me in creating magic together.
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Kimberly B.

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Average Cost of Sewing Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute sewing lessons in Washington is $49. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $70 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute sewing lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute sewing lessons are -12% less expensive at $55, and 30-minute lessons cost 9% less at $45.

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