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About Kim K.

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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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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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Brandi October 2, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Kim was very patient and explained things well.
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Wendy August 7, 2018
· Quilting · Online
Very personalized session. She had prepared for lesson with my materials and determined, appropriately, where we needed to start. Time went quite quickly and I really enjoyed her relaxed and easy teaching style.
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Joanie August 2, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Wonderful!
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About Karla R.

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The perfect lesson for the ultimate beginner sewer! In these lessons we will go over the following:

- 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
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Sew a zipper or an elastic waistband

We will also be working towards sewing a basic pattern, either a tote bag or PJ bottoms or whichever project the student brings in that is a beginner's level

A lesson plan will be sent to the student before their first lesson outlining the guidelines and key skills you will be learning each session. This is more of a guideline for lessons, as I will be assessing your learning speed and adjusting the lessons as I see fit for your best learning experience.

About Karla
Hello! My name is Karla and I love all things artsy and crafty. I learned to sew when I was 9 and have been improving my skills since then by taking classes or just trying things out on my own. Since I also have my degree in Theater and Dance I enjoy being a freelance costume designer for dance or theater companies; creating custom designs for their shows. I currently spend my free time creating products for my children's clothing line Karli Q Designs.
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Victoria Park September 11, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Karla was fun and patient! Looking forward to more lessons
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Ivan P. August 13, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Awesome instructor. Very patient, flexible and always willing to teach new things.
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Janet T. June 22, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Karla was very knowledgeable and detailed. We worked in drafting my bodice front and I plan to attend several more classes in person.
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About Lily S.

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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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Brieann September 28, 2018
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Olivia (6) & Katie (10) R. September 20, 2018
· French · Online
Julie is very patient and has a great teaching curriculum for kids.
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Maren R. September 19, 2018
· French · Online
Super engaging and fabulous, very thankful for all of her help
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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 Nikki G.

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I've been sewing since I was 12 and I will share everything my Grandmother taught me. Basic sewing, your sewing machine, sewing with patterns, shopping for fabric and notions. Garment construction, alterations and what ever you'd like to learn to create beautiful clothing for yourself or your children. I spent time as a professional dressmaker and continue to make my clothing in my leisure. I love the craft and you will too!

About Nikki
Learn to Sew! 1hr Classes for Kids and 2hr classes for Adults/Beginner (6wk commitment suggested for both). I come to your location for Kids 16/under and Adults come to my home location. Send a question about detailed availability - very flexible Customized package for your goals, including Advanced/Intermediate skills.
My Grandmother taught me how to sew during the summers when I was 8 years old. I was hooked. From then, I began altering old clothes to make new pieces all during school, taking garments apart and putting them back together for a fresh look. I spent many years as a professional dressmaker and retail merchandising of designer sportswear. Learn to sew with me and have the looks you really want. Beginners, intermediate or an expert that wants to sharpen your skills.
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Holly June 26, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Excellent first lesson!! Nikki knows her stuff. I am looking forward to improving my sewing skills under her guidance.
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Usha June 16, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Thoroughly enjoyed my lesson. See you next Saturday
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Angelle Williams September 30, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Best Professional Instructor ever!!
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Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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About MarKay A.

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Marietta, GA

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Not your mother's home ec class! Sewing is a great foundation for any child who likes to work with their hands. Problem-solving and math skills will reinforced, and your child will be introduced to fractions, measuring, making patterns, and the engineering of textiles. We start with the fundamentals of hand-sewing and work at your child's pace toward machine sewing skills. Your child will make practical and whimsical projects--scaled to their ability--and will feel a sense of accomplishment after each lesson. Your child will be make the design decisions that lead to confident maker skills. I'm a homeschooling mom, afterschool art and animation instructor, costuming hobbyist, and always have a craft I'm working on. I love helping kids gain confidence and build their knowledge and skills at a comfortable pace.

About MarKay
Kids love to learn to Sew with Mrs. Appel, with fun, confidence-building projects!

Sewing Lessons (hand and machine) for kids and Tee Shirt Quilt Lessons.

Sewing--its art and technology--thrill me! I like making traditional art--drawing and painting--but I especially love to work with fabric and paper. I enjoy hand-sewing and machine sewing, papier mache and paper crafts. I spot the art potential in everyday items-- from disposables to items in the hardware store.I love the maker movement, and want to help children see the benefits of making things for themselves and exploring their creativity. I have years of experience working with children in after school programs, churches, plus experience doing production machine and hand sewing. I'm a new grandmother, and I can't wait to be the "crafty grandma"-- meanwhile, let me help you
r child discover a love of sewing!
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June E. July 29, 2018
· Sewing · In home
MarKay has been wonderful with my 10 year old daughter. She is patient and my daughter has learned quite a bit in just a few lessons which is keeping her excited about each upcoming lesson! I highly recommend her.
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Chris P. July 19, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Markay is awesome. She really knows her stuff. It’s a pleasure to work with her!
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Sophie A. March 18, 2018
· Sewing · In home
MarKay is so knowledgable and warm. My daughter learned a ton!
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Marietta, GA 30067
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Fun and entertaining

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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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Alpharetta, GA 30022
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Experienced teacher of 20 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced sewing student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be sewing in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of stitches, techniques and understanding patterns for individual garments...and you may also choose to learn how to repurpose the clothes you already have to make them fresh again. Let's get started!

About Taryn
Taryn studied fashion design and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Anna Sui and milliner Tracy Watts.

Taryn first started teaching sewing to displaced youth at Hollywood Arts 10+ years ago. She taught "R'ashion" (recycle fashion/sewing) at Environmental Charter High School for 5 years. She headlines EcoFashion workshops all around the world including Zambia, South Africa, and recently at the Green School in Bali. Jack Johnson has donated leftover Tour T-shirts so she could do upcycling workshops at schools. And she's had the opportunity to teach celebrities how to sew at the EcoDivas Upcycling Lab at Sundance. (DJ Aoki was the most fun.)

She taught “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM for 7 years. She is the founder of Beyond the Label, a charitable organization that gets people
to think about "What's in my tee?" She encourages people to think of fabric like ingredients and does whatever she can to relate food to fashion including making nutrition label T-shirts to show what's actually in the tee. Due to multiple allergies, you can learn healthy alternatives of what to put in and on your body.

She is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution USA, and the Fashion Department at Santa Monica College AND LOVES TO NERD OUT ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HEALTHY FABRICS.
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Jaimee June 26, 2018
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My 7 year old daughter had been asking to take sewing lessons for months. She's learned so much in a short amount of time. She’s learned both hand sewing and machine sewing techniques and is looking forward to her next lesson.
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Bonny June 25, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Taryn is incredibly patient, professional, knowledgeable, and fun. She’s answered all my questions and let me learn at my own pace. I get excited to complete sewing projects and then show them off to my friends.
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Greetings!!!! My name is Ayana and I have 15 years experience with sewing!. I have taught in home sewing lessons for the last 7 Yeats and had a blast! Sewing can be a tedious task, if you don't have the skill and technique. I make sewing easy and fun by showing my students short cuts to self taught techniques that took me 15 years to figure out. I have had many seeing lessons in school and by way of community classes. So I know what a student expects. My lessons are fun, easy and comprehensive, also customized to fit your desired sewing project! Are you ready to sew? Well let's get started! Book Me Now!

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Greetings! My name is Ayana! I have been sewing for 15 years and teaching for the last 7 years. I have attended sewing classes as a student in school as well as in the community to both sharpen my skills and gain experience to teach students. I know sewing can be a tedious task, however I make it fun and easy by teaching simple techniques I picked up over the 15 years of sewing. My lessons are customized based on the students level of skill and the desired project at hand. Do you just want to learn how to work a sewing machine and hand sew to alter simple tears, buttons, and sizes? Or perhaps make a prom dress or start a clothing line, either way I can be of great assistance. I travel to your home! And recommend at least 4-8 hours to cover the basics. So, Are you ready to sew? Inbox me for detsils and let's get started! BOOK ME NOW! :) Se
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Michael Hogan July 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Ayana was a great teacher! She works well with beginners and was able to walk me through the basics at a good pace. She was prompt, professional, and easy to get along with.
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Mentu Rhem Ptah July 2, 2018
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Ayana is an amazing instructor!!!! She is very knowledgeable when it comes to her craft!!!! She Takes BEing a SeamsStress to a whole different Level with her creativity and vision!!!! She is the REaSON why we coined the phrase SeamsRELAX© SeamswHEAL© She is the Epitome of fashion designing and to study with her will BE a GREAT investment!!!! It is an honor to know this GREATious Deity, not ONly as an instructor and designer, but also as a friend!!!!
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Smyrna, GA 30082
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Explore your creativity!

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I am passionate about what I do! I am American but I have lived in Argentina most of my life. I have recently moved back to US. I worked as a Spanish Teacher at Buenos Aires University and as a Spanish and Literature Teacher at Saint Ciaran School located in Buenos Aires too.
As a Spanish teacher for foreigners and natives I have developed strong teaching skills related to adults, teenagers and young students. I have prepared creative lesson plans meant to reach them on various learning levels and used a variety of instructional strategies to provide equity and excellence to students (games, images, audio files). I also have more than 10 years of experience as a private teacher!
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