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Kelly N.

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Round Lake, IL
Starting at $34
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  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with a pillowcase and then work up to more and more complicated projects, learning ne

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October 20, 2019
Abby
I absolutely love Kelly's teaching style. She explains things clearly and allows me to do all the steps myself, while overseeing and giving me tips. She also lets me choose my projects so I'm motivated to work on each project. She is also very accommodating with my schedule and kiddos who are sometimes in the vicinity.
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Karen J.

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Wheeling, IL
Starting at $60
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Learn to knit basics
Hand Made Washcloths - In this beginners class Karen Jacobson will teach you how to cast on, knit, yarn over and bind off to create a homemade wash cloth. You bring yarn (4 1/2 oz. skein of sugar and cream 100% Cotton yarn) and needles (pair size 7 or 8, short ones are easier to work with) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin your own projects. This pattern can be easily converted to make other items, from table runners to scarves.
Hand Made Slippers and Baby Booties - Learn to knit and purl. In this more advanced class Karen Jacobson will review knitting basics (cast on, knit, bind off) and will teach you how to purl and make pom-poms to create a pair of homemade baby booties. You bring yarn (2 oz skein 4 ply worsted weight Cotton yarn) and needles (pair 10 1/2) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin making your own slippers. This pattern can be easily converted to make adult size slippers as well.

About Karen

I'm a life coach/counselor who'd love to help you get the most out of your life. Rev. Karen J. is an experienced and professional teacher, instructor, and counselor. An expert in Kabbalah, Karen is able to use ancient wisdom with modern techniques to help you to zero in on your issues in a fun, f

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April 28, 2016
Linda P.
Caring and motivational
April 28, 2016
Linda
Excellent
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Nicole B.

(9)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
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  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Latin, Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Classical Finalist from National Classical Singer Competition
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Wish you didn't have to go to the alterations shop every time a button pops off? Looking to up your DIY game? Whether you are making table runners for a wedding, or want to build your own Halloween costume from scratch, with my experience as a costumer and as a performer, I will teach you the basics of sewing so you can give that glue gun a rest!

About Nicole

Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Co

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October 3, 2019
Norah F.
Amazing! My daughter is pumped for next week, Ms. Nicole was great!
October 15, 2018
Rachelle + Dad J.
Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!
September 29, 2018
Paul B.
Nicole surely knows what she's talking about, She's the best

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Mariah R.

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Jewelry Design
Starting at $17
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hey, my name is Mariah Rembert a wife and a mom of 2 beautiful boys with one more on the way. I’m the creator of handmade jewelry which I have been building and perfecting my skills for about 3 years now. I enjoy learning and teaching how to make jewelry in the easiest way possible. I have experience with refurbished pieces, stackable arm bracelet, simple earnings, and waist beads. My style is very afro-centric with a twist of the bohemian ”look”. I do understand the frustration it someone has when you're just learning new skills, which is why I inspire to teach others who are a beginner jewelry maker.

About Mariah

Please try my class I'm great for beginners, adults, and children. I was inspired to start teaching my own class by family and friends who enjoy my projects and ask me to share some of my skills. I typically make pieces for my children fundraiser at their school who seem to be happy customers. I cu

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Vena H.

(22)
Sewing
Starting at $35
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Chinese
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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I'm an experienced professional and have been working in top tier fashion companies in NYC for over 10 years. I am offering industry level patternmaking and sewing classes that cater to your needs. Whether you are a beginner who wants to start sewing or advanced level that you want to polish your skills or to start your clothing line, I can help you with all aspects of subjects that you want to learn. I teach hands-on patternmaking and sewing skills used in the industry and garment production know-how if you want to start your line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students at different levels to achieve their goals.

About Vena

I'm a fashion designer and have been working in the fashion industry in NYC for more than 10 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at companies such as DKNY, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM, Victoria's Secret. My specialty is patternmaking, draping, tailoring, sewing, and fitting. I have

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October 9, 2019
Maggie M.
Vena is a consummate professional. My son wanted to learn some basic sewing skills, as well as learn how to make clothes and accessories. In the first 1.5 hour lesson at our home, he completed a simple zipper bag. Over the course of six lessons he made a messenger bag, dress shirt and started on pants - which he finished while we were on vacation. Vena is an expert and also knows how to tailor her lessons to her individual students work style, needs and goals. I give her my highest recommendation. My son will be working with her again to learn how to design his own creations. Five stars all the way.
October 9, 2019
Marc
I think Vena is wonderful. She is patient, warm, supportive and knowledgeable. She can help you complete specific projects (make a dress or a stuffed animal), help you become a better sewer or teach you the art of pattern making. Also, I should mention, she work professionally in the fashion industry and give lots of great insight into how garments are designed. Love Her!
October 7, 2019
Shahida
I really enjoyed very helpful and knowledgeable!
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Rhiannon P.

(11)
Embroidery
Starting at $70
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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This is perhaps my favorite subject to teach. There are such a variety of things you can do with the most basic of stitches, which students can then build upon depending on their interests. My goal for my students to walk away with a confidence in creating their own designs, with techniques tailored to their specific aesthetic goals.

*No machine embroidery.

About Rhiannon

My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same. I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knif

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June 10, 2019
Kate N.
Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!
February 3, 2019
Danielle
I'm enjoying my classes. I've been bringing Rhiannon stitches I want to learn without any notice, and she is always able to help me on the spot to learn them. Her flexibility (both in what I want to learn and in scheduling) makes private classes a pleasant and worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!
December 28, 2018
Shari W.

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"I really enjoyed very helpful and knowledgeable!"
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"It was good I feel so happy I know now how to use my machine and looking forward. To my next class ."
- Rose
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"Solid teaching style. Zeroed in on where I was with my game and what would help me move forward highly recommend Rob"
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"Great lesson. Karl is patient and an expert. I enjoyed my lesson immensely."
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"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."
- Tristi
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Kaneshia is patient and is hands on when teaching. Makes sure you understand and asks questions as you go along to make sure you got it. She encouraged me to bring my own machine so that I know how to use it and get accustom to the machine. Never used it before and she helped me understand the basic use of the machine."
- LaQuanda
Took Sewing lessons from Kaneshia A.
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"Rob was awesome!! He went above and beyond to accommodate my needs. Will definitely hire him again!"
- Ben
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
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"Just finished another lesson with Cheryl, and am learning so many different crochet stitches and patterns. Just made a hat!! Can't wait to see what our next project is! She is such a good teacher and we have so much fun during class!!"
- Becky
Took Crocheting lessons from Cheryl V.
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"The teacher was very good and so patient with my pace. The only problem I had was the distance with traffic it was almost 2 hours to go and return."
- Nasreen
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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