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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.

*** 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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Kelly P. July 14, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Kim is very patient and knowledgeable. She is obviously very talented and is a great teacher.
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Kelly P. July 14, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Kim was very patient and knowledgeable. She is obviously very talented and is a great teacher.
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Mark June 3, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Very impressed. She worked very well with my son who has special needs. Will likely continue to take more lessons.
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Kim K.

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About Betty E.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I teach all levels including kids 7 and up.

About Betty
Basic Sewing
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Lorri November 29, 2018
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Wonderful and attentive to my needs an progress. I’m not really good MissBerry is so patent, I would STRONGLY recommend Betty to any new student.
Thank you,Lorri
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Jasmine October 14, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Betty is awesome! I instantly felt comfortable with her warm personality and she was easy to work with. I’m so inspired after seeing her personal creations and excited to learn more.
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Melinda September 25, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Lots of fun and learned so
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Betty E.

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About Timpla S.

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Clayton, NC
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Students can expect a Systematic Approach to Sewing, what I fondly call the SASsy way. We will start with foundational topics like the Anatomy of the Sewing Machine, building on that foundation one skill at a time. I've learned that remaining motivated to sew often holds people back so I will also teach you how to plan out projects and how to build a sewing habit that helps you see consistent results and keeps you motivated to sew!

About Timpla
Hello! You want to learn to sew? I'm Timpla and I can help you!

FEEDBACK FROM MY PREVIOUS STUDENTS:

"It was great! I learned so much about my sewing machine."

"Had a great time Timpla! I was able to hem my daughter's skirt and repair a shirt sleeve. Looking forward to next time."

"I definitely benefited from the class! Thanks so much!!!"

I LOVE helping my students conquer their "fear" of the sewing machine, which unleashes excitement about their potential to sew unique items for themselves and others.

I've been sewing since I was a young girl, learning from my grandmother.

My experience includes sewing women's and girl's apparel, home decor, and quilts. I decided to start teaching private and group lessons after receiving many requests from friends and acquaintances.

I look forward to helping you develop the
skills you need to tackle any sewing project.

~Timpla S.
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Shirley February 22, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She’s knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Can’t wait for my next lesson
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Judy bellinger January 30, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Just starting out but Timpla was warm, helpful and patient. Excited for next class.
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Gift Wali November 27, 2017
· Sewing · Online
My sewing experience with Timpla was simply amazing. She is a well of knowledge willing to share all her skills and tricks to make sewing more fun and less intimidating. 😁🤩 - I give her 5 Stars she was Absolutely Amazing!
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Timpla S.

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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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Cathey July 19, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Sonya was great! She took her time, but kept focused on showing me some great sewing techniques and tips. I will definitely be taking another session from her in the near future.
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Jonathan May 23, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Sonya was very helpful with getting started. I honestly didn't have a super solid plan of what to ask and only had a simple goal in mind, but she was able to work with that no problem. I'm very glad that I chose her as a teacher.
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Jeanmarie Krebser March 17, 2019
· Quilting · Online
My first lesson with Sonya was great. I have no experience and she made the process enjoyable. By the end of my first lesson she had me sewing.
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Sonya M.

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About Dr. Dawn L.

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Dover, DE
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Students can expect to learn how to operate a sewing machine and serger, to read and understand patterns, to properly purchase fabric, to make garments (clothing), house hold items (place mats, pillows, etc.), and to organize one's sewing space and utilities.

About Dr. Dawn
I have been teaching mathematics at all levels since earning my Bachelor of Science Degree from Bucknell University in 1987. I am a lover of mathematics and I bring mathematics to life in a way which is understandable and enjoyable for you (or your child). I make mathematics applicable to everyday life and I utilize techniques that promote learning and skill development. I specialize in Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra and Numerical Analysis and my expertise extends into graduate level courses.
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Diana April 3, 2019
· Algebra 2 · Online
My daughter Really loved Dr. Dawn's style of teaching. Looking forward to have more lessons with her.
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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.
You will have the necessary knowledge to alter your ...

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 Sergio L.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Collage teacher in fashion design.
In this course you will learn to make patterns, fashion design, sewing and the process of making clothes.

About Sergio
If you want to create your own clothes or make clothes for other people, this is the right course where you will learn the tools and techniques necessary to make patterns, sewing and the process of making clothes.

Si quieres crear tu propia ropa o confeccionar para otras personas, este es el curso adecuado donde aprenderás las herramientas y técnicas necesarias para confeccionar patrones, costura y el proceso de confección de ropa.
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Sergio L.

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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 Marie L.

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Wilmington, NC

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I love the design and hands on aspects of sewing! The ability to create something useful and beautiful from a few pieces of fabric is exciting and has inspired me to teach others. We can work together to learn the basics, then you’re well on your way to making your own creative ideas come to life!

About Marie
I learned to sew when I was a teenager by an amazing teacher. As an adult with children of my own now, it has been very rewarding to teach my kids and encourage their creativity! I encourage you to create your dreams. Whatever you can think up, figure out a way to bring that idea to life. I can help by teaching you the basics and you can take it from there! No limits!
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Marie L.

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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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$17 / 30-min

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