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Popular Sewing Teachers Serving Irvington

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About Jessica B.

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Austin, TX
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I started sewing at age 8 (thanks mom!)

I have a degree in technical theatre with an emphasis in costume design and technology. I design costumes for community theatres, opera companies and drag queens.

I helped teach sewing and costuming during my degrees. I believe in starting beginners with familiarizing themselves with their machines and how to read patterns.

I would love to share my years of experience designing, sewing and crafting with you!

About Jessica
Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child.

I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin.

I have a degrees in Opera Directing, Vocal Performance and Theatre Arts. I started teaching acting classes in 2001, and have coached voice since 2010. I have studied voice with James Gardner, former head of opera at Julliard School of Music, Matthew Oglesby, vocal area coordinator for the WTAMU School of Music, and Darlene Wiley, head of voice department at Butler School of Music, UT and William Lewis, dramatic tenor with 35 years experience singing at the Metropolitan Opera.

I direct operas, design costumes, teach whenever and whatever I can, and love spending
time with my cat.
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Barbara May 7, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Absolutely fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be booking her again!!
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Heather N. March 17, 2015
· Opera Voice · In studio
Jessica is awesome! She is warm, patient, and kind. We hit it off right away. I can't wait for my next lesson. Heather. ;-)
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Jessica B.

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About Nikkal F.

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San Jacinto, CA
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I sew all of my costumes for dance, as well as most of the costumes for my dance teams. I specialize in embellishing.

About Nikkal
Dance & music is my life!

My years of education is too long to list here.
I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers.

I Love what I do!
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Nikkal F.

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About Anne-Louise M.

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Long Beach, CA

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You will learn how to sew for yourself and others. I will teach you all the tricks and short cuts I have learned over the years so you can sew quicker and achieve great results.

Basic use of sewing machine.
How to use pattern in sewing.
Hand sewing techniques.
Garment sewing construction.
Basic alterations to clothing.
Construction of children's clothing.

About Anne-Louise
I have been sewing ever since my wonderful Auntie Anne lent me her manual sewing machine one summer when I was a teenager. I sew clothes for myself, clients and even have an online store where I custom design clothes. I can teach you to make whatever you want. I will go at your pace so fear not even if you don't know how to use a machine. Let's have some sewing adventures together.
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Wynndi D. May 5, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Anne-Louise has a very intuitive approach to teaching which matched my kinesthetic learning style. She helped me learn how to use my machine and I will work on a project so she can help answer any questions at the next lesson. We were definitely a fit. Thanks.
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Cynfi Shaw April 15, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Great Lesson! So patient and informative
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Anne-Louise M.

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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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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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Geraldine March 26, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Very nice and explains everything very patient. Also very smart
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Lily Q.

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About Vena H.

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New York, NY
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I'm an experienced industry professional and have been working in major 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 own line, I can help you with all aspect 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 own line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students in different level to achieve their goals.

About Vena
I'm a fashion designer and have been working in 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 sewing, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and fitting. I have a great passion in teaching and extremely patient. The courses provide the best quality and hands on sewing skills used in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch or alter your own clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step.

Classes Provide:
- In-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, sewing, and patternmaking
- Flat sketching
- Tech pack making
- Design portfolio building
- Garment production know- how

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery m
achine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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Tina April 22, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Vena is so knowledgeable and precise. I’m so glad to have taken her class as I felt very encouraged which motivated me a lot. She’s extremely understanding and patient and is generally very pleasant to have been taught by! 🌞
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Arlene G. April 16, 2019
· Sewing · In home
She is great !!! Very informative and shows you they way. She is well worth hiring.
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Lydia April 3, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Vena has been giving my 14 year old daughter lessons and she loves it. She had no experience but has learned so much in a short amount of time. Vena is very calm and explains everything in detail. She demonstrates how a more difficult step is done and then has you do it while she is watching you.
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About Lorena G.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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Knowing the sewing machine, handle it to sew the clothes with the techniques.

About Lorena
I encourage adults, youth and kids to create fashion, learn to design, create their ideas and develop them from creative training.
Generations inherited, since I was a little girl, more than 20 years as a job, long experience doing what I love most... Creating fashion but the best and important it is to teach what I learned in my life.
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Hawa B. May 14, 2019
· Sewing · Online
I loved how she was soo detailed with it. And it wasn’t rushed she took her time to explain everything. If I was ever lost she would guide and I appreciate it.
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Albertina March 22, 2019
· Sewing · In home
I really enjoy taking lessons with Lorena , she is a good teacher very professional and knows a lot about sewing. I made a skit from scratch and I enjoy every step, I will recommend her as a teacher for anyone how is serious about sewing.
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Elona J. March 20, 2019
· Sewing · In home
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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 Tonya H.

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Raleigh, NC
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Experienced sewer of over 10 years, specializing in teaching beginner/intermediate/ and advanced sewing students. Lessons are customized and catered to the need/goals of each student. The classes will teach you the basic beginner sewing skills such as the anatomy of a sewing machine, to more intermediate/advanced techniques such as sewing with patterns and creating your own custom patterns.

About Tonya
I'm a seamstress/fashion designer and I've been sewing since 2002 and have a fond love for it. Since learning to sew, over the years I have build my client base and I make a variety of custom garments from skirts, dresses, pants, tops, etc for my clients.

I have always had a love for fashion and when I started sewing it opened up numerous possibilities to be creative and be able to make anything!

I teach sewing classes at the local community centers as well as private sewing lessons at my home. I've taught kids from the age range of 7-17 as well as adults from 18-65.

From the beginning stages of sewing to the more advanced stages I am able to walk you through the process. I use store patterns in addition to creating my own patterns through self drafting.

I look forward to working with any students that sign up for my classe
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Tonya H.

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About Bridget R.

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Saint Louis, MO

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Have the passion for designing/sewing but you don’t know how to sew?.. let me take your to dream to the next level “team work makes the dream work”. Together we can learn how to bring your strengths to a professional level, you will learn from the basics operations of a sewing machine to the industry secrets of a finished garment. Whatever you wish to learn I am here to teach you every step of the way through your journey in fashion.

About Bridget
It's a great day to learn something new! Hi my name is Bridget and I would love to be able to assist you in learning the art of sewing. whether you are a beginner or not, learning is fundamental in everything we do. all you need is a sewing machine, sewing supplies, time, and a big dose of patience. and we will hit the sewing room run running.! Lets enjoy what we do and how we do it, by bringing forth your skill set and my love and passion for teaching and sewing, to the next level. I have 30 years of sewing skills and 19 of those years I have taught people from all age groups to learn how to sew. No I had no schooling, in sewing my education was in commercial art and advertising design but I had always wanted to know how to sew. so one day I was gifted a sewing machine and made all the dresses for my wedding and haven't stop sewing since
. so I hope we can enjoy each other's company as we explore the endless gifts in sewing.
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Bridget R.

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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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$42 / 60-min

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