Crafts & Hobbies Lessons in Palatine, IL. It's your time.

In person or online. We've got everything you need to get started and stay motivated!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Popular Crafts & Hobbies Teachers in Palatine, IL

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Omar J.

2 Reviews
Book Now

As far as chess goes, anyone can learn how to move a piece, control the board, or utilize move patterns. The thing that separates the average from the adept is the understanding of the multiple levels of "playing". Starting with your mind set, moving on to the game board, and ultimately defeating the opponent sitting across from you...

Defeating your opponent is literally the goal of chess. So, it is important to remember to have fun while being competitive.

I am a Chess Player, and have been since elementary school where I joined the chess club and became addicted to the game. That's when found out my younger brother was cheating when he taught me how to play a few weeks before. Needless to say he cant win against me anymore...OK fine, he gets lucky sometimes...at the end of the day we supported each other and our friends at a bunch of chess tournaments!

Now, at this point in my life, it is time to share some chess knowledge and support someone who is looking for that ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

Recent Reviews
Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!

Kelly N.

1 Review
Round Lake, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Kelly N.

1 Review
Book Now

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

Recent Reviews
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.

Rebecca S.

Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Rebecca S.

Book Now

I started sewing when I was in middle school and still have a few of my first projects. I enjoy teaching new skills to everyone and love when my students "figure it out."

About Rebecca

Hi there! Thank for taking a look at my profile. I started my teaching career as a math teacher 17 years ago and have recently branched into sewing and violin lessons. As a trained teacher, I am well versed at giving multiple examples and giving the student time to figure out and solve the proble

Meet Online Crafts & Hobbies Teachers Serving Palatine, IL

Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Paul B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 12 to 80
  • Teaching since 1997
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Paul B.

Book Now

Do you want to build shop cabinets but don't know where to start? I've been building shop cabinets for the last 3 years and I love to share my learning with others. My specialty is in designing and building shop cabinets quickly and efficiently.
If you are a beginner and would like to design and build a shop cabinet or custom drawers for a storage space that you would like to utilize, you've come to the right place! Please send me a message if you have any questions.

About Paul

I'm an Electrical Engineer by training and profession. I enjoy working on complex problems and processes, and I especially like finding ways to do complex tasks more efficiently. My current interests are woodworking and digitizing/scanning of home videos, photos, slides, and negatives. I post muc

Melissa G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 8 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Melissa G.

Book Now

I have always had a passion for Fashion. Born in Miami and raised in Texas, this Fashionista began her sewing journey at the age of twelve receiving lessons and sewing tips from my mother. From there I started making my own clothing and began wearing my fashions to school which led t me sewing and designing clothing for my fellow school mates as well. Word began to travel that there was a young new designer in the community, so my clientele and skill level began to grow. In 2004 I officially incorporated Random Star Couture a custom clothing brand which caters to Men, Women, Children, and Home Decor. As years progressed I became a professional Sewing Instructor for JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts along with teaching private clients. I also branched out into wardrobe styling and costuming. Which gave me even more access in the Fashion industry allowing me the opportunities to have worked with such clients/ companies as Roca Wear (Clothing Brand), Aeropostle, Lil' Wayne (Six Foot Seven Foot- ...

About Melissa

I have a True Love & Passion for Fashion and Sewing! I have been sewing since the age of twelve and have grown my passion into a successful career basically since then. What started out as a Hobby taught by my mother has grown into a lucrative craft and career. If you too have a Love and Passion fo

Betty E.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $105
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Fashion Merchandising and Design from Bauder Fashion College
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Betty E.

12 Reviews
Book Now

I teach all levels including kids 7 and up.

About Betty

Basic Sewing

Recent Reviews
Cindy W.
Betty is amazing..extremely qualified and excellent instructor!
Darlene
Betty was fantastic. She was very knowledgable and a great teacher. I would highly recommend Betty for all ages and levels.
Lorri
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

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing crafts & hobbies teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream crafts & hobbies teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_80374_pi_image
"Great instructor! Sam's a fantastic and fun teacher and our kids love working with him. He's really good at what he does and he's a master player as well!"
Rodrigo Z.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
Profile_101881_pi_IMG_7560193190565
"Very knowledgeable and patient...looking forward to the next class."
Tammy
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
Profile_156360_pi_20190106_134452_HDR
"I learnt alot ... she is very patient kind and upbeat.. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽"
Cleronel Austrie
Took Crocheting lessons from Cheryl V.
Profile_133675_pi_received_2318689741481283
"Thanks again for providing such clear & concise instructions. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson & am feeling more confident about sewing."
Simone
Took Sewing lessons from Trivia D.
Profile_189282_pi_DSC_2144
"Both my kids had their first class with Kyle today. He was really Awesome. They loved every minute of the class. They can wait for the next class. Thanks Kyle."
Gerard
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
Profile_155845_pi_2014-10-04_0-46-24
"Atousa is EXCELLENT! She is incredibly kind, patient, encouraging, and really knows her stuff! I've had one lesson with her and seriously look forward to my others with her in a big way. If one wants to learn chess - I'd highly recommend Atousa. She's really good!!"
Jason
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
Profile_83668_pi_IMG_7487
"Rob was awesome!! He went above and beyond to accommodate my needs. Will definitely hire him again!"
Ben
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
Profile_237164_pi_58d92a3ce78ebb894292b4dae2f2748da62f0055
"Danial was a very patient and informative instructor. His skill level goes way beyond your average coach as if he is almost a gm. On top of this he made chess intriguing and I would definitely recommend him."
John
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
Profile_83668_pi_IMG_7487
"Rob was great. Very flexible on scheduling, knowledgeable, and engaging. He was able to customize the lessons to my goals and interests. I highly recommend him!"
Gerry
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
Profile_217891_pi_A8A697C0-ACB5-4D8C-9039-3D27DF32CD1F
"I consider myself an experienced knitter so was surprised to find myself stymied by reading a more difficult pattern. Amy is a pleasure to work with as well as an extremely skilled teacher. Her explanations are clear and in one case her diagram clarified my confusion. I learned, laughed, and left Amy having learned what I needed to learn. I am impressed with her and will call her again."
Pat
Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
View More
View Less

Popular Crafts & Hobbies Articles from our Blog

Why Everyone Should Learn to Sew

Want to save money and create a unique style for yourself? Learning how to sew is both practical and a way to explore your creative side. Read on as LA and online teacher Iris B. explains why everyone should learn this valuable skill… People learn to sew for all sorts of reasons, from a desire to express their creativity, to save money, to even just the need to learn a new skill. I’ve had a life-long love affair with sewing and it’s a skill I think everyone should have. It’s never too l …

By Suzy S.

Student Groups