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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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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

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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Jerad September 6, 2019
· Computer Programming · Online
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Maddy B. September 4, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Really great lessons that are tailored to your needs / projects.
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Hayk September 2, 2019
· Python · Online
Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Very easy to communicate. Was prepared for the lesson and able to go through everything that planed.
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Lily S.

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About Anne-Louise M.

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Long Beach, CA

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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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$30 / 30-min

About Salma R.

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About Salma
Hi, there! My name is Salma Repole and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and I enjoy helping my students speak Arabic. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is simple, effective, and easy. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Yasmina P. February 20, 2019
· Arabic · Online
I enjoy my class with Ms. Salma Ruqaiyah
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Yasmina P. February 13, 2019
· Arabic · Online
excellent..we look forward to her class every wednesday
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Yasmina P. February 6, 2019
· Arabic · Online
It was so much fun learning with Ms.Salma-- Ruqaiyah
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Salma R.

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About Kodjo A.

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Riverside, CA
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About Kodjo
Most people simply call me Joe. I have a bachelors in Fine Art, an MBA and been making clothes for my clients for over 25 years. I taught many people sewing and they've gone ahead to tackle various projects on their own to their own disbelief. Creativity comes to me naturally and with a background in figure drawing and painting, my knowledge of anatomy of the human figure helps a lot in translating it into designs for all figure types and sizes. I have handled many interior design projects also, so all these experiences equip me with immense knowledge to transfer to those who want to learn all about sewing, whether as a beginner, an intermediary or advanced student.
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Petrina February 6, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I can sincerely attest to Kojo's examplary work and professionalism. He has been my clothes designer for years and great teacher in his field. I can't think of any better tutor and creative arts person who is an eventor in his field.
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Kodjo A.

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$67 / 30-min

About Isabela M.

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Fort George G Meade, MD
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About Isabela
Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and
pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Nathan D. September 16, 2019
· Italian · Online
This could be most worthwhile
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Jenna Recalo September 16, 2019
· Romanian · Online
Love Isabela, she has been so helpful and I feel that I have learned so much!
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Jenna Recalo August 29, 2019
· Romanian · Online
Today I had lesson 3 with Isabela and I have already learned so much. I feel like I am a slow learner and she is so patient with me. She even takes the time to work through things until I really understand. Super thankful!
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Isabela M.

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About Bruce P.

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Wellington, FL

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Bruce learned the game of chess in the late 60's, becoming a "Fischer Kid" during the 70's. In high school, he easily captured the team championships and represented his school until graduating in 1976.

He taught some of his fellow students to play and improve in their games during this time and enjoyed sharing his joy of the game with others. Although life has sent him in many directions career-wise, he has never strayed far from chess.

In addition to chess, Bruce has played semi-pro football and is also now a dance instructor. His understanding of working with body and mind to create the best you makes him a unique choice in mentoring young students about chess and life in general. His enthusiasm for life and the activities he teaches are contagious and he hopes that each of his students enjoy the time with him enough to "pass
it forward" to others!
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Bruce P.

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$67 / 60-min

About Natasha A.

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About Natasha
Have you ever taken a lesson and the teacher move on before you fully understood? I have been teaching crochet for over 15 years and I know all the signs of a confused student and I know how to help. I don't just teach you how to crochet the stitches, but I give you ideas of what to make. My students love to make fun, quick, and easier crochet items that they can share with their loved ones.

I have crochet array of crochet stitches. I am great at explaining things so that anyone can understand. I have taught middle math for 6 years, so I know how to keep it simple but entertaining.

You bring the materials (I can help you find if needed) and I bring the help, knowledge, and confidence. By the end of the lesson, you will have a clearer understanding of your project and confidence to finish and share with the world.

I am available to do
lesson in-person, in my home, or online. In-person lessons should be 90 minutes long and believe me once you get going you would not want to stop.

After you choose me to be your teacher let me know what you like to create, so we can come prepared with the best materials and tools.

K, See you soon.
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Natasha A.

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$59 / 30-min

About Marian P.

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About Marian
I am more than a crochet instructor, I am a self-professed craft-aholic. If there is a creative process, I am ready to try it. Even more than doing, I love sharing the skills I have learned.

If you have never held a hook or a skein of yarn before, or even if you have and didn't feel you were successful, I believe I can teach you this craft. There are basic skills you need to learn, but there are many ways they can be taught. If you have struggled in the past, we can try it a different way.

I believe everyone needs a creative outlet. I would love to be the one to help you find yours.
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Marian P.

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$34 / 60-min

About Brandon B.

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About Brandon
I have been in the construction field for 14 years and counting and also have the knowledge to build anything from ground up with the experience to back it...
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Brandon B.

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$42 / 30-min

About Melissa G.

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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 for Fashion, I would highly recommend that you sign up for my classes quick! Whether your just starting out and looking to have Fun, your interested in improving your current sewing skill level or even thinking about developing your own business through sewing. I can definitely guide you on your brand new SEWING JOURNEY! I'm looking forward to sewing and creating with you!
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Melissa G.

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$35 / 30-min

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Why Everyone Should Learn to Sew

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 …

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
Basic Sewing Stitches for Beginners
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics...  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qu
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How to Hem Jeans by Hand or Sewing Machine Step by Step [Infographic]
Looking for advice on hemming jeans? Finding a pair of jeans that fits just right can be a challenge. Sometimes, in order to get the perfect fit, you have to go to a tailor and if you have multiple pairs of jeans, alteration fees can add up! Wearing jeans that are too long or too short is always uncomfortable, and oftentimes unflattering. But there are many easy ways to hem jeans to get the look you desire and in this blog post, we'll share a few of them. Whether you're taking sewing less
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