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Hello! My mother taught me how to sew when I was nine years old and I have loved it ever since. I used to make my own clothes and wear them to school! This led me to study it in college. I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012 and received a BFA. I can teach the basics starting with the tools and how to use a sewing machine, all the way to making your own patterns. I also have fashion sketching skills!
I'm a former Fashion Institute of Technology Professor, teaching sewing & fashion art, and in the fashion industry for over 14 years. I have worked @Target Stores, for Alexander McQueen, and have a very close working knowledge of industry standards and needs.
I LOVE teaching beginners: getting them excited about using the computer like a Pro, sewing & learning to love it, or helping them set up their fashion business. I possess a wide variety of skills-so just ask, and I'd love to teach you!
I have been sewing for over 30 years and teaching for over 12 years. I am a Fashion Design graduate (FIDM) and can teach sewing, sewing machine care and basics, fabric cutting, using a pattern, pattern alterations, or pattern drafting, and draping.
I can also teach how to choose the proper fabric for your projects, and the different finishing techniques for hems.
I can customize the class to your needs and interests. I can teach you the making of garments, costumes, or home decoration items.
It's up to you! I can't wait to teach you how to be proficient with your machine, and hand sewing.
Sewing safety and how to use a machine, the sewing tools you'll need, how to read, cut out, layout, and follow pattern instructions, how to sew different stitches and using the correct length, pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems, sew a zipper or an elastic waistband.
~We will be working towards sewing a basic pattern (i.e. tote, PJ bottoms, etc) or whichever project the student brings in
Intermediate students must know all of the above and can bring in their own project. I also offer overlock/serger lessons if interested.
I love to sew and greatly enjoy teaching the craft. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old, when I was taught by my Grandmother. A FIDM Fashion Design graduate, I worked in the garment industry as a pattern maker and junior dress designer. I then went on to work for 14 years in the Motion Picture industry in costume design and stylist work.
I enjoy working with children, guiding them to use their creativity in the process of sewing. Lessons can be tailored to the students needs, from learning how to use the sewing machine to the best way to approach sewing different fabrics and patterns. From fashion to interior design, I am happy to guide you to a finished product.
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