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These Sewing teachers are highly rated by students in the Angelica area, including West Falls, West Bloomfield, Branchport, Marilla and Bloomfield.

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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 and alterations 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 ...

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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October 15, 2019
Travis H.
りりさん Is a great teacher I'm very excited for my second lesson! She's very focused on what you want to learn specifically and also helps you understand the basics. Sends you what you've learned so you can review it whenever!
October 6, 2019
Tori B.
She had a PowerPoint ready on the technique I wanted to learn.
September 6, 2019
Jerad

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I have been sewing for 25 years (Since I was 7). I can teach you anything you want to know from basic beginner sewing to the most advanced techniques. I can also show you how to draft your own patterns (including children's and menswear).

How to use speciality machine feet to make sewing straight much easier.

I have both regular machines and sergers in my studio and can teach you how to sew both non-stretch and stretch fabrics.

About Anne

I am a mom of two littles and work from home making pattern and technical specification packages for fashion designers.

I teach sewing, pattern making and fashion design lessons from my home studio in Broomfield.

I have been sewing since I was 7 years old and while I sometimes use commercial sewing patterns I prefer to make my own, I always have.

I have a degree in Pattern Making, Fashion Design, and Product Development. Adding a lot of standard technique to my own methods.

In sewing, I can teach you anything from the simplest basics to how to sew stretch fabrics, and much more. There is no need to be afraid of any particular fabrics or machines, book a lesson and we'll go over whatever you need.

In Fashion Design I can teach you the basics of fashion drawing and show you how to translate those designs into patterns and

sewn garments.

Want to learn how to alter clothes to make them fit better? Or how to upcycle pretty much anything.

Need just one lesson? OK :)

My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your goals. I know that we all learn at a different pace.

-Studio Equipment-

2 Sewing Machines.
Juki and Brother Sergers
4x8ft drafting and cutting table
Pattern paper for drafting
Limited fashion fabrics for sewing
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September 8, 2019
Tom
Excellent class. Clam and willing to answer questions. Perfect.
August 11, 2019
Elliot L.
The first lesson was just what my son and I were looking for! We look forward to more.
July 22, 2019
Falon
My first lesson went great! Anne showed me everything I needed to know to help me begin practicing on my own with confidence. She does have two small children who were well behaved, but if distractions are a problem, I would mention that before taking your first lesson. At the end of my two hour session I had sewn my first bag and now have something to show my friends and family! Thanks, Anne.

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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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May 5, 2019
Wynndi D.
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.
April 15, 2019
Cynfi Shaw
Great Lesson! So patient and informative

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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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September 10, 2019
Latonya
She is down to earth, knowledgeable, and tackled concerns I had with sewing a particular project. Will be paying for her services again very soon.
September 7, 2019
Avery W.
Sonya is wonderful! My daughter came hime after her first sewing lesson so excited about what she will learn. It took her 30 minutes, talking a mile a minute, to share every detail. Sonya made her feel comfortable and eager to learn more.
August 7, 2019
Emma
What an amazing job Sonya did teaching my daughter to sew. Sonya made each session exciting and motivated my daughter to want to learn more. My daughter is eager to take on bigger projects due to Sonya’s encouragement. Sonya is an excellent teacher!

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Sonya M.

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Experienced teacher of 20 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced sewing student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be sewing in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of stitches, techniques and understanding patterns for individual garments...and you may also choose to learn how to repurpose the clothes you already have to make them fresh again. Let's get started!

About Taryn

Taryn studied fashion design and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Anna Sui and milliner Tracy Watts.

Taryn first started teaching sewing to displaced youth at Hollywood Arts 10+ years ago. She taught "R'ashion" (recycle fashion/sewing) at Environmental Charter High School for 5 years. She headlines EcoFashion workshops all around the world including Zambia, South Africa, and recently at the Green School in Bali. Jack Johnson has donated leftover Tour T-shirts so she could do upcycling workshops at schools. And she's had the opportunity to teach celebrities how to sew at the EcoDivas Upcycling Lab at Sundance. (DJ Aoki was the most fun.)

She taught “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM for 7 years. She is the founder of Beyond the Label, a charitable organization that gets people

to think about "What's in my tee?" She encourages people to think of fabric like ingredients and does whatever she can to relate food to fashion including making nutrition label T-shirts to show what's actually in the tee. Due to multiple allergies, you can learn healthy alternatives of what to put in and on your body.

She is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution USA, and the Fashion Department at Santa Monica College AND LOVES TO NERD OUT ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HEALTHY FABRICS.
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September 12, 2019
Zoe
My 17 yr-old daughter had a great time in her first lesson with Taryn! Great teacher!!
July 10, 2019
Jonathan H.
What a great teacher! Had a blast and learned a lot!
April 7, 2019
Ayesha
Taryn is very knowledgeable about the craft and really very patience encouraging and research oriented. We had a great session almost wished it didn't end.

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I've graduated from AIU University for Fashion Design and Marketing. I Design most of my on clothes when I can't found what I'm looking for in stores. I love sharing my creations with others. Ive taught students at my home one on one. I've taught at Joan's fabrics for a year. I've had classes as large as 15 students at one time. They where all beginers.

About Trivia

Hello future students! I'm a designer with a BA degree in Fashion. I've taught students at Joan's Fabric. I love Designing my own look. And i know you would too! Im looking foward to having you as my student. Thanks!

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September 13, 2019
Joyce
Trevia, is a good teacher. I have enjoyed our classes
August 23, 2019
Jacquiline Mwandia
My first lesson was amazing. I learnt so much and Trivia is so knowledgeable. I cannot wait for next week.
November 9, 2018
Francine B.
She is an AWESOME teacher! Very professional yet personable. I feel like I’ve learned so much in our first session and I’m looking forward to many more sessions with Mrs. Trivia! She was also very informative!

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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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July 28, 2019
Candace P.
My daughter loved her first sewing class. Ms Bridget was very professional and knowledgeable of her craft. I look forward to more lessons from her.

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I've been sewing my entire life and while I'm new to teaching in a formal setting I've been helping my friends and classmates with sewing since I was in high school. I can teach you basics like how to sew a button and we can work our way up to sewing an outfit.

I can teach you: building (sewing a item of clothing from scratch), altering, tailoring, repairing, embroidery, beading, prop making, hand stitching, machine stitching, how to use a serger, how to read and use patterns, how to plan a project, how to draft a basic pattern, beginner upholstery, and what I call "make it work" sewing tricks for when you don't have fancy equipment or supplies.

If you have a specific project (I'm looking at you, cosplayers and diy Halloween enthusiasts) or if you want to learn a skill that you will use for the rest of your life. I can help.

About Kathren

I'm a grad student at George Washington University who just moved to the DC area from Chicago, and I'm originally from Texas.

I'm a maker who specializes in sewing but I dabble in many other media. I learned everything I know by choosing a project and learning what I needed to to complete that project in a way that I was satisfied with. I have very high expectations of myself so I'd say I am pretty good at what I do and proud of the work I have done. I've also made a lot of mistakes so I know how to help people work through problems.

I'm a massive nerd who loves helping other nerds realize their nerdy dreams so let me help you!

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Jacquelyne
"Wonderful experience!!! My first time hiring a tutor and it was worth it. Time was spent wisely and definitely learned a lot. Will definitely continue to
hire Ashley!"
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Petrina
"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 thi
nk of any better tutor and creative arts person who is an eventor in his field."
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Zulima
"I had my first lesson with Ms. lily love her she is so thorough with her explanations, patient, and kind. She knows her stuff and she makes me even kite e
xcited to learn how to sew. Anywhere Ms.lily goes I'm going..lol"
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Kenya
"Knowledgeable and patient teacher"
Robyn
"Crafty Table provides an enriched learning environment especially for young beginners. My daughter enjoys not only learning the fundamentals, she is also
pleased with her creations."
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Dolores
"Donna is a great sewing teacher! She worked with my 11-year-old and was patient, clear, and engaging. Being 11, my daughter was underprepared, but Donna h
ad a project lined up for her. Donna taught skills she hadn’t learned or mastered like zippers, buttons, ironing, and fabric choice.

I highly recommend Donna. And will be taking lessons from her myself!"
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Candace
"My daughter loved her first sewing class. Ms Bridget was very professional and knowledgeable of her craft. I look forward to more lessons from her."
Keisha
"I met Tuesday at the fabric store. I gave her a photo and we picked out fabric. After my dress and vest was made... We were "the couple" of the night.
I changed my design 3 times and she was patient and caring and I stopped the whole show because of her. My dress was much prettier than the original photo I had given her."
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Tom
"Excellent class. Clam and willing to answer questions. Perfect."

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