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These Sewing teachers are highly rated by students in the Cottekill area, including Cold Spring, West Point, Monroe, Warwick and Stony Point.

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This beginning sewing course with start with working and setting up your machine. Leaving basic functions, stitches and how to sew straight. The second class will sew a pillow.

About Chef Stevie

Hi! I'm Chef Stevie. I’m a graduate of Walnut Hill College, one of Philadelphia's oldest Culinary arts schools. I loved my classes because every day was a new opportunity to see, touch and learn something new.

I've loved cooking for others and teaching the art of cooking is one of my passions. Even after 20 years, I still get excited about exploring different cuisines. My classes are fun and informative. My students tell me that my zest for cooking is contagious and that they find themselves being more creative in other aspects of their life. I also enjoy growing my own food, raising chickens and enjoying nature.

I've taught community cooking demos, groups and individual classes. I also enjoy cooking for small intimate gatherings. I’ve even had the pleasure of learning Molecular Gastronomy cooking. Check out Wikipedia if you are i

nterested in learning more about Molecular Cuisine.

GROUP classes are available as well as some limited travel. Let’s get cooking! Cheers
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October 4, 2019
Debbie
She was wonderful and easy to work with. We had a bit of a problem to get online but she and I stayed calm and got it worked out! She did alot of research on my altitude which I appreciated! The food tasted delicious! I am looking forward to our next lesson!
August 1, 2019
Veronica
Chief Stevie is very knowledgeable and patient. Really enjoy the lesson and learned a lot.
June 2, 2019
Deidre M.
Chef Stevie was very informative. She was clear and precise. I am looking forward to our next session.

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Chef Stevie M.

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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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Lily S.

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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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September 12, 2019
Perlita
I enjoyed the session very much. The teacher was thorough and organize. The lesson was presented clearly and was easy to understand. I learned a lot in just 2 hours; looking forward to the next class
July 30, 2019
Isabel
We couldn't have imagined a more excellent instructor for our daughter. Lily has such a kind and pleasant demeanor. She is intelligent, patient, and is literally the best teacher that I have seen work with my daughter.

I give Lily my highest recommendation and always look forward to her coming and teaching my daughter. The relationship that they have formed is invaluable, beyond sewing. We are so appreciative and grateful to her.
May 24, 2019
Ann G.
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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Lily Q.

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Private Sewing Teacher

Make your clothes within 2 weeks of our classes. My goal is to bring out the best in my student and inspire them for greater heights.

About Rosemary

I am the Creative Director for Teddies Afrique and one thing I love to do is to teach sewing lessons. I'm a creative person, flexible and fun loving. I pay attention to details, impacting the lives of my students is part of me.
Connect with me today and have fun while you learn.

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May 29, 2019
Mercy
was nice, free and fun. she was also friendly.
February 16, 2019
Pathenia
I am truly enjoying learning how to sew with Rosemary as my teacher. So far, I have seen a blouse and a skirt that I need to add finishing touches on. I am going to sign up for more lessons. I want to perfect the art of sewing.
February 14, 2019
Abigail
She is so patient and thorough with her lessons. Things that I’ve had issues with in the past made sense when she went over them. I highly recommend

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Rosemary O.

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I specialize in Cosplay sewing. I can teach you how to sew spandex fabric without a serger.
I have 28 years of sewing various clothing. 11 of those years have been Cosplay costumes.
I can show you how to take the proper body measurements and alter patterns based on which costume you want to recreate.

About Tuwanda

Welcome future students! My name is Tuwanda and I want to help you learn how to recreate fabric based costumes of your favorite movie, video game or comic book character. I have 28 years of sewing experience and 11 of those years have been recreating cosplay costumes for clients.

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July 21, 2019
Brenda
Tuwanda is the best. She is very patient and pleasant to work with. She's also well informed and very skilled, which makes her highly instructive. I definitely recommend her.
April 27, 2019
Ayesha
She is very knowledgeable and goes step by step.
September 30, 2018
Ashlyn
My daughter had her first session with Tuwanda yesterday and had an awesome session! Tuwanda is very personable and they clicked very quickly. After they reviewed what my daughter had done in the past they began a new project. My daughter is very excited for her future sessions! Tuwanda was great!

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Tuwanda C.

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Fun and entertaining

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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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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Bridget R.

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There's no one right way to do anything, but there are definitely easier + faster ways to do things. And when it comes to sewing there's no exception.

Hi! My name's Abbie and I work with you to find the easiest + fastest ways for YOU to feel confident starting your sewing journey! We'll cover the basics you need to know then move into whatever specialty techniques or tricks you need for the projects you want to work on.

This is your sewing journey, you should direct what you're learning. I'm here to help you master the skills you need as quickly as possible while having fun.

About Abigail

Hi! My name's Abbie and I've been sewing anything and everything for over 10 years. I've sewn blankets, dresses, skirts, backpacks, totes, pillows, pajamas, and on and on.

If you want to learn how to sew but are nervous about getting started, then you're in the right place. Take a deep breath. I know this process can seem scary but once you jump into it, you'll find that's it's all easier than you think.

My lessons are at your pace. We go step-by-step with thorough explanations so that you can skip the overwhelm + confusion. We start with the basics to ensure fast progress as we move onto other skills.

If you're ready to finally stop wishing and start creating then let's get started today!

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Courtney
"Maria is a fantastic pattern maker and sewing teacher! She was able to make a pattern out of my existing garment without taking it apart and walked me thr
ough all the steps of re-creating the item. Not only is she very knowledgable, she is also a great teacher and was able to explain things to me so I could retain them and practice on my own. I was completely new to sewing and she patiently answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with the different stitches. She also taught me how to setup and use my new sewing machine! Maria is a very down to earth and easy going person; it was really fun chatting during our lessons. I will definitely be back for more lessons!"
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Anjali
"Sarah is sweet, patient, incredibly knowledgeable and takes extreme pride in her craft - all things I appreciate. I HIGHLY recommend working with her."
Chetana
"She had lot of techniques and ideas on how to accomplish various sewing objectives. She also was able to help me navigate the pattern to my coat which was
extremely helpful. Together we made very good progress. I am very happy."
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Katherine
"We have only had one lesson, and my daughter (7) keeps asking when Angela comes back - she loved her lesson. Angela is a very patient teacher."
Susan
"Rosemary was fabulous! She was on time, a great teacher and my daughter very much enjoyed her lesson."
Ava
"Such a good teacher. My granddaughter loved it"
Brenda
"Tuwanda is the best. She is very patient and pleasant to work with. She's also well informed and very skilled, which makes her highly instructive. I de
finitely recommend her."
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Gift Wali
"My sewing experience with Timpla was simply amazing. She is a well of knowledge willing to share all her skills and tricks to make sewing more fun and les
s intimidating. 😁🤩 - I give her 5 Stars she was Absolutely Amazing!"
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Theresa
"Whether you are a beginner or not.Lily is the best teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I sew and I'm still learning😁😁😁😁"

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