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These Sewing teachers are highly rated by students in the Freeport area, including Westfield, Woodside, Great Neck, Rego Park and Howard Beach.

Melissa Q.

Staten Island, NY 10305

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Private Sewing Teacher

My sewing curriculum is designed so that first time learners will feel motivated to keep on sewing. The first three projects are usually completed within the first 3-4 lessons. After learning how to operate the student's machine, together we will make a draw string bag, a skirt (for a doll, for a student or someone else) and a stuffed animal. These first three projects lay an important foundation; students learn basic and useful skills they will use over and over again as they begin to choose their own projects that we work on together.

I believe that if the student- whether a child or an adult- enjoys sewing and sees what they are capable of from the start, they will be more eager to learn more and take on new challenges.

Currently developing sewing worksheets for children.

About Melissa

Hi there! I'm Melissa, and I am a fashion design and sewing teacher on Staten Island. I have been teaching children and adults how to sew since 2014. I've been sewing since I was a child, and I've been teaching since 2007.

I am mostly self-taught, and that, coupled with my youth, gives me a unique perspective when teaching. My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson- almost all of my students finish the first hour with a handy drawstring bag to keep their new sewing supplies in. I have a specific sewing curriculum for the first 3-5 lessons that helps lay a groundwork for making more exciting things.

After we finish those steps, I work individually with students to make whatever they would like, from Halloween costumes to memory pillows to peplum tops. The choice is

yours. I'm not the kind of teacher that is going to make you spend hours mastering a straight hem because frankly, that's really boring. I want you to learn while working on projects you care about

My experience includes;

-I worked in a tutoring school teaching kids from ages 5-17 in all subjects.
-I designed a program called Creative Studios for creative writing, fashion design and fine art. I taught these subjects to students aged 8-12.
-I teach sewing and fashion design (including fashion drawing) to various students in a one on one format.
-I teach fashion design and sewing to tweens, teens, and adults at SI Dance and Arts Center
-I taught at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund Saturday Academy
-I am pursuing a Masters in Adolescent Education in Social Studies

Please note that I am located in Staten Island, NY. I may be able to accommodate some Brooklyn or Woodbridge students, but please inquire before booking.

My studio space is located at Staten Island Dance and Art Center. It's a lovely, artsy space with bright yellow walls, six sewing machines, and 2 professional mannequins.
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August 13, 2019
Mike
Very professional, great teaching on machine , learned the basics to go on my own . Highly recommended.
April 17, 2018
Rose C.
It was good I feel so happy I know now how to use my machine and looking forward. To my next class .
March 26, 2018
Madison
My daughter had her first lesson and is off to a great start with Melissa

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Melissa Q.

Staten Island, NY

(12)
Private Sewing Teacher

Students can expect a Systematic Approach to Sewing, what I fondly call the SASsy way. We will start with foundational topics like the Anatomy of the Sewing Machine, building on that foundation one skill at a time. I've learned that remaining motivated to sew often holds people back so I will also teach you how to plan out projects and how to build a sewing habit that helps you see consistent results and keeps you motivated to sew!

About Timpla

Hello! You want to learn to sew? I'm Timpla and I can help you!

FEEDBACK FROM MY PREVIOUS STUDENTS:

"It was great! I learned so much about my sewing machine."

"Had a great time Timpla! I was able to hem my daughter's skirt and repair a shirt sleeve. Looking forward to next time."

"I definitely benefited from the class! Thanks so much!!!"

I LOVE helping my students conquer their "fear" of the sewing machine, which unleashes excitement about their potential to sew unique items for themselves and others.

I've been sewing since I was a young girl, learning from my grandmother.

My experience includes sewing women's and girl's apparel, home decor, and quilts. I decided to start teaching private and group lessons after receiving many requests from friends and acquaintances.

I look forward to helping you develop the

skills you need to tackle any sewing project.

~Timpla S.
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February 22, 2018
Shirley
She’s knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Can’t wait for my next lesson
January 30, 2018
Judy bellinger
Just starting out but Timpla was warm, helpful and patient. Excited for next class.
November 27, 2017
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 less intimidating. 😁🤩 - I give her 5 Stars she was Absolutely Amazing!

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Lily Q.

New York, NY 10036

(19)

Private Sewing Teacher

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.

New York, NY

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Vena H.

New York, NY 10018

(22)

Private Sewing Teacher

I'm an experienced professional and have been working in top tier fashion companies in NYC for over 10 years. I am offering industry level patternmaking and sewing classes that cater to your needs. Whether you are a beginner who wants to start sewing or advanced level that you want to polish your skills or to start your clothing line, I can help you with all aspects of subjects that you want to learn. I teach hands-on patternmaking and sewing skills used in the industry and garment production know-how if you want to start your line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students at different levels to achieve their goals.

About Vena

I'm a fashion designer and have been working in the fashion industry in NYC for more than 10 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at companies such as DKNY, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM, Victoria's Secret. My specialty is patternmaking, draping, tailoring, sewing, and fitting. I have a great passion for teaching and extremely patient. The courses provide the best quality and hands-on sewing skills used in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch or alter your clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step.

Classes Provide:
- In-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, sewing, and patternmaking
- Flat sketching
- Tech pack making
- Design portfolio building
- Garment production know-how

*** For the students who want to have in-home class,

please note I only travel to the students who live within Manhattan and Brooklyn along R train. I do not travel to Queens and NJ***

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery machine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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October 9, 2019
Maggie M.
Vena is a consummate professional. My son wanted to learn some basic sewing skills, as well as learn how to make clothes and accessories. In the first 1.5 hour lesson at our home, he completed a simple zipper bag. Over the course of six lessons he made a messenger bag, dress shirt and started on pants - which he finished while we were on vacation. Vena is an expert and also knows how to tailor her lessons to her individual students work style, needs and goals. I give her my highest recommendation. My son will be working with her again to learn how to design his own creations. Five stars all the way.
October 9, 2019
Marc
I think Vena is wonderful. She is patient, warm, supportive and knowledgeable. She can help you complete specific projects (make a dress or a stuffed animal), help you become a better sewer or teach you the art of pattern making. Also, I should mention, she work professionally in the fashion industry and give lots of great insight into how garments are designed. Love Her!
October 7, 2019
Shahida
I really enjoyed very helpful and knowledgeable!

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Vena H.

Brooklyn, NY

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Sabrina Jacqui L.

Brooklyn, NY 11233

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Private Sewing Teacher

**Although my availability does not list the weekend, I am flexible for some weekends. Contact me!**

Lessons I offer:
-how to set up and use a sewing machine
-sewing basics
-sewing tips and tricks
-going over how to read and use a store-bought pattern + completion of project
-pattern-drafting basics (basic tote bag, skirt, top, some homewares - sorry no menswear patterns) + completion of project, etc.
**Please note: I am NOT offering in-depth pattern-drafting lessons.

About Sabrina Jacqui

I first learned how to sew from a wonderful woman teaching in-home sewing lessons. Her one on one lessons helped catapult me into the skilled sewer I am today.

I have been sewing since then for about 15 years now. I started my own clothing brand in high school where I created every item by hand (pattern-drafting to sewing). I then went on to receive my BFA in Fashion Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where my construction skills advanced. I am currently working on design commissions in NYC.

My sewing teaching methods are unique in that I have both sides of the equation to offer--structural/basics and creative/fashion. I am happy to work with any student on what they choose to focus on and what they are excited about gaining from the lessons. If you're unsure what you want to learn, we can work together on a small p

roject to get you going!
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January 27, 2018
Gwen
Sabrina teaches my twin daughters once a week and they love her!
January 27, 2018
Mandy
Hi Everyone! I went to Sabrina to learn some basic hemming and alteration techniques. But she was so great I decided to take a few more lessons to learn some construction techniques, as well and now I feel like I can make some basic clothes for myself. She was so great!
January 27, 2018
Karen
Sabrina was the most incredibly knowledgeable, patient and helpful teacher. I had just a rudimentary understanding of sewing but with a few short lessons she helped me so much to do so many things. Her knowledge of everything to do with sewing and fashion is just astonishing and her work is impeccable. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn more about sewing or construction.

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Sabrina Jacqui L.

Brooklyn, NY

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Kareen S.

New York, NY 10003


Private Sewing Teacher

learn how to sew something you can actually wear or use. learn to make original garments or how to up-cycle used items. I Teach how to sew, make patterns or drape,hand finishes and tailoring for the more advance. Embroidery, appliqué

About Kareen

I spent years working as a designer for major apparel companies, but my passion is in sewing and making a garment from concept to actual garment. i am skilled in all fabrics. If you want to sew like a couturier or just make pillows, i can help you do that.

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Kareen S.

New York, NY

Kelove Z.

Brooklyn, NY 11207


Private Sewing Teacher

Are you looking to learn how to design for a certain group or just want to learn the different techniques out there, as a former Fashion Industries student, this class is here for you.

About Kelove

I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.

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Kelove Z.

Brooklyn, NY

Brandy G.

Astoria, NY 11103


Private Sewing Teacher

Hello!
I am a sewing instructor with 10 years of experience working in the fashion design industry in NYC. I have worked for many brands as a tailor, pattern-making, and fashion designer. I teach students of all ages, levels, and aptitudes. I have taught kids starting at age 6 and up as well as adults. I teach hand sewing, machine sewing and tailor the lesson plan to the student's needs and skill sets.

I look forward to teaching you!

Brandy

About Brandy

Hello! I am a fashion designer, tailor, and pattern making living in NYC. I received my BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art with a major in Fiber Arts/Fashion Design Concentration. I have been working in the fashion design industry for 10 years and teach sewing and arts and crafts to people of all ages.

I am available to teach any specific projects from start to completion that you have in mind, such as pillow making, alterations, creating garments from start to finish, as well as any level of sewing experience.

Beginner students will learn the basics of hand sewing (learning different techniques i.e. running stitch, blind stitch, blanket stitch), threading and setting up a sewing machine and stitching on the machine.
Intermediate will begin learning how to create a garment or item (i.e. pillow) using basic sewing techniqu

es as well as learning more construction methods, such as adding lining and interfacing.
Advanced will focus on creating items from start to finish, such as completing a finished skirt or blouse.

I am skilled in pattern making, draping, and advanced tailoring which can be integrated into any lesson. I am very patient and can teach individuals of all aptitudes and experiences.
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Astoria, NY

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Veronica
"Victoria was very knowledgable and friendly. She guided my daughter and I through the process of understanding the basics of starting a sewing project. We
learned how to use a pattern to make a pair of pants and as a result discovered what works and what doesn't.

We were excited to have someone who understood our needs and was able to answer all of our questions."
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Andy
"Sabrina was a great teacher and was able to explain things to me more clearly than most professors I've had. She knows womenswear like the back of her ha
nd and really helped me improve my sewing and construction."
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Christine Richardson
"Mya Mya is patient, knowledgeable, and has her lesson plans and objectives ready. From one teacher to another, I give her an A+."
Bria
"Ms. Lily is very patient and I learned a lot in the time spent with her."
Janelle
"Melissa was a fantastic teacher. So pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend 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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Mika
"Ok...First I have to say, I am so pleased to have signed up for classes with Mya. Choosing to take sewing classes with Mya is hands down one of the best d
ecisions I made and will continue to make. She is intelligent, very knowledgeable in her craft (or rather crafts), friendly, considerate, patient, and a great conversationalist. I hands down recommend taking a class or classes with her."
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Keirsten
"She's a really nice lady and a good instructor. She's really passionate about what she's doing, and that really makes a difference!"
Sarah
"Well prepared, thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Good amount of knowledge and skills to digest in our 30 minute session. Looking forward to our next le
sson."
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