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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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Read my REVIEWS!! I specialize in working with beginners and teach foundation skills for using a sewing machine, following a pattern, handwork, and finishing.

I can help you make curtains, pillows, bags, aprons and other household items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.

I have been sewing for over 30 years and was making my own clothes by the time I was in second grade. My lessons are not like reality TV. Projects take longer than you may think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project.

Please note, I do not teach pattern making, draping, and advanced tailoring. My experience with serger/marrow machines is limited.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project.

Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.

About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

*** Lesson Details ***
Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Vittoria August 11, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Great instructor
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Lisa August 7, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Love the passion and generous attitude for teaching knitting!
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Sowmya Kurtakoti August 6, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Enjoyed my first lesson with KIm, she made it seem so east
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Kim K.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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About Beatrice U.

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Highland Mills, NY
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I have over 20 years’ experience. I have been working for major fashion brands companies in NYC. I am experienced with working with beginners, intermediate and all levels. I am offering industry level sewing classes and pattern correcting and altering techniques that will cater to your needs. I will be able to teach foundation skills of how to operate a sewing machine, how to use a serger or how to use an industrial sewing machine. I will also teach how to hand sew, follow and understand a pattern and how to finish your work beautifully. I am also going to work with you on your own personal projects.
I teach hands on beginner’s patternmaking and sewing skills that you will need for garment production, arts and crafts and any project that involves sewing. For instance: I can help you make pillows, bags, aprons, stuffed toys and other household items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.
I will work closely with you to make sure you ...

About Beatrice
I have over 20 years’ experience. I have been working for major fashion brands companies in NYC. I am experienced with working with beginners, intermediate and all levels. I am offering industry level sewing classes and pattern correcting and altering techniques that will cater to your needs. I will be able to teach foundation skills of how to operate a sewing machine, how to use a serger or how to use an industrial sewing machine. I will also teach how to hand sew, follow and understand a pattern and how to finish your work beautifully. I am also going to work with you on your own personal projects.
I teach hands on beginner’s patternmaking and sewing skills that you will need for garment production, arts and crafts and any project that involves sewing. For instance: I can help you make pillows, bags, aprons, stuffed toys and other hou
sehold items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.
I will work closely with you to make sure you understand the project and to make sure you properly construct a quality finished project.
I have been sewing since I was in 3rd grade and was making doll clothes for my Barbie dolls and clothes for myself by the time I was in 9th grade. I also used to work closely with a Tailor/dressmaker as an apprentice during my summer holidays in 10th grade.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials.

Recommended duration is 2 hours.
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Olivia June 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone.
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Rose C. September 17, 2017
· Sewing · In home
My daughter loved it!
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Kirstin August 31, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Easy to follow, thorough, patient and making it interesting from the first steps
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Beatrice U.

Highland Mills, NY 10930
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$30 / 60-min

About Lily Q.

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New York, NY
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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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Isabel July 30, 2019
· Sewing · In home
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.
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Ann G. May 24, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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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Geraldine March 26, 2019
· Sewing · In home
The best instructor in sewing I ever had. Very patient and smart. She explains to me every detail of sewing that I need to know. Looking forward to take more classes with her.
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Lily Q.

New York, NY 10036
(18)
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$35 / 30-min

About Vena H.

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New York, NY
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I'm an experienced industry professional and have been working in major 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 own line, I can help you with all aspect 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 own line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students in different level to achieve their goals.

About Vena
I'm a fashion designer and have been working in 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 sewing, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and fitting. I have a great passion in 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 own 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

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery m
achine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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Tina April 22, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Vena is so knowledgeable and precise. I’m so glad to have taken her class as I felt very encouraged which motivated me a lot. She’s extremely understanding and patient and is generally very pleasant to have been taught by! 🌞
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Arlene G. April 16, 2019
· Sewing · In home
She is great !!! Very informative and shows you they way. She is well worth hiring.
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Lydia April 3, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Vena has been giving my 14 year old daughter lessons and she loves it. She had no experience but has learned so much in a short amount of time. Vena is very calm and explains everything in detail. She demonstrates how a more difficult step is done and then has you do it while she is watching you.
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Vena H.

New York, NY 10018
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$35 / 30-min

About Adenike O.

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South Orange, NJ
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Hi all, I'm an experienced sewer with a degree in Textiles and Design! I've been sewing and teaching for over 20 years and love what I do.
Because I've worked with children and created lesson plans I know exactly how to teach with clarity and work according to the needs of my students.
* At this point, I will be only taking on students in the beginner/intermediate level of sewing.

After the introductory class, you can purchase packages of 6 for project A, which is designed for entry level sewers , must be purchased to allow for optimal beginner sewing skills to be developed.

—Itinerary—
1st class = 60 min: introduction/assessment

Package A = 5x120 min classes:
Lesson 1-
Lesson 2-
Lesson 3 -
Lesson 4 -
Lesson 5 -
Lesson 6-

Package B (continuation of Package A)
Lesson 1b-
Lesson 2b-
Lesson 3b-
Lesson 4b-
Lesson 5b-
Lesson 6b-

About Adenike
Hello,

My name is Adenike, you can call me Adé. I'm a trained fashion stylist and designer with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design from the University of Rhode Island.

I have taught sewing and design, to people of all
ages, genders, and abilities throughout my professional career. It began in 2002 when I decided to work with the Americorps, Teach America program. There I created and executed a lesson plan that taught students how to sketch, render, sew, read patterns and adjusts garments for personal to suit their personal needs. The program incorporated science, math, and history so that they had a practical and anthropological approach to fashion design. It was great, and I discovered that one of my other joys in life is teaching.

Most recently, I've worked with Hobby Quest, where I teach children in an after
-school setting. Hobby Quest requires an extensive background check because of that fact that work is done with students on school grounds. I can supply references that will attest to my professionalism and easy going nature.

***For both sewing and styling lessons, it's required that you schedule for a 60 minutes introductory session.
*** If interested in group sewing lessons:
- There is a min 5 students/ max 12 students
- Packages must be purchased in groups of 5:
Level A then Level B ( optional)
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Melissa March 18, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Adenike was well-prepared and very flexible to the situation and all my questions. She adopted my goal as her own and did everything possible to get us there--which she did! I look forward to our next lesson.
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Adenike O.

South Orange, NJ 07079
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$70 / 60-min
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About Catherine Z.

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Oakland Gardens, NY

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Fashion industry experience 30 years
Custom designer of evening wear, career wear & casual
Knowledge & direct experience of pattern making
Experience in teaching sewing to home sewers, fashion design students, staff seamstresses .
Learn about your sewing machine, sewing all fabrics, patterns, hand sewing,
woven and knit garments.

About Catherine
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As a custom designer & seamstress of many years, one thing that I enjoy doing is helping and teaching students with creating a finished project. Whether it is a basic top/ shirt, a jacket, a dress, pants, handbags, hats, etc.
One important part of starting to sew is the basic's . This will help you as a beginner to get through many obstacles even at intermediate and advanced.
Fashion and sewing is exciting. It is something you create with your hands and imagination.
Not only am I experienced with garments, I can help with interior design projects, such as window treatments and pillows.
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Annette January 30, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Catherine is a phenomenal teacher. She is patient, kind and very helpful. This was my first sewing lesson with my daughter. It was a wonderful experience! We are looking forward to having more lessons with Catherine.
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Michelle January 27, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Im looking forward to the next two lessons.
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Catherine Z.

Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
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$50 / 30-min

About Kareen S.

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New York, NY
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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 10003
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$50 / 30-min

About Akisha K.

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I'm excited for the opportunity to share over 10 years of sewing experience! Each lesson will be customized to the student's goals. I look forward to helping my students build confidence in garment construction and other items, as well as becoming familiar with sewing machines!

About Akisha
I am a designer, seamstress, and artist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design from Texas Woman's University. An understanding of garment construction, sewing machines, and fabric selection are just a few of the areas that each student will have the opportunity to learn about. As a designer, I create custom women's and men's apparel and participate in fashion shows as well as photo shoots. I have designed wedding dresses, swimwear, prom gowns, suiting, purses, and much more! I'm very excited to share my knowledge and love for fashion design and sewing as I help you to work your creative goals!
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Akisha K.

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About Brandy G.

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Astoria, NY
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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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Brandy G.

Astoria, NY 11103
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$59 / 30-min

About Erica H.

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Martinsburg, WV
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I am Burda and Martha Pullen certified to teach. I will teach you how to read a pattern, determine your size, cut out the pattern, and sew it together. If you have a project in mind which require building a pattern, we will need to build a specific program and curriculum for you and that will be a different price that I will post after in the application after I gauge how many hours it will take to get you through your project. I am not allowed to have a business out of my home, so i have to travel to you or we will have to arrange a public space.

About Erica
If you want to learn from someone who loves sewing and sharing my love of sewing then please contact me:) I make my clothes, upholstery work, and a little quilting. We can work on whatever projects you would like to work on in order to learn the craft.
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Erica H.

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$40 / 60-min

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