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Avalon F.

6 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $25
  • BFA from Cazenovia College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Avalon F.

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Hi! My name is Avalon. I have my bachelors degree in fashion design and I’ve been making clothes for almost 10 years but I’ve been passionate about fashion for as long as I can remember. I started teaching kids how to sew one summer and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I have experience in both pattern making and draping and I own my own business where I make custom designs for customers. I am comfortable teaching students at all levels, so feel free to reach out.

About Avalon

Hi! My name is Avalon. I have my bachelors degree in fashion design and I’ve been making clothes for almost 10 years but I’ve been passionate about fashion for as long as I can remember. I started teaching kids how to sew one summer and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I have experience in bot

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Chris
I was very impressed on her ability diagnose and quickly address mistakes I made during our sessions. Additionally she is always well prepared and very accommodating. I would highly recommend Avalon.
Fatima
She was really prepared when I showed up for my lesson. She started up so professionally on paper and very positive and patient with me on my machine!

Thank you!
Samantha
Avalon is really knowledgeable and personable, and taught my daughter so much in an hour!
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Hasaan R.

4 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $80
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate in Applied Science, Menswear Design & Marketing, from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
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Hasaan R.

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My substantial areas of expertise are women and men patternmaking, draping, garment construction (sewing), tailoring, technical drawing, concepts sketching, from basic to advance skill set. I am also a big fan of incorporating recycled / repurposing materials such as leather, suede into garments.I encourage students to construct their own learning in an environment that stimulates and helps students to realize their full potential.

About Hasaan

I have obtained a degree in Menswear Design and Marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology and a degree in Applied Science Visual Communications from Katharine Gibbs School. I’ve taught garment construction, sketching and CAD design classes (Adobe Suite) for five years and have over 17 years o

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Lyrana
Hasaan is a very patient teacher--which is definitely a requirement for online sewing/pattern making lessons. We worked on my bodice sloper, and he was able to quickly identify the fitting issues I had. He shares best practices, tips, and terminology all throughout the lesson so that you learn as much as possible. Will continue with him.
Lauren Stein
I had a tight time schedule to finish a summer project before I went in for surgery and Hasaan was very sensitive to that. He was able to teach me new skills in pattern making and cutting that made the process easier/ more accurate as well as sewing techniques. I would say my experience with him was very positive and he was always cheerful and and in a great mood and helped me out a lot with my project. I would definitely recommend using him for lessons.
Betty L.
Hassan was a pleasure, he was patient and was able to teach my daughter was she wanted to learn. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a teacher in this field.

Kim D.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $100
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Kim D.

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I offer patient guidance and encouragement. I see knitting as a process of growth and development- moving forward at a pace that the student is comfortable as we cultivate confidence and technique.

About Kim

I am a hoarder - most notably of yarn and can be seen knitting or crocheting in 90 degree weather. I began my craft journey as a child when i was taught Crochet by the other woman in my fathers life. I learned to knit later - but I would hone both these skills well into adulthood looking for a wa

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Loudel W.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Filipino
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Home Economics from Philippine Normal University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Loudel W.

32 Reviews
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I'm a Home Economics teacher with 30 years crochet experience. I have skills and strong foundation in handicrafts and specialize in fundamentals of crochet. I typically use inspirational ideas around me and modify them according to my students' needs. I structure my lessons in a way the students will learn what they want to learn without feeling bored.

I'm available for eager students of all ages and experience levels. I would love to work with you and help you learn to master the basics of this needlework. I will also help you build a crochet portfolio that you can use any time as a quick reference guide (and inspiration as well) so you can comfortably make your very own DIY crochet projects!

About Loudel

Mabuhay! My name is Lou. I'm a teacher from the Philippines and now living in the US. I teach Tagalog to people who wants to understand and speak the language better. Tagalog is the basis of Filipino, the standardized national language of the Philippines. While still living in the Philippine

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Elektra
Great experience. Helped me start a crochet pattern I was not able to read. Very flexible with time.
Tendency
Very helpful and insightful, patient and kind. Good mix of history, culture, and language!
Mikela
Loudel was such a patient teacher when I was learning Tagalog. She catered her lessons to me, as she was aware that I grew up with tagalog speaking parents. In addition, growing up as a Filipino-American, she provided me with a short history lesson in the beginning to help me understand how the language was derived. I really appreciated this! Loudel is also patient and sends you lessons and documents to use and practice with! I would recommend Loudel to anyone who is trying to learn Tagalog!

Shell B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner
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Shell B.

1 Review
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Want to create items including categories of home decor, accessories, baby items and more? Interested in learning to make items you can sell or gift for others? I will help you build a solid foundation of crochet and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Part of my lesson plan involves me teaching you the basics of making an item via crochet that you eventually complete. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Shell

I love to crochet, especially whenever watching television at home, I need to feel like I"m being creative and productive at all times, and crochet is my outlet. I've taught family and friends over the years and more recently doing this now. Some of the crochet items I've made over the past d

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Jamie M.
Lesson was great!
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Jessica U.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Bachelor's Degree - English - Creative Writing from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessica U.

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Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! I've been teaching chess for over a year now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are educational. Whether this is your first time seeing a chess board in your whole life or if you've always admired the game from afar, I can help you develop your understanding of all aspects of the game.

About Jessica

Hi, I'm Jessica! I've been an avid writer since I was nine years old. After an elementary school project to write our own book, I fell in love with storytelling. That love has pushed me to write countless short stories, poems, and a few novels, as well as to perfect my craft through the attainment

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"Angela was great with my son, he really enjoyed his lessons. We will be using her again"
Ian
Took Sewing lessons from Angela C.
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"My 7 year daughter likes taking chess lessons with Mr. Josh. He is kind and smart, a very good instructor for children."
Wendy
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Great experience. Helped me start a crochet pattern I was not able to read. Very flexible with time."
Elektra
Took Crocheting lessons from Loudel W.
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"Sarah was always an excellent instructor and I highly recommend her for any teaching job."
Amanda
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"My grand-daughters (10-14) visited Crafty Table during the Thanksgiving Holiday of 2014 when they traveled to Chicago from Phoenix, Az. They were introduced to hand-stitching & how to thread a sewing machine. They made wallets& pillows from a wide variety of fabrics & stuffing material. They arrived hesitant of their skills but left capable of describing their projects in-depth. Using millinery terms. They even helped me to construct a beautiful pillow that I treasure from that day. The Crafty Table Sewing Day with their Chicago Grandma ranked higher than Navy Pier in their memory banks!"
Carolyn
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"She is an excellent teacher. Friendly. Good teaching style. Very smart. Encourages you to learn by starting with some basics. Nice sense of humor. Highly recommended!!!"
Joel
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Erin is a great teacher. She was patient and had a very good camera that allowed me to see exactly what was happening as we crocheted. I am so happy to have found her!"
Merryn
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Very nice and cool teacher, I am excited for my next lesson!"
Cetoya
Took Sewing lessons from Lisa C.
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"She was fantastic. We all loved her. Very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher."
Francesca
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Miss Lily helped me get started sewing and fix my sewing machine. It was a very helpful session and I'm so excited to get started working"
Martha
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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