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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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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
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

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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Sophia B. November 26, 2018
· French · Online
Lily was simply amazing
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Minereze November 21, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Lily is a very patient teacher. I think i have selected one of the best sewing teachers to direct through this journey. I am very satisfied with my fist lesson,
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Stella S. November 17, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Lily was great! Very helpful tutorials on starting in Wordpress. Highly recommended!
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About Linda S.

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Aston, PA
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Independent Arts and Crafts Professional with over 40 years experience who loves to make beautiful things. Love helping others embrace their creativity.

I have 5 sewing machines and you can use one of mine or bring your own. While most of my students are sewing students I love to incorporate jewelry making and accessories in with the sewing.

Currently I am offering individual and group instruction classes in sewing, cooking, jewelry making, mosaics, furniture refinishing, and origami in Aston, PA.

I encourage mother and daughter classes. Children 7-12 years old can share a class with a parent at **** no charge****.

My goal is to nurture a love for creativity and beauty.
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William-Wesley T. May 17, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Awesome teacher, very knowledgeable, skillful and has a lot of patience. Looking forward to future lessons and I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Teresa April 7, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
She was fabulous! Very accommodating, didn't rush, taught little tricks of the know and was GREAT with my mature 6 year old daughter. Patient and sought to involve her as much as possible
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Deja B. September 27, 2016
· Sewing · In studio
She is great. Very patience and nice. Deja looks forward to her classes with Linda.
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Linda S.

Linda S.

Aston, PA 19014
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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well. I recently won the 2018 Philadelphia Open Chess Tournament.

I am currently coaching several students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating
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I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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Emmit November 23, 2018
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Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Leo November 20, 2018
· Chess · Online
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.
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Fatima September 11, 2018
· Chess · In home
Mathew is great instructor. He teaches my 8 yrs old daughter chess. He gives her all the attention she needs and encourage her in every step of the way! I can tell he is very passionate about his job and takes it seriously while having fun teaching it at the same time!
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Mathew M.

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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About Terry S.

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Glenside, PA
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I learned to sew as a teenager. It became a hobby that I became passionate about that grew into a business when I decided to take an early retirement. Iโ€™m interested in helping others learn how to perfect their skills and and be proud of their work.

Iโ€™m familiar with the challenges that sewing can present and knows the patience that it can take. Some time you may need that extra help or opinion on how to get something done correctly. I would like to share my experience and lessons learned with you.
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Tiana October 28, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Terry is very knowledgeable of sewing. She is a great instructor who is patient and great at explaining the steps necessary to complete the project. I would definitely recommend her and have recommended her to a friend.
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Maxine May 8, 2018
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Terry is an excellent instructor and she was very patient and also very professional. She has all the latest equipment and machines to make your sewing experience very enjoyable. Everything is right at arm reach and very nice set up for your sewing lesson ......
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Terry S.

Glenside, PA 19038
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About Jeff R.

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Arlington, VA
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Jeff is now living in Arlington, VA, and is available for in-person teaching in the D.C./Metro area.

Jeff has been folding origami for over twenty years, and working as an origami artist and teacher for the past four. He is a teacher and artist with Taro's Origami Studio, and has independently taught origami at Manhattan Youth LAB Middle School in addition to workshops and private lessons to students of all ages. Jeff has also been hired as an origami artist for television commercials and live events.

Jeff is also an actor, musician, and theatre teaching artist. He trained at New York University, the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, and Circus Warehouse. Favorite professional credits include two seasons each with the Texas and South Dakota Shakespeare Festivals, composing and musical directing an award-winning score for Libra
Theater's "12th Night," and teaching/directing as an international guest artist with Burgh Healthy Hub in Helensburgh, Australia.

*At the moment I'm only listing Sundays for availability, but if you're interested in another time slot, please contact me and we'll figure something out.
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Eryn March 7, 2018
· Origami · In home
Jeff was such an amazing teacher. He came to our home and even brought the special paper with him. Our son who is 7 and his friends (8-9yrs) thoroughly enjoyed learning how to fold origami and it was a creative fun way to spend the afternoon. We hope to do it again soon.
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Jeff R.

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About Rachel F.

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Voorhees, NJ
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I am a certified instructor yet always the student. I love to learn new skills so that I can pass them on to my students. Working 1 summer at camp defined me as a teacher. I am patient and understanding of all learning styles. No 2 students learn the same and I cater my lesson to each person individually.
My mother taught me to crochet when I was 8, but I didn't learn to knit until I was an adult. I quickly surpassed both my "teachers" to the point that I had to seek out a master instructor, and even figure things out on my own.

My beginner student project becomes your everyday go to usable project, a washcloth. Many make several before moving on to other projects such as hats, scarfs, blankets, socks and even easy, one piece sweaters!

I have researched the science behind yarn crafting and can show you how knitting and crochet can imp
rove grades in all levels of school, retrain older brains to focus, improve memory of the aged and even decrease physical therapy times post surgery; even hand and arm surgery!

I work with addiction counselors to help those afflicted recover faster, and find a healthy outlet that stays with you for the rest of your life.

My students describe me as the teacher they wished they found first. Let me teach you!
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Candace July 23, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Very clear and precise instructions. Very patient. Great personality and attitude!
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Gladys July 21, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Had a wonderful experience with Rachel. She has helped me to understand and read patterns better. In addition she has helped to establish a better tension on my knitting (and crochet) so that the patterns fit the designated stitch gauge better.
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Penny July 18, 2018
· Knitting · In home
Rachel is an incredibly capable knitting teacher. She has patience as well as clear guidance in a learning situation. Whatever task, stitch or just overall learning to knit is your goal, Rachel is entirely confident that she can help you achieve it.
Nothing seemed too complicated for her to teach me to do.
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Voorhees, NJ 08043
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About Laura S.

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Phoenixville, PA
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I started knitting over ten years ago, and I've been crocheting for over fifteen years now! I love learning new techniques and pushing the limits of what I can do! I've made tons of scarves, hats, and mitts, but I've also made blankets, ornaments, and others.

I teach students who have never knitted/crocheted before, or students who have experience and just want help with a specific pattern, or students who want to push the limits and try something new!

I love knitting patterns with interesting textures, and my favorite style is mosaic colorwork!

Reach out and we can figure out a plan that works well for you!
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Katherine December 2, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Good first instruction Laura is helping me get back in the swing.
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Diane November 10, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Delightful Laura is a VERY helpful and an easy to follow teacher! It was our first lesson and it was perfect! She has a very easy style and can read your skills (or lack thereof) and help you move forward in knitting! I am excited about lesson 2!
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Misty November 5, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Laura is so flexible with her schedule and she is a delight to work with. I would highly recommend her. Such an amazing teacher!!!
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Laura S.

Phoenixville, PA 19460
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About Danielle R.

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Philadelphia, PA
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I am a certified hula hoop instructor through a HoopLove hula hoop teacher training course that I completed early 2017. I have been teaching since 2016, and have been hooping since 2014. Hula hooping has changed my life single-handedly. The amount of joy and confidence and a healthier mind that it continues to give to the world is endless. I have seen many people overcome tremendous mindful obstacles through hula hoop dance, it is a healthy way of expression. Currently, I work full time as a hoopsmith, hand crafting perfomance hula hoops to performers and people all over the world. My availability is very flexible. Students can be prepared to use the connection between body & mind through self expression with a hula hoop. I have taught students of all different ages and experience levels. To further my own teachings and experience, I c
ontinuously attend local work shops of performance hula hoopers that tour in Philadelphia. I also create tutorials online for free to teach some of my own style of hoop dance, and I am planning to record and upload many more in the upcoming months. I have a large following on social media and am very much involved with the hooping community and always know of local & not local hula hooping events happening all the time. If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out! I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better version of yourself!
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Danielle R.

Danielle R.

Philadelphia, PA 19145
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$50 / 60-min

About Michael A.

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West Chester, PA
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I raised 3 kids all of whom were in scouts where I maintained adult leader positions in both boy and girl scouts. I have always enjoyed and continue to enjoy watching kids learn through doing. Professionally I have been involved with training K-12 teachers how to teach innovation to children with project-based learning curriculum. I've envisioned, designed and build hundreds of projects mostly out of wood that range from building boats to custom built-ins. My emphasis has always been on creativity and innovation through building.
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Michael A.

West Chester, PA 19380
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$250 / 90-min

About Dionna R.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Hi, my name is Dionna . I am currently a nurse for continuum pediatrics, I also have experience in sale and in child care other then the health field. I took cosmetology and i am now going to school for Bartending.
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Dionna R.

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