Beatrice Riley

Beatrice R.

Highland Mills, NY
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Beatrice delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
September 2007

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 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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Sewing Teacher at New burgh Amory Saturday Mornings
Feb 2018 - Present
Newburgh Armory Unity Center

I Teach Grades 5 - 6 at the New Burgh Amory Every Saturday Morning.

ongoing work experience and over 15 + years of sewing and fitting experience
Aug 2000 - Present
Calvin Klein, GIII Apparel, Banana Republic etc


Childrenswear Patternmaking Certificate
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Fashion Institute of Technology
AAS Fashion Design
Sep 2007 - Dec 2008
Parsons School For Design


Childrenswear Patternmaking
Sep 2012
Fashion Institute of Technology

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My 15year old student

Two of my 8-9 year old students

Services I provide

My 8 Year old student made this tote bag for sewing lessons

My Students in 5-6th grade i teach at the newburgh amory

A pillow case completed by one of my students
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6 Reviews

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Olivia Jun 1, 2018
Sewing · In home

Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone.

Rose C. Sep 17, 2017
Sewing · In home

My daughter loved it!

Kirstin Aug 31, 2017
Sewing · In studio

Easy to follow, thorough, patient and making it interesting from the first steps

Karon Jun 4, 2017
Sewing · In studio

Beatrice is very nice, patient and makes me feel comfortable. She is very knowledgeable and willing to go slow to make sure I get it right. I'm very happy with Beatrice!

Jennifer Oct 17, 2016
Sewing · In studio

I recently took classes with Beatrice. I'm a beginner at this and very pleased with her knowledge, patience and passion for sewing. She always make sure you understand what your doing before your lesson ends. She's a great teacher and wonderful person. Her passion for it makes me look forward to my next lesson. I would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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Patricia T. Oct 16, 2016
Sewing · In studio

It was my pleasure to have beatrice as a teacher she shared her knowledge,skills and understanding. Mrs. Beatrice was well organized she had material, patterns, all tools needed to get to work. She explained step by step and hands-on at my speed as a new sewing student. I look forward to telling my friends and family my experience i had with beatrice.

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