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Sewing with Dawn Z.

Bristol, Connecticut

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Teaches online
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Age: 10+
Teaching since 2007
Kniting Teacher Certification

    Learn to machine stitch: Sewing lessons with an experienced teacher

    Learn to machine stitch (not machine embroidery) from a BurdaStyle certified instructor and experienced educator. Lessons are customized based on age and goals of the student. Group pricing available, please contact customer service for more details on how to set up group lessons.

    Instructor details

    Teaches Online
    Teaches Online

    Teaching Hours

    12:30 PM-4:30 PM
    12:30 PM-4:30 PM
    12:30 PM-4:30 PM
    12:30 PM-4:30 PM
    7 AM-4 PM
    Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    60 minutes
    90 minutes
    120 minutes

    About Dawn Z.

    High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm a certified BurdaStyle teacher, award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in session. Students will find I'm passionate about all needle arts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels. Learning to sew, knit or hand embroider can be intimidating, but with the right support can become a lifelong hobby that provides joy to your life. Let me show you how to get started. I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.
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    76 Reviews
    Dawn is Amazing! I had a cross-stitch project I wanted to complete for Christmas and she was my perfect fit! I had some experience but I needed guidance and some additional help with new skills. She dove into the pattern, explained the kit and helped me through every step. I completed the piece, it looks awesome and I credit Dawn with keeping me on track and sane! I enjoyed working with her, she is super talented and can customize her instruction to fit your level and your needs. Don’t hesitate to call her!!!
    Posted Nov 20, 2023
    Teacher's studio
    Dawn was extremely patient teaching absolute beginners to knit. She explained everything thoroughly and got us knitting on the first lesson.
    Posted Oct 8, 2023
    Teacher's studio
    Dawn is an excellent instructor. She was prepared and ready to help me at my skill level. I definitely want to sign up with her for additional classes.
    Posted Sep 20, 2023
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    Aug, 2016 - Present

    Simsbury Public Library

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    May, 2015 - Present

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    Jul, 2018 - Jan, 2022


    Kniting Teacher Certification

    Oct, 2022

    The Knitting Guild Association


    Sep, 2021 - Jan, 2022

    Burda Style Academy


    BurdaStyle Teaching Certification

    Jan, 2022

    Burda Style Academy

    I have been trained to teach the core sewing techniques as determined by BurdaStyle. Among those techniques are constructing darts, invisible zipper, inseam pockets, joining seams, combined facing, hand stitching, neckline facing, gathering, set-In sleeves, waistbands, pant inseam, waistline facing and working with knits.

    Certified Knitting Instructor

    May, 2023

    The Knitting Guild Association

    Completed an 18-month course including a proficiency of basic knitting knowledge test, writing several reviews of books and a pattern and writing lesson plans, class proposals and creating a short technique video.


    American Quilter’s Society

    Dec, 2019

    American Quilter’s Society is a body of quilters with a 30-year heritage, whose arms reach wide to encompass all ages, design styles, and methods. It’s where quilting excitement flows and the members are as diverse as the quilts they create – and where you’ll find premier-quality quilting products, inspiration, and information.

    The Knitting Guild Association

    Oct, 2022

    Our mission is to provide education and communication to those wishing to to advance the quality of workmanship and creativity in their knitting endeavors.