Debbie Iles

Debbie I.

Leawood, KS

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Debbie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 19+

Teaching since:
January 2014

Hi! My name is Debbie. I am a mum of three beautiful girls. I am also a seamstress and occasional designer. I started sewing in 2010 when my middle daughter was still only a baby. Today, I sew all my own clothes. I've added a few photos of some garments I've sewn, but there's a lot more on my blog! I'd like to invite you to check out everything I make at: or @lilysageandco (Instagram).

In my previous life, I worked as a Registered Dietitian, specialising in paediatrics. This has given me a great many years of experience in counselling and educating clients of all ages. I used to run a nutrition clinic in Australia that involved home-visits. These days, I want to share my love of sewing with others and I want to teach YOU all the tricks and techniques that I use in my sewing to achieve a professional look and perfect fit.

As a mum, I also know how difficult it can be for mums to find time to pursue their own interests. I'm more than happy to teach and help entertain a toddler or baby while you sew, or even get your little pre-schooler stitching along with you! I can visit you! I can even bring along a sewing machine to get you started!

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Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics
Jan 1998 - Dec 1999
The University of Sydney
Bachelor of Health Science
Jan 1995 - Dec 1997
Griffith University


American Sewing Guild, The
Apr 2014

ASG is a membership organization that welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life. Chapters are located in cities all across the country and members meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community service sewing projects. Membership in the Guild gives you an opportunity to experience your love of any type of home sewing with others who share your interest.

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