Donna Zandell

Donna Z.

Lynnwood, WA
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I will teach you how to sew with confidence, even if you have never touched a machine before. When you need help finishing a garment, I will coach you. My experience runs from garments, to plush toys, to cosplay outfits, to tailoring, to quilting, to hula dance costumes, to one-of-a-kind purses.

Let's stitch up something great.

About Donna Z.

I am devoted to your success, and having fun getting there.
Personalized lessons are the best way to learn to sew or quilt.

- If you are new to sewing, I can help you find a machine and learn to use it.
- If you know the basics, I will help you advance your skills.
- Want to learn to quilt? Or try one of my original designs?

You have untapped talents.
You just need the techniques and tools to discover them; whether you want to create fabric art, wonderful garments, or an heirloom quilt.

Together we can unleash your creativity.
Where shall we start?


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13 Reviews
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I am new to sewing and Donna helped me accomplish my goals. She is very patient and explains things in simple terms. I highly recommend taking class with her!

Posted Apr 2, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I have had several quilting lessons with Donna and have truly enjoyed our lessons. She is patient, kind, friendly and supportive. She is creative and clearly passionate about the art of quilting. I highly recommend her if you are looking to learn how to sew and/or quilt.

Posted Feb 7, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Donna was very personable and nice. I learned a lot from her and she made sewing less awkward for me. I went home immediately and tried my new techniques. I was able to complete another project from what I learned earlier that day. Donna’s great!

Posted Jan 12, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

It has been a pleasure to work with Donna. She is very accommodating and patient with my learning style. I'm glad she is willing to come to my home to teach me.

Posted Dec 10, 2018
Ava T.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Such a good teacher. My granddaughter loved it

Posted Nov 18, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Donna worked with my teen daughter (with Asperger's) sew a cos play costume. I very much appreciated her patience and skill with the sewing project. She was very good at explaining every step that needed to be taken, along with sewing techniques. Most of all appreciated her promptness and organization in setting up sewing times. The outfit turned out wonderful and fits perfectly. My daughter had so much fun wearing it for her birthday event. Definitely will go back for future sewing lessons. Thanks Donna!

Posted Oct 22, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Donna was very patient and flexible with myself and my 8 year old daughter :)

Posted Oct 21, 2018
Sylvia P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Donna was fabulous with my 7 year old granddaughter. Better than I hoped. She was able to wear a simple that they credted together. Lookijng forward to the next class.

Posted Jul 22, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Donna is a great sewing teacher! She worked with my 11-year-old and was patient, clear, and engaging. Being 11, my daughter was underprepared, but Donna had a project lined up for her. Donna taught skills she hadn’t learned or mastered like zippers, buttons, ironing, and fabric choice.

I highly recommend Donna. And will be taking lessons from her myself!

Posted Jun 30, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She had lot of techniques and ideas on how to accomplish various sewing objectives. She also was able to help me navigate the pattern to my coat which was extremely helpful. Together we made very good progress. I am very happy.

Posted Jun 17, 2018

Donna is great. She is very insightful, always helpful to offer new ideas for a challenge. She is kind and very easy to learn from.

Posted Mar 27, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Donna is patient, kind, and delivers clear instructions that anyone can follow! She has a great eye for detail, color, and movement in her work. She makes suggestions when she sees a way to help make the process easier and more seamless (pun intended). I've known Donna for a number of years, and she has always been helpful and positive. Take a class or two! You'll love it.

Posted Mar 26, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Donna is not just a teacher, but also a quilt designer. She shared one of her own original applique designs with me. It turned out beautifully, and was so much fun to learn.

Posted Mar 13, 2018

Photos & Videos

3 Photos & Videos


Mar 2019 - Mar 2019

Queen of the Amazons

Emerald City Comicon 2019 I sewed the costume for Queen Hippolyta (Wonder Woman's Mom) for Comicon. I can help you be a superhero too.



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