Joan Phillips

Joan P.

Las Vegas, NV

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Joan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:

My sewing knowledge includes pattern making, garment construction, crafting handbags and dolls. My multifaceted fashion background started when I began making costumes for advertising campaigns, and A-list celebrities. With that being said, I am excited to share my craft with you!

We are going to have so much fun working on my lesson plans and your personal projects that will help you develop skills and knowledge that will last you a lifetime.

I promise I am extremely patient, and we will go at your own pace, to ensure understanding and enjoyment.
Looking forward to meeting you!



Sewing Consultant/Sewing Instructor
Oct 2010 - Jun 2015
Hancock Fabrics

At Hancock Fabrics, I assisted customers with selecting fabrics and notions for their sewing projects.

I developed a clientele and taught one-on-one sewing lessons to beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers, including children and men/women adults.

I gave sewing seminars focusing on how to put in zippers and selecting the best zipper for every application.

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Fashion Buying and Merchandising
Jun 1976 - Jun 1978
Fashion Institute of Technology


"Certificate of Commendation" for creating a life enhancing toy
Jan 1976
PACT (Public Action Coalition on Toys)

Photos & Videos

One of my students at my studio in Georgia.

Coat made from washable fleece fabric that can be worn in the day or evening

A camel-hair coat I made using a vintage Vogue pattern.

Photo by Joan P.

A vintage Christmas apron made of all cotton.

The back of the Christmas apron.

A travel pillow neck rest that I made for my grandson.

My granddaughter's princess costume.

Photo by Joan P.


4 Reviews

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Kat Aug 15, 2018
Sewing · In studio

Joan was so patient. After not sewing for 35 years, I had forgotten more than I remembered. She was clear, concise and very knowledgable.
Joan is very personable and excellent at imparting her vast experience.
I'm signing up for more lessons. I'm excited about sewing again.
Thank You,
Kat' Taylor-Norby

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Ariel May 7, 2018
Sewing · In home

Joan is truly the best. Extremely thorough and patient to ensure I understand every step of the way!
I do the in home classes and it’s really neat! She has a sewing Room with everything I can ever imagine to complete a project!!! If you are looking for an instructor SHES THE ONE FOR YOU!

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nora May 1, 2018
Sewing · In home

I've known Joan for several years and can confirm she is a confident and honest person. She always has a kind word and has a great sense of humor. Joan has made several outfits for me that I have been very pleased with the outcome. Whether Joan is sewing for you or you are taking lessons from her, she is a professional.

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Jennifer Mar 19, 2018
Sewing · In studio

My lesson with Joan was wonderful. As a novice, it was important to me that I have an instructor who was patient, knowledgeable, and personable. I mention personable, because who wants to work with someone boring. Right? I am so glad that I signed up for classes. Joan is a sewing expert with tons of real world experience in the garment industry. I will definitely be returning to learn new techniques. Thanks Joan!

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