Kelly Neuls
Round Lake, IL
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Kelly Neuls

Kelly N.

Round Lake, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly N.

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more complicated projects, learning new skills with each project.

I have a good sense of humor and believe that as long as we all remember that sewing is not a matter of life and death (unless you're making space suits for astronauts!) so if we all calm down and take a breath everything is gonna be okay! :)


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12 Reviews
Monica C.
Profile-location-online Online

Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again

Posted Oct 16, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.

Posted Sep 5, 2021
Nicole G.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelly did a great job showing me how to thread a sewing machine and load a bobbin, and get started on my first project. She has excellent cameras to show you close ups of her machine and to demonstrate what she is doing.

Posted Jul 1, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Kelly was well prepared and offered good advice on what materials I should get and what to expect in my next class. I can’t wait to get started on my first project.

Posted Jun 20, 2021
Susan R.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelly was great to work with...she gave several suggestions to help me with some fitting problems I was having....great source of information!!

Posted May 20, 2021
Sasha B.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelly is amazing! One of the kindest and sweetest teachers you could ask for! I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to sew or grow their skills!!!!!

Posted Mar 25, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Fantastic instructor! I didn’t know how it was going to work online but Kelly does a great job.

Posted Mar 15, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Kelly is fun, engaging, knowledgeable and confident. The perfect receipt for a great teacher🌟. Thanks Kelly

Posted Feb 18, 2021
Maryanne S.
Profile-location-online Online

I'm a fairly experienced sewer already but with plenty to still learn to hone my skills. Nice first lesson getting to know each other and gauging my level, talking about what I want to learn and accomplish, what tools I don't already have that will really help, etc. Cannot wait to continue!

Posted Jan 29, 2021
Maureen C.
Profile-location-online Online

Kelly is a very experienced instructor and is guiding me through an intermediate level pattern. She has the answers and has made great suggestions. I look forward to my future sessions.

Posted Jan 19, 2021
Anna S.
Profile-location-online Online

Definitely enjoyable to visit with Kelly! We talked about many sewing things for clarification and developed some
"Homework". I feel encouraged and motivated! She is easy going and I appreciate that.

Posted Jan 16, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I absolutely love Kelly's teaching style. She explains things clearly and allows me to do all the steps myself, while overseeing and giving me tips. She also lets me choose my projects so I'm motivated to work on each project. She is also very accommodating with my schedule and kiddos who are sometimes in the vicinity.

Posted Oct 20, 2019

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Aug 2018 - Present

Hawthorne Custom Sewing

I own and operate a company where we build custom clothing and costumes as well as do alterations and teach lessons.


Costume Design & Technology (MFA)
Aug 2012 - May 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elementary Education
Aug 1996 - Dec 2000

Illinois State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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