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Kelly N.
Round Lake, Illinois
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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
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Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.

Posted Sep 6, 2021
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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

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Experience
Owner
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.
Education
Costume Design & Technology (MFA)
Aug 2012 - May 2015
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elementary Education
Aug 1996 - Dec 2000
Illinois State University
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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$40
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$80