- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Intermediate- Fabric dimension and behavior, cutting skills, bias binding and making a skirt or blouse
Advanced-Make dress, skirt, pants or blouse with lining.
- Teaches students:
- and Ages 7+
- Teaching since:
- January 2004
I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques.
Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclusive "Freehand" sewing, which is sewing without ready-made (commercial) pattern, like our grandparents did.
As a social worker, I taught participants in a homeless shelter, how to make various items geared towards independent living. For six years now, I've been teaching at a fabric store in East Harlem where patrons sign up for group sewing lessons as well as private lessons. I teach garment construction, alterations, home decor, and various sewing projects.
Taught and built sewing clientele from a handful to over 1000 students and repeat students over the last 4years.
Love having Ms. Lily give me lessons in my own home. My understanding of the lessons taught is very valuable.
Omg such a pleasure to work with. Great personality and very patient. Love her teaching. Will def. Request her again.
Ms. Lily came to my house to give me my lesson and she came right on time. During my first lesson, I just learned the basics of threading the bobbin and the machine and I practiced how to do different stitches. She was very patient and helpful and is VERY knowledgeable of the sewing machine! I look forward to more lessons with her!+ Read More
Lily is an exceptional teacher. She is very passionate detailed, organized, and caring. I am a person that needs a lot of detail and ask a lot of questions and Lily was so paitent with me. Before meeting Lily I felt unsure of my abilities to sew, but with Lily's guidance on how she structures her lesson I was able to grasp what I was learning. I definitely will be registering with Lily for more courses she's Awesome!+ Read More
It was a wonderful experience and I was able to learn so fast. She is a good coach. Will definitely take more classes with her
Whether you are a beginner or not.Lily is the best teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I sew and I'm still learning😁😁😁😁
I met Lily Quain recently and was very pleased with her way of teaching. She is patient, very considerate and will share with her students a wealth of information. She will not fail in teaching all she can!
Ms. Lily is very patient and I learned a lot in the time spent with her.
Lily is excellent for first time beginners such as myself. She's very professional, patient, and her step by step instruction makes sewing so easy!