Lily S.

Lily S.

Provo, UT
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.


In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

About Lily S.

I teach a variety of subjects, but I am experienced in all of those that I teach. I am open to making your lessons as relevant and specific to your needs. Your lessons are for you - so what are you waiting for let's get started.


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40 Reviews
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Excellent teacher! Explained everything with clarity and care. And it was enjoyable too!

Posted May 16, 2020
Helen K.
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Super helpful!

Posted May 15, 2020
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Short lesson, but plan on re booking.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Travis H.
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りりさん Is a great teacher I'm very excited for my second lesson! She's very focused on what you want to learn specifically and also helps you understand the basics. Sends you what you've learned so you can review it whenever!

Posted Oct 15, 2019
Tori B.
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She had a PowerPoint ready on the technique I wanted to learn.

Posted Oct 6, 2019
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Posted Sep 6, 2019
Maddy B.
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Really great lessons that are tailored to your needs / projects.

Posted Sep 4, 2019
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Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Very easy to communicate. Was prepared for the lesson and able to go through everything that planed.

Posted Sep 2, 2019
Jerilyn R.
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a good teacher

Posted Aug 19, 2019
Jerilyn R.
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Posted Aug 17, 2019
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Lily is good. I look forward to my next lesson! Thanks Lily!

Posted Jul 22, 2019
Kenny *.
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Posted Jul 3, 2019
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Lily was very good and my son looks forward to learning from her again soon.

Posted Jun 28, 2019
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Posted Jun 20, 2019
Kayli B.
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Posted Jun 19, 2019
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Learned a lot. Thank you Lily

Posted Apr 17, 2019
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Fantastic experience, Lily is very clear friendly communicator and is patient and thoughtful with her instruction. Really customized the lesson to my wants and needs and looking forward to our next session!

Posted Apr 4, 2019
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Good first lesson, I look forward to working with her as we get better acquainted.

Posted Mar 21, 2019
Mike M.
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Lily has been an absolute delight. She is always prepared and offers me homework to continue with my lessons. Highly recommend. Mike Martin

Posted Mar 20, 2019
Vonda C.
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Posted Mar 2, 2019
Sophia N.
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She has a good attitude and had presentations Ready at the beginning of class to not waste any time which I really appreciated

Posted Feb 28, 2019
Mike M.
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Posted Feb 27, 2019
Claudia H.
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Posted Feb 25, 2019
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Personable and knowledgeable, it’s going to be productive working with Lily. I told her that these were my first formal lessons and she covered basic techniques and situations when they could be used to their greatest advantage. She listens closely and offered solutions to issues she was able to identify with her expertise. Complimentary and encouraging, she is a great instructor.

Posted Feb 25, 2019
Jerilyn R.
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Posted Feb 9, 2019
Alissa M.
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Lily is great! So patient and nice. :) I really loved our first lesson and can see how doing this will help me grow more comfortable at speaking and learning french.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
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I feel very lucky that she be my daughter ‘s ESL teacher.

Posted Dec 26, 2018
Sophia B.
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Lily was simply amazing

Posted Nov 26, 2018
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Lily is a very patient teacher. I think i have selected one of the best sewing teachers to direct through this journey. I am very satisfied with my fist lesson,

Posted Nov 21, 2018
Stella S.
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Lily was great! Very helpful tutorials on starting in Wordpress. Highly recommended!

Posted Nov 17, 2018
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Great lesson! Very much a lesson about doing and having help along the way. Loved it because I already have a finished project!

Posted Nov 16, 2018
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She is great and friendly.

Posted Nov 10, 2018
Dottie J.
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Lily S. was very professional. An excellent instructor! I highly recommend her! :)

Posted Nov 2, 2018
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Posted Sep 28, 2018
Olivia (6) & Katie (10) R.
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Julie is very patient and has a great teaching curriculum for kids.

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Maren R.
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Super engaging and fabulous, very thankful for all of her help

Posted Sep 19, 2018
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Lily was great! Patient and kind and adapted it to fit the needs of my child.

Posted Sep 6, 2018
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I love how patient she was with me. I have never done this before and am a true beginner and was a little nervous. Her patience gives me confidence to keep working towards me goals.

Posted Aug 20, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lily was great! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much from her. Highly recommend her for any of your sewing needs.

Posted Aug 7, 2018
Meredith Argyris
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Lily is great! She knows so much about sewing and is a very patient teacher.

Posted Jan 23, 2018


Minor in Chinese
Jan 2013 - Present




Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Aug 2011


Given Intermediate Mid in Chinese

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