Sarah LeFeber

Sarah L.

San Bruno, CA
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Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustration. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.

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Adjunct Professor
Aug 2008 - Jun 2013
Concordia University Irvine

I designed courses and taught the following subjects: Introduction to Theatrical Design, Costume Design, and Period Styles of Design. I taught the elements of design for theater and film, drawing and rendering the human figure and clothing, and sewing costumes for the University's productions.

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MFA in Costume Design
Sep 2003 - Dec 2006

Photos & Videos

Watercolor Renderings of my Costume Designs


16 Reviews

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Kristi F. Nov 29, 2018
Sewing · In studio

The two hour lesson was perfect for me. I needed a refresher course and Sarah reviewed all the areas of concern. At this time I do not have a follow up appointment set. I want to take what was discussed today and apply it to my sewing projects. I would definitely recommend Sarah for any of your sewing needs.

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Krista Oct 15, 2018
Sewing · In studio

Sarah was great! She was very patient & helped me with specific alterations I’ve been struggling with forever!

Nasreen Z. Sep 8, 2018
Sewing · In studio

The teacher was very good and so patient with my pace. The only problem I had was the distance with traffic it was almost 2 hours to go and return.

Anjali Jun 1, 2018
Sewing · In home

Sarah is sweet, patient, incredibly knowledgeable and takes extreme pride in her craft - all things I appreciate. I HIGHLY recommend working with her.

Thelma Armas May 29, 2018
Photography · In studio

Sarah is Exceptional ! She is knowledgable and knows how to impart her expertise.
Upfront ,focused and succinct.

Ken May 27, 2017
Photography · In studio

Sarah was on time and she did her homework! She uses a Cannon and have have a Nikon, she read the owners manuel prior to the first lesson, very impressive. She answered all my questions and looking forward to the next lesson.

Brandon Feb 10, 2017
Sewing · In studio

Sarah is amazing, I truly enjoyed learning from her. She opened my eyes to the sewing world in general, and specifically to what I was interested in. I am grateful for the experience and am better because of it.

Clifford Dec 17, 2016
Photography · In studio

Working with Sarah has been great! She has shared her knowledge freely, has a keen, artistic eye, and provides lots of creative solutions. I hope to enlist her services again in the future.

Dana G. Dec 16, 2016
Sewing · In studio

Best experience ever.

Valeria Sep 16, 2016
Photography · In studio

Sarah was great! She was very clear and thorough in explaining how to operate and get familiarize with my new camera . She is knowledgeable and has a real passion for photography.Great experience and I am looking forward to my next class with Sarah.

Rachel Hershberg Aug 18, 2016
Sewing · In studio

Patient, clear, knowledgeable!

Sue Jul 30, 2016
Photography · In studio

Sarah is a delightful, smart and talented photography teacher. She went to the trouble to read up on my particular kind of camera so she knew could tell me all the details. So helpful! Totally recommend her to anyone who wants to learn photography!

Lydia Jul 27, 2016
Photography · In studio

Sarah is a great teacher! She is knowledgeable and patient. Even though I have enjoyed taking photos for years I just never knew much about my digital camera and what it could do. Sarah gave me "homework" to practice what she taught me and all around it was a positive learning experience!

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Sarah V. Mar 13, 2016
Sewing · In studio

Well prepared, thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Good amount of knowledge and skills to digest in our 30 minute session. Looking forward to our next lesson.

Lori Jan 25, 2016
Drawing · In studio

Sarah is a very patient teacher who has great skills herself, but is not at all intimidating to learn from.

Amanda Jan 14, 2016
Sewing · In studio

Sarah was always an excellent instructor and I highly recommend her for any teaching job.

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