Tracy Beeson

Tracy B.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach embroidery, hand sewing and machine sewing to students of all ages. Beginning students can learn hand sewing stitches that are used in conjunction with machine sewing to finish items.

Embroidery is like painting with a needle and floss. Students can learn basic embroidery stitches to use on pre-printed kits or to create their own drawings.

About Tracy B.

I teach beginning, intermediate and advanced sewing. I have been sewing since before I can remember, for over 40 years. I teach sewing after school for several local private schools and privately at home for 10 years. I also teach for the City at the Cultural Arts Center. I have been fingerprinted and background checked by 5 schools, BSA and the city. I have child abuse prevention training with the Catholic and Episcopal Churches. I have also taken BSA Youth Protection Training.

I teach students from ages 7 and up. Males and Females. I have a great deal of patience with young and inexperienced students. With older or more experienced students, I enjoy helping them bring their vision to fruition.


The first sewing lesson is typically how-not-to-break-the-machine, where the student learns about the sewing machine. Lessons on fabric and pattern layout are incorporated while working on individual projects. We typically progress from projects with only straight lines - pillows, simple skirts or drawstring bags, to projects that incorporate curves - shorts and shirts. Beginner students use 100% woven cotton for their first projects, slowly adding fabrics that are more difficult to use. Hand sewing and embroidery is frequently incorporated into projects.

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Lina
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Very helpful. Clear explanations. And went above and beyond to make sure I understood. Thanks

Posted May 21, 2020
Autumn B.
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Tracy was awesome. I learned a lot. She answered all of my questions and gave great advice. I recommend!

Posted Jan 17, 2020
Missy K.
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I'm having so much fun..with just a few classes I've already made a skirt and a drawstring bag. Thank you so much!

Posted Oct 7, 2019
Paula L.
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She is very especificaly, very calm . I like her...

Posted Aug 27, 2018

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Experience

Sewing Instructor/Owner
Mar 2012 - Present

One Stitch At A Time

Independent Sewing instructor at various local private schools for after school activities and Summer camps and with the city parks and recreation department. Private lessons and Parties.

Owner
Sep 2009 - Present

Tracy's Garden Fairies

Own Tracy's Garden Fairies, an Etsy shop, with handmade items.

Education

Pattern Making
Nov 2019 - Nov 2019

Fashion Institute of South Florida

European History
Jan 1991 - Sep 1992

Florida International University

History and French
Aug 1986 - Jan 1990

George Mason University

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

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