Vena Hsiao

Vena H.

New York, NY
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Vena delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
June 2016

My name is Vena. I'm a fashion designer, tailor, sewer, enthusiastic craft lover. I had worked at major fashion brands in NYC for more than 7 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. My specialty is in sewing, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and fitting. I have a great passion in teaching and extremely patient. I provide the best quality and hands on sewing skills that we use in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch to make your own clothes or alter your clothes that fit you, I will show you how to achieve that. The courses will design and cater to your needs. I look forward to having a great sewing time with you.


Senior Technical Designer
Mar 2017 - Present
Zac Posen

Senior Technical Designer
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Dolce Vita

Associate Designer
Jul 2014 - Nov 2015
Elie Tahari

Technical Designer
Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

Assistant Designer
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
Victoria's Secret


Jun 2006 - Sep 2009


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Layer Pencil skirt- Illustration Flat sketch

Draping process 1

Draping process 2


2 Reviews

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Urvi Aug 22, 2017
Sewing · Online

Vena is a phenomenal teacher. She really ensures that you understand the concepts fully when teaching and doesn't rush through anything to fit it within a certain time frame. In our first day, she helped me learn the semantics of patternmaking and sewing and apply it visually to a dress form! For any beginner or someone who needs to solidify their foundation, Vena is a great instructor!

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Nina B. Jul 28, 2017
Sewing · In home

Had my first lesson today and Vena showed me many tips on how to lay out the pattern properly on the fabric and reviewed what the pattern symbols mean. I learned things I never knew and, as we went along, she gave me the reasons why things are done a certain way which is good so it'll make sense and I won't be as likely to forget them. I'm very happy and can't wait for Lesson 2.

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