Vena Hsiao

Vena H.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Sewing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
After years working in fashion industry in NYC, I feel the desire to share and pass on my skills to the people who have great passion either in design or sewing but lack of the skills. I have verity of teaching materials and subjects. It all depends on what you need and what you want to achieve. Seeing my students grow and eventually finish a project on their own without my help is the best reward for me as a teacher.
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About

Vena passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
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

I'm a fashion designer and have worked in fashion industry in NYC for more than 8 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at varies companies such as DKNY, ELIE TAHARI, BLK DNM. 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. The courses are designed and catered to your needs. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch to make your own clothes or alter your clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step. I look forward to having a great sewing time with you.

Experience

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
BLK DNM

Assistant Designer
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
Victoria's Secret

Education

FASHION DESIGN
Jun 2006 - Sep 2009
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Languages

Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Layer Pencil skirt- Illustration Flat sketch

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Draping process 1

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Draping process 2
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4 Reviews

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naomi Nov 12, 2017
Sewing · In home

very good teacher! thanks

Val Nov 9, 2017
Sewing · In home

So patient and experienced! She really helped save a project that another teacher abandoned! Will definitely be seeing you again!

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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