Vena Hsiao

Vena H.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm an experienced industry professional and have been working in major fashion companies in NYC for over 10 years. I am offering industry level patternmaking and sewing classes that cater to your needs. Whether you are a beginner who wants to start sewing or advanced level that you want to polish your skills or to start your own line, I can help you with all aspect of subjects that you want to learn. I teach hands on patternmaking and sewing skills used in the industry and garment production know- how if you want to start your own line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students in different level to achieve their goals.
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Vena teaches



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

Teaching since:
June 2016

I'm a fashion designer and have been working in fashion industry in NYC for more than 10 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at companies such as DKNY, ELIE TAHARI, BLK DNM, VISTORIA’S SECRET. My specialty is sewing, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and fitting. I have a great passion in teaching and extremely patient. The courses provide the best quality and hands on sewing skills used in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch or alter your own clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step.

Classes Provide:
- In-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, sewing, and patternmaking
- Flat sketching
- Tech pack making
- Design portfolio building
- Garment production know- how

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery machine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***

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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

Paper pattern

Wool Dress

Wool Dress

Wool Dress

Leather Jacket

Leather jacket and floral chiffon dress
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11 Reviews

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kym Nov 2, 2018
Sewing · In home

very reliable and knowledgeable. highly recommended!!

Marissa Nov 1, 2018
Sewing · In home

I learned so much in just one hour. I can’t wait to have another lesson and feel confident I will be able to finish our sewing project successfully. Vena also gave me valuable recommendations on supplies I needed.

Stephanie Mar 30, 2018
Sewing · Online

Vena is very patient and knowledgeable and answers all the questions I have for her. We have very varied lessons and they are all very informative. I'm excited to continue my classes with her.

James Feb 20, 2018
Sewing · In studio

I have never sewn before and after two hours with Vena, I felt very confident in altering my pants. She has a great teaching style and an even better personalty. I am excited for my next lesson!

Tammy Feb 17, 2018
Sewing · Online

Very knowledgeable and patient...looking forward to the next class.

Annalise L. Jan 4, 2018
Sewing · Online

Great lesson. Vena was very patient and instructive. She answered all my questions and made it easy for me to remember.

Nicollette Dec 3, 2017
Sewing · Online

She is awesome!

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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