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Deborah K.

Tarzana, CA

Patterns, stitches, hand and machine

About Deborah

Teaching is my passion! I am enthusiastic about my work. I have been a teacher for 9 years. I have taught everything from 1st grade to 12th grade. My best subjects are science and math, but I also teach English and writing. I have a Bachelor Arts and a Masters degree in education. I am currently working as a teacher in a small private school.
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Alex G. August 18, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In home
Verified Student
Deborah helped me learn with my Photo program. She did a great job taking me step by step to learn how to replace a background of a photo, just what I wanted to learn plus some other tips.
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mel August 12, 2016
Math · In studio
Deborah is great in all math areas including algebra and geometry. She has a way of explaining that makes everything very understandable.
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ellen August 12, 2016
Knitting · In studio
Deborah really knows a lot about knitting and made it seem very simple. She's terrific
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Deborah K.

Deborah K.

Tarzana, CA 91356
(4)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Nikki S.

Los Angeles, CA

Hello! My mother taught me how to sew when I was nine years old and I have loved it ever since. I used to make my own clothes and wear them to school! This led me to study it in college. I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012 and received a BFA. I can teach the basics starting with the tools and how to use a sewing machine, all the way to making your own patterns. I also have fashion sketching skills!

About Nikki

My name is Nikki and I am 26 years old from Los Angeles. I grew up in South Orange County and then moved to Savannah, Georgia. I studied fashion design at Savannah College of Art and Design and received a scholarship to play on their women's golf team (we were #1 in the country in the NAIA). I went pro in 2012 and participated in Q school and played on the Sun Coast Tour.
I love working with kids. I have worked in many kids camps including SCAD Art Smarts summer camp, vacation bible school, The First Tee of Savannah. I have been babysitting for many years now. I am a responsible, independent,
hard working young adult with strong values and morals. My career is in the arts, specifically in fashion design, but I love drawing and painting and pretty much anything else that is artsy and crafty. I can knit, crochet, weave, and sew.
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Caroline April 20, 2015
Drawing · Online
Verified Student
On the first lesson Nikki related to my sixteen-year-old very well, and she dove right in to teaching fashion illustration. My daughter has had other art instructors from other schools - little of whom accomplished as much as Nikki in the first lesson. She gave necessary information ahead of class and was prepared with samples and work to be completed in class. It is wonderful when a student is happy she gets homework too! We are looking forward to many more lessons with Nikki.
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Nikki S.

Los Angeles, CA 90026
(1)
starting at
$75 / 60-min
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Milda B.

Los Angeles, CA

I'm a former Fashion Institute of Technology Professor, teaching sewing & fashion art, and in the fashion industry for over 14 years. I have worked @Target Stores, for Alexander McQueen, and have a very close working knowledge of industry standards and needs.

I LOVE teaching beginners: getting them excited about using the computer like a Pro, sewing & learning to love it, or helping them set up their fashion business. I possess a wide variety of skills-so just ask, and I'd love to teach you!

About Milda

*** New Location will be in Los Angeles for in-person lessons , BUT I teach online via Skype all over the U.S. ****

I am a former Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) Professor, teaching sewing and fashion art, and in the fashion industry for over 16 years. I have worked at Target Stores, Federated Dept. stores, and Alexander McQueen, and have a very close working knowledge of industry standards and needs. I facilitate students and fashion companies in the following areas:

-Sewing
-Patternmaking
-Illustration (computer or-hand-rendered)
- Fashion Portfolio Preparation.
- Hand
Embroidery (I do not operate Embroidery Machines)
- Graphic Design (working in Adobe Creative Suite- Illustrator and Photoshop: which is a great software program to help students to create more dynamic portfolios, or complete a graphic design project. )
- Consulting on how to produce your own clothing/accessories collection.
- Consulting on how to source and produce your Domestic and Overseas collection.
- How to create line sheets.
- How to create technical packets.
- How to create digital art for screenprinting.

OTHER:
-Computer Assistance for BEGINNERS- Learning to use the Computer, Basic Skills in MS Office, using the Web. etc.

REQUIREMENTS:
1.) You will have to have all your materials and most of your tools: sewing machine, computer with all installed programs or services, patternmaking tools and paper, fabrics, etc. I will bring some small materials to our first session to explain what tools to purchase.

2.) You must make yourself available for one 15 minute phone consult before scheduling your first lesson- please plan to do this at least one week to 2 days before you want to schedule your first lesson. We will discuss your lesson goals, and what materials to buy. You do need to allow time to purchase your materials, so please plan ahead. When you purchase your lessons, please email me a time and date (or several) to schedule this phone call.

3.) IMPORTANT:
Please schedule directly with me VIA EMAIL. I do have my general availability listed on schedule for everyday, However, I work with many students and teach classes that might not be reflected in this schedule. I will try my best to honor the time you request, but I cannot guarantee it. Please email me to confirm- I will also reach out to you via phone to confirm or reschedule a time if there is a conflict.

POLICIES:

- 24 hour cancellation policy/ no refunds given after this time.
- All sessions are a 1 hour minimum. Recommended time for sewing lessons is 1.5 - 2 hr increments.
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Chris C. August 26, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online
Verified Student
First lesson with Milda today. She's a pleasure to work with and I appreciate her approach to walking me, as a true beginner, through Adobe. Looking forward to many more.
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Hannah S. July 23, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
My first day in sewing class. Milda helped me feel comfortable and I used the sewing machine on my first day.
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Rolando July 14, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Verified Student
Milda was very knowledgeable and showed me many shortcuts using Photoshop. It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you very much for your help.
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Milda B.

Milda B.

Los Angeles, CA 90041
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starting at
$50 / 60-min
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Marie B.

Glendale, CA

I have been sewing for over 30 years and teaching for over 12 years. I am a Fashion Design graduate (FIDM) and can teach sewing, sewing machine care and basics, fabric cutting, using a pattern, pattern alterations, or pattern drafting, and draping.

I can also teach how to choose the proper fabric for your projects, and the different finishing techniques for hems.

I can customize the class to your needs and interests. I can teach you the making of garments, costumes, or home decoration items.

It's up to you! I can't wait to teach you how to be proficient with your machine, and hand sewing.

About Marie

I have worked in Animation for over 20 years, from traditional 2D animation to computer, initially in Canada, in Montreal, more precisely. In '97, I was hired by the Walt Disney Animation Studio to train their animators on the computer. I taught computer animation software, mainly Maya, and Photoshop to hundreds of talented artists here in Burbank. I was also creating and writing teaching materials, so I am well versed in Word, and Illustrator.

My other passion is Fashion Design. I am a Fashion Design graduate from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising). I studied Fashion so I
could make my own patterns. I have been sewing for over 30 years and just love creating clothing or costumes for my children and I, with commercial patterns or my own patterns. I am pretty crafty, really good at modifying patterns, and I have a great knowledge of fabrics. I love fashion illustration and the whole process of creating a line.

I really enjoy teaching, and after years of teaching animation software, I craved teaching something more hands-on, and I have been enjoying teaching sewing and fashion design. It is rewarding to pass on a skill that used to be taught from generation to generation, but that less and less people are learning nowadays.

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Brigitte S. August 21, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Marie is exactly what I was looking for. She is very professional, was able to answer all my questions. She is a perfect match for my needs. Looking forward to the next lesson
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Liliana C. August 5, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Marie is great, very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend her.
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Eric G. May 17, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
I worked with Marie for 5 months, twice a week, learning French. She was an excellent teacher! She was always prepared, and was patient and kind as she helped me to greatly improve my French. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their French skills.
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Marie B.

Glendale, CA 91208
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Stella R.

Northridge, CA

I can teach you how to choose patterns, cut and finish any garment you like. Everything you need to know about sewing and serging from handling basic stiches to advanced finishes.

About Stella

Hi there. My name is Stella and I would love to teach you the endless possibilities of doing crafts. I am an advanced seamstress,knitter, crocheting, embroider, needlepoint, jewelry maker as well as a cake decorator on figurines, and 3d structured cakes.
The only thing you need is love and passion to create and with me you can reach the next level.
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Olivia M. August 11, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Stella as my first tutor on takelessons. She is not only an incredibly accomplished crafter and artist, she is a patient and knowledgeable teacher too. She really went the extra mile and I feel much more confident using my serger now. I will definitely be booking her again!
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Scott July 29, 2016
Cake Decorating · In studio
Stella was friendly and very helpful. My daughter loved it! She learned several new techniques.
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Tammy G. July 22, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Stella is amazing!She really knows her stuff she was able to help me so much and all the areas that I needed and she was very welcoming and friendly and made it very comfortable for me I love her
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Stella R.

Stella R.

Northridge, CA 91324
(4)
starting at
$50 / 60-min

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