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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.

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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Lauren D.

Huntington Beach, CA

I've been sewing many styles of clothing for the past ten years, and as such I am familiar with various techniques and fabrics. My initial focus was historical clothing; I have extensive experience with historical research, silhouettes, and sewing techniques. I also make most of my own modern clothing and am quite versed in modern sewing needs. I can help with everything from understanding how to read patterns to learning machine or hand sewing to altering clothes for the perfect fit!

About Lauren

Hi there, I'm Lauren! I am a recent Berkeley graduate who completed a BA with honors in Classics and Art History. My greatest passions are sewing, English, and history. I first started sewing when I was thirteen and never stopped to look back! Since then I have sewn many types and styles of modern clothes. Additionally, I have extensive experience in historical fashions and historical sewing techniques! I've worked with all fabric types as well as drafting and flat patterning. My projects range from simple pillow cases to complicated Victorian corsets from scratch. With past projects featuring
embroidery, cross stitching, cording, and other decorative elements, I believe I can help you to better understand and explore the world of sewing!

I studied Classics and Art History in college and feel passionate about these topics, as well as English and literature. I worked on the editing board of several publications and would love to help you improve your writing, vocabulary, and grammar.

Please send me a quick message if you're interested in taking lessons to see if we can schedule the perfect lesson for you!!
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Deborah H. March 16, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Learning how to sew, and also some embroidery, I feel that Lauren makes it easy to learn, she is very knowledgable and patient. She is flexible on what you want to make and helps you to create it. It is fun to learn a practical and creative skill like sewing. I am so glad I am finally able to sew!
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Jennifer S. March 12, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
I was so impressed with Lauren! I am at a very beginning level and she made me feel very comfortable as we focused on the machine mechanics and threading the needle. I misplaced the power card so we went over my user guide and her reference sheet and she answered all my,questions. I am very excited for the next lesson.

Jennifer
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Kathy Conover February 17, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
very understanding and knowledgable. always on time. Gives the extra effort
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Lauren D.

Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(4)
starting at
$25 / 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
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starting at
$50 / 60-min
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Renee D.

Los Angeles, CA

I love to sew and greatly enjoy teaching the craft. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old, when I was taught by my Grandmother. A FIDM Fashion Design graduate, I worked in the garment industry as a pattern maker and junior dress designer. I then went on to work for 14 years in the Motion Picture industry in costume design and stylist work.

I enjoy working with children, guiding them to use their creativity in the process of sewing. Lessons can be tailored to the students needs, from learning how to use the sewing machine to the best way to approach sewing different fabrics and patterns. From fashion to interior design, I am happy to guide you to a finished product.

About Renee

I grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by a family of artists and designers. Following my career in fashion and costume design, I began making one of a kind silver jewelry. I have been working with fine silver for 8 years, selling my design pieces in art galleries and online.
I have always tried to share my passion for all things artistic with my two children. By volunteering to run art projects at their school, I discovered the joy of teaching. I decided to combine that with my sewing expertise to help children and adults realize their creative vision. I like helping students explore their ide
as while making a project come to life on the sewing machine.
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shanteria September 21, 2016
Sewing · Online
i don't have any experience but i do want to became a fashion designer and i don't know how to use a sewing machine so i hope we can have a great relationship together.
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Renee D.

Renee D.

Los Angeles, CA 90045
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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