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About Patty L.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Patty
PATTY L. is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who has taught thousands on Craftsy, Interweave, Annie's and at knitting shows around the country
such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), and STITCHES., Patty’s Craftsy class “Improve Your Knitting” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013!

Patty's designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting, magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles and Kollage Yarns.
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Michele June 11, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Why can’t I leave MORE than five stars?

I’ve wanted to learn lace knitting for so long but it overwhelmed me every time I tried. Simply stated: I’m no longer overwhelmed or fearful of lace knitting!

Patty is patient, detailed and takes the time to make sure the steps make sense instead of just a monkey see monkey do what I do approach. This gives me an actual understanding of what I’m doing and WHY and removed so much of what confused me before.

Patty has a depth of technical knowledge that is fierce. Combine that with her ability to break it down and truly TEACH me what to do and that’s a recipe for pure awesomeness.

I’ve already booked 2 more lessons because um hello.... I need to learn ALL THE THINGS
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Ryan January 17, 2018
· Knitting · Online
She is awesome and explains wile asking each step of the way making sure I understood. She was open to answering all my questions and was very encouraging to continue in my knitting adventures down the road.
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Lisa March 27, 2016
· Knitting · Online
My session with Patty was extremely helpful. I really liked the online video format. I was able to correct some tension issues which I now need to practice. I'm looking forward to our next session!
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About Miranda H.

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San Antonio, TX

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I have been sewing for 16 years and love to help others learn this awesome craft! I have a degree in Fashion Design and can teach sewing- including how to use a serger and cover stitch machine, pattern use, pattern alterations, creating your own patterns, draping, and hand sewing.

Students can have a totally customized experience with me. You pick what you want to learn. We can arrange the lessons to learn specific skills such as serging, hemming, or using a pattern, or with specific projects in mind like making a pillowcase, purse, blanket, or dress. I can also help with fabrication knowledge and learning to recognize what fabrics are good for what projects. The options are unlimited. Want to make a T-shirt blanket to keep all those memories, learn how to hem your own clothes, make your Halloween costume or a dress for your doll, or
learn how to make curtains?

Sewing can be so much fun and it is a joy to see a piece of fabric turn into something remarkable. In today's world, the internet is a great tool and much can be learned from it but nothing quite beats having a teacher there to actually see and help you. I will be there to work hands-on with you or your student so that you, or they, have the best learning experience.
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Cody October 15, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Great teacher. I would highly recommend taking sewing instruction from her if your a beginner or just need additional knowledge and skill refinement.
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Anna July 17, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Miranda is great! Her knowledge is not limited to the techniques needed but she teaches why the technique is used and how the various tools perform their functions. Wonderful teacher!
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Jason July 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Whether you are new to sewing, or need help learning more advanced skills, Miranda is amazing. She has the ability, and patience to explain a concept, then walk you through how to apply it. For my lessons, we focused on grading sewing patterns, which is an abstract concept that takes time to get your head wrapped around. Now I'm confident in my ability to apply the skill, and with a little practice, I will be able to master making changes to patterns.

During our last lesson we went over different seams, and started building a garment.

She is highly recommended, and I look forward to future lessons.
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Miranda H.

Miranda H.

San Antonio, TX 78251
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About Dianna E.

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San Antonio, TX

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About Dianna
I am a professional seamstress who has been working in the theme park and attraction industry for four years. I am currently a Costume Tech with SeaWorld San Antonio focusing on our Sesame Street products. I went into that position right after getting my degree in Theatrical Costume Design from Houston Community College, which has one of the most hands on programs in Texas. I have also worked at a custom drapery shop and as the Costume Manager for 13th Floor Haunted House.

I started teaching myself to sew when I was 12 years old because I wanted to make my own Halloween costumes. It has become an absolute passion of mine and I want to share it with as many people as I can! So if your goal is to learn how to make costumes for stage, Halloween, or cosplay I would be more than happy to teach you.

I would love a chance to work with children
as I was a camp councillor for 5 years during High School and College. My Gold Award in Girl Scouts (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle) was teaching younger girls how to make basic dresses that were then donated to the woman's shelter of Ft. Worth.
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Dianna E.

Dianna E.

San Antonio, TX 78245
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$34 / 30-min

About William E.

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Charlotte, NC

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About William
Greetings, My name is William, but everyone calls me Liam.

I am an inspired musician, college graduate of computer science from Radford University class of '17, computer/math tutor, and life-long student who loves Chess. I am a bass player who has performed in some bands back in university, and it serves as my primary instrument.

I currently work a day job as an IT Security Specialist as well as a tutor to students for mostly Math and Computer Science topics. I love my work in IT, and have many side hobbies that I am looking teach to others!

If you're interested in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Chess, Computer Programming, Mathematics, or are a student struggling to learn material in Computer Science or Math related courses, then you have come to the right place!

I look forward to helping you develop in any of the subject matters I am offe
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William E.

William E.

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About Jesse T.

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Clovis, CA
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I have a passion for chess. Teaching for almost 15 years. Students ranging from 7 to 60 and from just learning how the pieces move to 1900 rating. Graduate of the remote chess academy (No certificate, but having gone through all modules released except for the last one that was released a few months ago.) Several city level championships from the Fresno area which is local to me. Material is not scripted but can supply related reading materials on request. I focus on thinking process, which helps with finding the right moves in any position. This includes Openings, Tactics, Positional themes, Endgames.
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Jesse T.

Jesse T.

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About Cedrric T.

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San Antonio, TX
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I am a semi-professional poker player specializing in both cash games and tournaments. When not on the felt I can be found working a traditional 9-5 as a vice-president for a financial services company. I graduated from St. Mary's University with a Bachelors in Mathematics.

Poker students can expect to improve week to week in their game skills. Every poker game is unique and players need to acclimate to their game quickly. I teach students the math behind the game, game etiquette, and most importantly how to become a winning player.

I teach poker students of all different ages and experience levels. I have studied the game for the last 15 years. Playing locally, nationally, and internationally I have expertise in home games, online games, and large casino tournaments.

I love the game of poker not just for the money but because of the
social aspect of the game. I have met some of the most interesting and successful people in my life on the felt. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better cardplayer!
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Cedrric T.

San Antonio, TX 78230
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About Candice W.

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Tustin, CA
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About Candice
I love seeing ideas come to life! If you have a costume design or want to honor your favorite character, I am the teacher for you! Bring your ideas, drawings, and creativity and I will show you how to use all types of materials and construction techniques to achieve your vision.

I have over 800 professional hours of experience in designing cosplay and costumes.
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Candice W.

Candice W.

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The Best Sewing Blogs and Online Resources

Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing … Read More

The Best Sewing Blogs and Online Resources
Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing
How to Hem Jeans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners [Infographic]
Looking for advice on hemming jeans? Finding a pair of jeans that fits just right can be a challenge. Sometimes, in order to get the perfect fit, you have to go to a tailor and if you have multiple pairs of jeans, alteration fees can add up! Wearing jeans that are too long or too short is always uncomfortable, and oftentimes unflattering. But there are many easy ways to hem jeans to get the look you desire and in this blog post, we'll share a few of them. Whether you're taking sewing less
The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics...  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qualit
10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert
Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he
6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex

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