Experienced and patient sewing instructor from Los Gatos, CA
I have the personality to foster passion and make projects relatable and fun, with 10 years prior experience as a dance instructor, and hand made costumer. I love sewing and love helping people unlock their potential and discovering that they can do things with my methods.
She really spent a ton of time teaching my daughter about her sewing machine. She has a lot of passion for the craft and clearly enjoys it. So glad we found her.
Defining their personal goals , small project, future hobbiest, or grand designer. Then we break down goals into achievable projects, understanding importance of working on basic hand sewing techniques needed for construction, costs of projects, affordability, and begin executing the magic one stitch at a time.
Twenty years of costume passion, ten years as an educator, over 2.5 years working full time selling fabrics and sewing notions, skill set is sewing home decor, children's costumes, and apparel with beginner level knitting skills as well.
$25 an hour 2 lessons a week and a project is the optimal formula for success , retention of knowledge. Therefore, pricing discounts given for students who adhere to the learning.
First 3 lessons are 1.5 hours at the flat rate of $30 regardless of frequency.
after 3 lessons, students will choose 1 lesson a week or 2 lessons a week plan.
$35 an hour for "once a week" lesson plan
$25 an hour for "twice or more" lesson plan
48 hour cancelation notification is expected.
Students are dropped after 2 succeeding cancelations, if not rescheduled within the week. ( a physical health issue/ illness is not considered a cancellation and a makeup session is allowed)
Continuity being necessary for the skills to stick and teacher's time ( which includes drive time lesson prep time not wasted.
I have taught dancing since the age of 15, was a professional ballroom dance instructor in my twenties, teaching sewing is just a different type of movement in my opinion - motor skills and execution. I am 47 years old, mother of two adults.
I have taught deaf, handicapped, and persons from all ages and abilities.