So Fine

So Fine

19 years in business

About this pro  Look for the page on individual sewing workshops.

One on one instruction for you (and a friend, if you choose).  It is great girl time!  I have been sewing since I was 6 and sewing professionally for over 30 years.  I offer professional sewing instructions for anyone interested in home decor sewing.  I have industrial sewing machines and surger/overlocker.  You are also welcome to bring your own portable sewing machine, if you perfer.  

Quilting (cutting and piecing quilt tops, using a pattern of your choice)

Pillow making, with trims, self cording, flanges, ruffles, and zippers.


Bedding (duvet covers, bedskirts, pillow shams)

Window dressings ( valances, shades, curtains)

Table dressing (table covers, napkins, placemats, tea towels)

Refferences available upon request.

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Alexandria, VA 22307
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First: Pick a project and discuss fabric options.

Second: Pick a fabric (and trim if desired)

Third: Set up class time, begining with a 2 hour class.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been sewing since I was 6 years old.  I have been sewing professionally for over 30 years and trained under a master.

I have been teaching sewing for the past 15 years.

I graduated with a degree in psychology, but I am an artist/craftsman at heart.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

If you bring your own fabric: $45/hr.

If you buy your fabric from me (at 25% off retail), $35/hr.

How did you get started teaching?

I wanted to share all that I have learned over the years.

What types of students have you worked with?

All kinds!  Mothers, husband and wife teams, 2 friends, from professionals to housewives, and a few children.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Visit to the exhibit in the Freere Gallery from the Turquise Mountains of Afganastan.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look at thier work.  Look at the quality of their workmanship.  Ask how long they have been sewing, whatever it is you want to make.  If you are still uncomfortable, ask for refferences.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Decide what they want to make, and ask for the teacher's guidance about the materials and skill level required for the project.  Decide how much time you have to invest in learning and ask your teacher if it is a practicle goal.

Lessons offered

Quilting Classes Sewing Classes