Sewing is my profession, I have over 23 years of experience. I enjoy teaching my profession. I appreciate that it is not easy and very detail orientated.
I worked in a sewing machine dealership as the manager of education before starting my own business 17 years ago. I have taught many people many things within the world of sewing.
When you teach sewing: Patience is the name of the game! We all had to start somewhere, I learn something every day in this industry!
I have put a lot of thought into selecting the 'make-it-take-it' class projects, where you will learn numerous techniques. These projects can easily be finished by the end of the class! This has proven to be successful as it is very rewarding and beginner sewers do not get despondent by attending to all the sewing details and never having a finished project.
I have a series of 5 workshops for beginner sewers, #1 being the easiest and then increasing in difficulty. Take all 5 classes or pick and choose.
There is nothing like the 'before and after' of a sewing project, extremely rewarding, no matter how experienced you are, no matter what you create.
I enjoy many aspects of my work, I love fabrics! Enjoy colors and designing items to create. A lot of sewers especially beginners find the matching of colors the hard part, but in today's market, there are simply no rules!
The basics of sewing are the building blocks. Know how to use a sewing machine without it jamming, know how to use your tools, read patterns, measure, sew and measure straight lines! Sewing becomes very enjoyable and stress relieving. Before you know it you will be making anything you want and well!
I have a great sense of humor, my classes are structured, relaxed and very organized.
Tracey of London Stitchery is an excellent teacher. There is nothing she doesn’t know about sewing, home dec, upholstery etc. She has a real way with students from absolute beginners to very experienced craftsmen. She is a perfectionist in her work and inspires her students to not settle for anything less.
Make them feel comfortable, help them set their sewing machine up if they know how. If they do not have a sewing machine I show them the one that has been provided for them.
Then we are off! Creating!
I learned my profession from the school of hard knocks!
Classes are custom to required needs. I have the projects, pictures of the projects, instructions and other helpful information already, tried and tested.
You can attend a 3 hour 15 min. workshop that has max. 4 people to keep classes small. Within minutes you are creating and making new friends.
Or, you can have one to one classes.
I worked at a sewing machine dealership for 6 years as the manager of education. I attended many educational conventions held by major sewing machine companies. The rest I have learned from the hard school of knocks!
Beginners to advanced.
I have taught the Basics thru advanced.
How to use your sewing machines
How to thread and use sergers.
Many techniques on sewing machines utilizing all those decorative stitches a machine can do.
How to use the latest embroidery machines, basics and up
Can also help those that want to make sewing business, I have vast experience in that - Why? That is exactly what I did.
I like classes preferably more than one person, as fun is had by all and you meet new people with the same interest.
Attend a class with more than one person, it is more fun and you meet people with the same interests. This might not be acceptable for most, as these classes are usually scheduled.
If one to one class is preferred at a time to suit, I would not recommend more than 2 hours. It is far too intense.
One hour classes are great for techniques i.e. learning the very basics of the sewing machine.
Tensions of on a serger
Decorative stitches that your sewing machine can do.
An hour is not long enough in sewing to make a project that is worth making. Unless you book an hour at a time and are very organized. It can take up to 5 to 10 minutes to set up!
For one to one classes, I would recommend 2 hours at a time.
What they would like to learn?
Some sewers are more advanced than others. might just want really learn the latest computerized sewing machines.
An advanced sewer might want to learn fitting or pattern drafting.
They should really spell out their specific needs, there is nothing like attending a class and finding out it is not what they expected.
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