One Stitch At A Time

One Stitch At A Time

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

I love the variety of people and projects I get to work on.  Each student has different interests and I love helping them to create their visions. 

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Credentials

Oakland Park, FL 33305
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Anna Reyes

    Tracy is a phenomenal instructor! Not only does she have a great personality but she always greets you with a smile. Tracy is very cheerful and loves people. She loves her trade and shows it as she helps you navigate through your lessons. I was her student for just about 3 months and I had lessons with her twice a week. I looked forward to my lessons with Tracy and learned quickly with her guidance. If you want to learn to sew and have some fun doing it, I highly recommend Tracy! Five stars all the way!!

  • Trixie B

    Tracy is patient and explains everything in detail. I enjoy my lessons



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New students start with the How-Not-To-Break-The-Sewing-Machine lesson. It's about 1 hour and goes over all the parts of the machine. No materials are needed for this lesson. Students sew on paper (PDF) with no thread to learn how to use the machine. If there is time we also go over the different feet and accessories that came with your machine or are commonly used. Sometimes we get to threading the machine and winding a bobbin on this lesson, if not, it is in the second lesson.


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

Group lessons are $30 an hour for two or more students.

Private lessons are $50 an hour. 

Classes can be scheduled for more than an hour.


How did you get started teaching?

My grandmothers and my mom all sew and I love creating. I made all my clothes in high school and even my wedding dress. I love to make all sorts of things and love the variety of items that I can make, create, embellish with sewing.


What types of students have you worked with?

I teach sewing after school at multiple local elementary schools. My youngest students are 6. I also teach adults. My young students work on clothing and crafts. The adults generally want to learn to mend or alter their clothes. I have had several men wanting to alter their shirts, some cosplayers making or altering costumes and adults who want to make custom clothing for themselves.


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

Pay attention to circles.  Apparently, many sewing teachers start their students off sewing circles.  This is a sure way to make for a very unenjoyable lesson and questionable results.  Beginning students should be working on projects with straight lines.  They will be much more successful and enjoy their lessons much more when skills are introduced slowly and methodically.


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

What are your goals?  To be successful with any machine sewing, you will need to learn how to use the machine, but beyond the basics, what do you want to learn?  Some students want to learn how to hem their pants.  Some want to become fashion designers or make their own products.  Many are in between.  Being clear about your goal will help the teacher assess what direction to go in.


Lessons offered

Sewing Classes Embroidery Classes Gardening Classes