Making It SewFun

Making It SewFun

5.0 (4)
1 employee
16 years in business

About this pro

My mission is to teach you everything about sewing in a positive and encouraging environment.

At Making It Sew Fun students learn how to sew progressively at their own pace. We offer a structured curriculum and workshops that empower the home-sewist with the skills necessary to create well-fitted and professionally constructed garments. Another key feature is small class sizes that ensure individual attention.

Weekly sewing classes are available for youth ages 8-17 as well as adult workshops throughout the year. Programs are available for every skill level from beginner to advanced.

Current class offerings include a specialized curriculum designed just for kids and a 7-Level learn-to-sew program for adults. 

Students learn how to. . .

  • operate sewing machines
  • work with different fabrics
  • use sewing tools and equipment
  • read and understand sewing patterns 
  • make garments, crafts, home decorating items, and so much more!

 

Join us and discover your inner fashionista, designer, or somewhere in-between.

 Cherice Taylor
Owner & Principal Instructor

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Credentials

Chicago, IL 60643
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Tonya

    Making it Sew Fun has been one of the best experiences my daughter had had! She is extremely excited about going to class weekly. Cherice has a sewing prog that is highly engaging and is motivating. Her program teaches kids sewing skills that will last them a lifetime.

  • Cheyenne Whitaker

    I had a little sewing experience before I attended Making It Sew Fun, but Cherice really helped me learn new skills, hone skills I already had and grow a deeper appreciation for the creative process. It started out as a hobby, but now its an entrepreneurial opportunity and also a legacy to pass on to my daughter. Making It Sew Fun has truly enriched my life through sewing.

  • Shalamaar Muhammad

    Instruction is hands on and friendly. Cherice is very knowledgeable and serious about her craft. I really enjoy this class.

  • Salithia Graham

    My daughter has been attending sewing classes with Making It Sew fun for 2 years now. She loves this school and how it has taught her the fundamentals of sewing, which is something she never thought that she would learn to do. I highly recommend enrolling to take classes here if you have a younger child or teen that has an interest in learning to sew or if you are an adult looking to learn as well you won’t be disappointed.




FAQs


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

I offer a 7- Level learn-to-sew program for adults from beginner skills in Level 1 to tailoring in Level 7. The Level 1 course covers all the basic skills to get you started. Students learn how to take proper measurements, how to select fabrics, how to cut, ready pattern instructors, construct a garment, and so much more.

I also offer children's sewing lessons after-school and on the weekends. Students work at their own pace in a small class setting of just 4 students per class.


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

Degrees:

Bachelor Fine Arts, Fashion Design
Masters, Nonprofit Management

Licenses:

Kids Can Sew Sewing Instructor (10+ years)
You Can Make Program Instructor (10+ years)


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

Tuition is based on the number of instructional hours enrolled. Adult classes include 8 hours of instruction every 4-weeks. Youth classes include 6 hours of instruction every 4-weeks.


How did you get started teaching?

Hi, I'm Cherice, owner and principal instructor at Making It SewFun.

My sewing journey began as a little girl hand-making clothes for my Barbies. I would use scraps of fabric, paper towels, newspaper or whatever else I could find; much to my mom's frustration (lol). 

While in high school, my best friend convinced me to sign-up for home economics so we could be in class together. She elected to take sewing versus cooking so I did as well. I LOVED sewing class and discovered a new passion that set me on a career path in fashion. Ironically my best friend hated sewing and didn't pass. Once my mom saw that I was committed to learning how to sew, she gave me my first sewing machine on my 15 birthday. I've been sewing and creating beautiful things ever since. (Thanks, Mom!)  

Today, I enjoy sharing my love for fabric and sewing by teaching others how to sew.  It's my hope to inspire the next generation to love working with their hands while gaining an appreciation for the process. Under my direction, students become confident sewist, build self-confidence and practice discipline with each project.


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