Rightfully Sewn

Rightfully Sewn

5.0 (2)
5 employees
7 years in business

About this pro

Book your private lessons online today at RightfullySewn.org/Lessons!

Rightfully Sewn is a charitable organization that creates jobs through the business of fashion. We offer an eight-week Seamstress Training Program for women to learn a meaningful trade that opens up the possibility of full-time, well-paying work. 

To support our charitable mission, we offer public sewing and fashion designer classes, private sewing lessons, and small bath production services. 

Classes are taught by the following:

Pamela Lucas, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, teaches advanced private lessons. She can instruct students on pattern-making, size chart development, grading, technical design, tailoring, and more. Pamela is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and has nearly 30 years of experience in the fashion industry and teaching.

Sarah Watts, Production and Operations Manager, teaches beginner and intermediate private lessons. She can instruct students on sewing techniques and terminology, the proper fit of garments, how to operate a variety of sewing equipment, and more. Sarah gradated from New Mexico State Univeristy with a degree in fashion design and merchandising. She has more than seven years of experience in the fashion industry and teaching.  

We enjoy seeing the students we work with advance their knowledge and skill set. We are passionate about the sewing trade and fashion industry, so we also enjoy sharing our knowledge and expertise to allow students to pursue their interests and goals. 

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Credentials

Kansas City, MO 64108
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Alyce Dyer-Hall, Aurora By Alyce, LLC

    My Instructor Pamela Lucas starts the class right up with a quick "get to know you" and what to expect from her class. The expectations were exceeded and the atmosphere was so welcoming and energizing! I came to the table with years of sewing seams but not the technical vocabulary for making slopers. I finished the class feeling stronger than before. We were allowed to record every good instruction and photograph formulas and take home work to study. Pamela made sure we got an overview of the dynamic machinery used in the garment industry: a class within a class. A class at rightfully Sewn with Pamela Lucas is a great investment. Pamela is on a mission to share knowledge, 100%!

  • Brooke Tippin

    I took a sewing course with Jordan Williams at Rightfully Sewn to learn how to make a bow tie. I haven't sewed in over 15 years, and he was able to walk through each of the steps, show how to set up the sewing machine, etc. I was able to walk away from that lesson feeling confident and with a new bow tie! I highly recommend! There were people in my class who were confident at sewing and still walked away learning a lot from the class!



FAQs


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

For our first lesson, we ask students to bring examples of their past sewing projects to get an idea of the student's sewing ability. Students can also share challenges they've faced in constructing textiles. After we assess the student's sewing ability, we will build a tailored lesson plan.

Rightfully Sewn's atelier is fully equipped with home and industrial sewing machinery, including cutting tables, home and industrial straight-stitch machines, home and industrial sergers, a blindstitch, and a coverstitch.

We invite students to bring their sewing machine from home if they have any questions about how to operate it or need help troubleshooting a problem.


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

Pamela Lucas, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the fashion industry and teaching. She holds a Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Apparel and Textiles from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Sarah Watts, Production and Operations Manager, graduted from New Mexico State University with a degree in fashion design and merchandising. She has more than seven years of experience in the fashion industry and teaching. Sarah manages small batch production services for Rightfully Sewn. 


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

Advanced sewing lessons are $65 per hour. Beginner and intermediate sewing lessons are $40 per hour. 


What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with a variety of students through our public and private sewing and fashion design lessons. We seek to work with individuals who are motivated, positive, and passionate about learning the craft of sewing for personal or professional use. 


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