I offer an introduction / beginners sewing class for small groups as well as private sessions. I teach girls / teenagers 8-18 and women 18 +.
I truly LOVE sewing! I graduated from the FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, worked in the fashion industry 10 years and am now ready to help and inspire others interested in sewing. You can check out my professional experience & current endeavors:
LinkedIn @ Melanie Melendez
Instagram & Twitter @FABBLYFE
Melanie is amazing!!! Before starting classes she asked me about my goals so that she could help cater the lessons towards what I wanted to learn. I started my lessons with 0 sewing experience and came out being able to make my own apron from scratch but more importantly, having genuinely learned sewing basics so that I can confidently continue on my sewing journey. Melanie is a natural teacher and an extremely welcoming person. She always made learning fun, made sure I understood what she was teaching me, and that I knew how to troubleshoot my machine so that I could fix any mistakes I made without an issue. Will definitely be going back for more lessons in the future!!
Students learn how to use the sewing machine, lay & cut patterns and fabric and sewing. Students choose to create & keep either a pillow case, apron or tote bag.
I studied and graduated from THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. Please check out my social media links for more insight.
1-on-1 / My Studio / 1 hour class = $ 40
1-on-1 / For in home classes / 1 hour = $75
Acceptable payment methods (most cashapps and credit cards)
I began teaching at a public school in Harlem and found it professionally satisfying to inspire children through sewing. It started as a side gig and has evolved into my full time job :)
I have mainly worked with people of all ages.
I am most fond of my 1st home sewing class, where I had five students ages 6-9. The most exciting part was to see their faces light up once they discover they have a skill for sewing.
A teacher with skill is important, but so is patience. Students should choose a teacher who understands that all people learn differently.
Is sewing something I really want to do?
Once I learn sewing, what am I going to do with it?
Will I be dedicated to sewing?
Like anything else repitition is important. You have to keep sewing, and sewing, and sewing until at last ......... you get it!