Hello! I am now availabe for Online Lessons/Skype!
I am a very experienced sewing teacher with 10 years of working in the fashion industry as a tailor, patternmaking and designer. I have recently relocated to Garner, NC from NYC and am available for private sewing, craft, and art lessons. Skills that I teach include: hand sewing, machine sewing, custom garment making, patternmaking, and clothing alterations.
I also teach art classes which include: weaving, embroidery, fabric dyeing, painting, and drawing.
My experience includes working for high end and luxury tailor shops in NYC, as well as fitting on-set for photoshoots, ecommerce, celebrity fittings and red carpet events. I am a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fiber/Textile Arts and Fashion Design Concentration. I received a certificate from Central Saint Martins in Experimental Fashion Design for their online course.
I teach students of all levels, ages, and experiences. I am available for Skype/Online Lessons, I can to travel to you or to have lessons at my studio in Garner, NC.
Thank you and looking forward to our lessons!
The most enjoyable part is passing on the skills that I've learn and seeing the growth and excitement that each student has when they create. I enjoy working the students that are passionate and eager to learn.
Brandy is congenial, patient and encouraging. Her love for fashion and sewing is evident!
With new students, I create a lesson plan based on the student's experience and personal goals/interests. Depending on the student's experience, I usually begin with hand sewing and then continue to machine sewing.
Each student is unique and I discuss with them whether there are specific projects or techniques in mind they would like to learn.
I am a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fiber/Textile and Fashion Design. I received a certificate from Central Saint Martins for Experimental Fashion Design online course.
I have worked in many tailor shops in NYC for brands such as MARNI, ETRO, MICHAEL KORS, and bespoke menswear companies. I have taught sewing to people of all ages and aptitudes. I teach weaving and sewing to people with disabilities in art studios around the U.S.