Tati & Me Maker’s Studio

Tati & Me Maker’s Studio

5.0 (3)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Hi! My name is Katy and I teach sewing, crafting and art out of my home studio in Tigard. My studio is already setup with sewing machines, tools and supplies. No experience is necessary to start a sewing project. I can also teach via zoom or travel to your place for a lesson. Find my classes & workshops at www.Tatiandme.com

What sets my business apart is my ability to break down the practice and principles of sewing into manageable steps to accommodate my student's ability and experience. I design fun projects that engage my students. I encourage my students to tap into their individuality and their unique creative point of view instead of just copying my ideas. I'm outgoing, enthusiastic and love what I do.

I have taught sewing, crafting and painting for over 15 years. I was adjunct faculty at the Art institute of Portland for 10 years where I taught sewing, fashion history, forecasting, and apparel design. I then taught for 5 years at Nic & Fig's, a modern day makery. I taught private as well as group classes and ran annual summer camps. I have taught kids and adults at every level of experience. You can visit my Instagram page dedicated to my classes and workshops at Openstudiowithkaty

I have the experience to teach various sewing levels. I also design crafting projects and have done many demonstrations on Katu Afternoon Live, a local tv program. I am also a proficient artist and have just started teaching from my home studio. I am a 'maker' and enjoy inspiring others to discover their creativity. I have a BA in economics, an associate degree in Apparel Design and a Master's of Curriculum Design in Education.

Instagram: Tatiandmeclothing

You can find my website at www.Tatiandme.com

Facebook: Tati & Me: Clothing for the Spirited Girl

LinkedIn :Katy Hadad-Dyler

In addition, I have been the owner and designer of Tati & Me for the past 8 years. I design, manufacture and sell a limited-edition collection of dresses for ages 1-8. I have been selling my dresses online and at 3 select retailers since 2012. 

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Tigard, OR 97224
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3 Reviews


  • Annie Fausto

    My girls (age 8,12,14) had a wonderful time working in the studio. They experienced both the joy and creativity exuded in the Katy's teaching. Each of my daughters came away having increased their sewing skills 10 fold. My youngest did 2 of the classes and was thrilled with her animal, leggings, scrunchies, masks, and more. She came in with almost no sewing skills. Not only did she enjoy the time, but she was able to take what she learned and start sewing some of her own at home. My older 2 were a little jealous and wanted to do something of their own. Even though they are significantly older, they had just as much fun as their little sister. Since taking the 3 hour class, they have started sewing on their own like crazy! I am absolutely thrilled with all that they learned and what a fun time they had. They are all begging to go back for more!!!

  • Nikki Robbins

    Katy is great! She is patient, fun and helps support and fuel my daughter’s creative interests.

  • Shannon Price

    We loved sewing with Katy. She was very patient and able to work with beginning sewers. The projects were creative and my girls loved them. Katy's enthusiasm has seeded a passion for sewing now.

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

I usually spend 30 minutes going over the in's & out's of the sewing machine: how go thread the machine, make a bobbin, and various features. Then move onto a quick project to get hands-on experience before delving into the project.

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

An assiciate degree in Apparel Design

Master's of Curriculum Design in Education 

8 years of experience running a small apparel business (www.Tatiandme.com)

Over 15 years of teaching experience 

25 years in the fashion industry 

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

$15/hour per student + supplies if necessary

And then there are group classes that include the supplies. Limited seats are available currently due to covid.

You can also make your own class for birthdays or just because with a few friends.

How did you get started teaching?

Started at the Art Institute of Portland years ago. I ran summer camps at the Oregon Episcopal School for a few years and Multnomah Athletic Club before joining Nic & Fig's.

What types of students have you worked with?

As young as 6 year old and up. However, most of my students are between the ages of 8-12.

I also teach many adults.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I started teaching out of my home studio two months ago due to covid. And it's wonderful to see many of my old students find me and come back.

I had sold our summer camps at Nic & Fig's for 5 years in a row. I had many summer camps planned til covid.

My clothing line was featured in Portland Monthly Magazine in spring 2019.

I was invited as a guest teacher on Katu Afternoon Live 6 times in 2019.

My studio was featured on KGW8 News Portland with Cassidy Quinn in May 2019.

May 2019.

I showed my clothing line at Portland Fashion Week 2016.

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

Look for someone who not only has teaching experience but someone who has the right interpersonal communication skills to make you feel as ease and help you enjoy the whole process. Also, look for projects that excite you past the pillow case!

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

Do I need to bring my own sewing machine? 
Do I need to buy my own fabric or do you provide some? How about pattens? 
How long will it take for the project?

Will you teach me the basics and help me build the fundamental skills and sewing habits? 

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Craft Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons