The Satisfied Stitcher

The Satisfied Stitcher

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Sewing and quilting are dying arts.  Because of mass manufacturing, many people believe it is just simpler to purchase ready-made items.  But often we have a specific style or color in mind that we are unable to find.

Sewing opens up a world of choices, whether it be a blouse, a skirt, or a quilt. My goal is to make sewing fun for my clients.  Creativity and new ideas are strongly encouraged.  I have over 40 years sewing experiece making clothing, quilts, and also doing alterations and repairs.  No question is too simple, and I am available by internet if my students have questions between lessons.

I can also provide help with alterations and repairs, as often we discard clothing that just needs a small and easy fix.  Nothing we really love, be it a quilt or article of clothing, is too old to repair if it brings us joy.

I LOVE fabric.  The feel, the smell, the possibilities of what a certain fabric could become.  Sewing is my therapy.  It relaxes me like nothing else, and there is the added bonus of creating something. I would love to help preserve this age old skill.

I also enjoy teaching, especially people when are interested and want to learn.

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Credentials

Lewisville, TX 75067
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Donna Roberts

    She did an amazing job doing alterations and general sewing for my daughter.. She did beautiful work and was able to do it with very short notice. She's friendly, kind, and compassionate and I highly recommend her.

  • Judy Finley

    Laurie is very knowledgeable about sewing. She is very patient and kind. Also she has a good sense of humor so our lessons were very fun.



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FAQs


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

I like to first meet in a public place or chat on the phone, just to get to know my client a little and find out exactly what they want to learn.  We will also set up a scheduled time for lessons.

Then I will teach 2-3 basic skills per lesson, which the student can then practice between lessons. At the beginning, I like to do hour and a half lessons if possible.  (But that's flexible.). As students learn more, they usually drop back to the hour long lesson.


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

I have been sewing since my teens.  I learned to sew clothing in high school home economics class..years later I took a beginning quilting class and was hooked.  Since then, I have taken numerous classes and workshops to learn various skills and techniques.


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

Generally, I charge $45 for an hour long lesson, $65 for an hour and a half. The initial acquaintance meeting/telephone chat  is not charged.


How did you get started teaching?

I needed some extra money, and wanted to do something I love.


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners, intermediate and advanced.  I can offer knowledge at all levels.


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