I am excited to help you develop your skills and explore the world of sewing. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to expand your existing knowledge, my lessons are tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. Together, we will cover the basics, learn new techniques, and work on projects that inspire you.
Help with a project
Looking to tackle a sewing project beyond your current skill set? Let me guide you! From choosing materials to mastering new techniques, I'll help you develop your own creative process. You'll be ready to take on future projects on your own.
Are you struggling to find a video tutorial that meets your learning needs? Or, do you prefer a more personal touch when it comes to learning something new? As a real person, I am here to provide face-to-face instruction tailored to your specific learning preferences.
Why learn to sew?
Learn a dying art
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Sewing is a skill that can help you save money by mending, altering, and upcycling old items. Instead of throwing away clothes that have a rip or a tear, you can mend them and extend their lifespan. By altering clothes, you can make them fit better and give them a new life. Upcycling old clothing into new items, such as a tote bag or a quilt, is also a great way to reduce waste and save money.
Learning to sew can also help you become more self-sufficient. Instead of relying on others to fix your clothes, you can take care of it yourself. You can also tailor your clothes to fit your body perfectly, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable in everything you wear. By gaining these skills, you can reduce your reliance on the fast fashion industry and support more sustainable practices.
Overall, sewing is a valuable skill that can help you save money and become more self-sufficient. By mending, altering, and upcycling old items, you can reduce waste and extend the lifespan of your clothes.
It's a dying art
The decline of sewing as a widespread skill has far-reaching implications for our personal lives, cultural heritage, and the planet as a whole. Sewing has historically been regarded as a form of "women's work," and this gendered perspective has contributed to its undervaluation. As a result, clothing has also become devalued, leading to the rise of fast fashion and the overconsumption of poorly-made garments. Today, we buy more clothes than ever before, often with little thought or intention, and it has become all too common to wear an item just once before discarding it.
As a society, we have forgotten the art of altering clothing to fit properly, leading to overflowing thrift stores, landfills, and closets filled with textile waste. We have been misled into believing that clothing should fit perfectly off the rack, but in reality, this is the exception rather than the rule. Stores used to have their own sewing departments precisely because clothing was made to fit individual measurements, rather than standardized sizes.
Learning to sew is not just a practical skill, but a way to reconnect with the value of clothing and the artistry of its creation. By making our own clothes or altering them to fit properly, we can reduce our environmental impact and rediscover the joy of a well-made garment that truly reflects our unique style and personality. It's time to bring sewing back into the mainstream and reclaim its rightful place as a valuable life skill.
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Sewing is not just a useful skill to have, but it can also be a fun and creative hobby that provides endless possibilities for self-expression and innovation. Ever since my mom first taught me how to sew when I was 8 years old, I have been in love with the craft.
As you develop your sewing skills, you will begin to view fabric, clothing, upholstery, and other textiles in a whole new light. You'll start to see the potential in every piece of cloth, and you'll be bursting with ideas of what to create next.
The beauty of sewing is that you can tailor it to your own interests and preferences. Whether you prefer to sew clothes, home décor items, or accessories, the possibilities are limitless. With every project, you can explore new techniques, fabrics, and styles, and develop your own unique aesthetic.
Sewing can also be a therapeutic and calming activity, providing a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment as you transform a piece of fabric into a beautiful and functional item. It can also be a great way to connect with others who share your passion for the craft.
Overall, sewing is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby that can bring both practical and creative benefits to your life and I encourage you to explore the world of sewing and discover the joy it can bring.
Where do i teach?
Your place or mine.
For your convenience I can come to you, within a certain distance, as long as you have a suitable table and an outlet we can make things work. Of course my house is also an option, and it's full of sewing supplies!
How do i teach?
Who do i teach?
I will teach any age over 6 years. I will also do my best to accommodate any disabilities that I can however I will need support to do so.
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