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I’ve taken one course with Berna and plan to go back for more. With just the one course I’ve taken, I’ve been able to fix some of my clothes that fit badly or needed hemming. Berna tailors her course to the level of experience her students have. I would highly recommend her over the group sewing courses, as she provides one on one teaching and is able to observe you the entire length of the course.
I was SO lucky to find Jayne through thumbtack. She was a dream to work with. I needed a modest wedding dress. I wasn't coming across anything in the stores I liked or would work, so I decided I would have it custom made from scratch. I luckily was able to find Jayne, and she really made my dream a reality. I know nothing about sewing, fabrics, etc. She helped me pick the best fabrics, giving me different options in different price ranges. She also explained to me the different options I had in executing my vision. I loved that she would always give me options, as I can be pretty picky down to the detail when it comes to designing things. Not only is she super talented and did everything with perfection, she is just such a pleasure to talk to! She was always there to listen to my other wedding stresses and offer her advice in any way she could (especially when I was stressing over my DIY decorations). From the moment she took me on as a client, I did not have to stress one bit over the dress, which was a huge relief considering all the other things I had to stress over with planning a wedding. I HIGHLY recommend her for any custom designs or just alterations too!
Arisha's passion for sewing shows in her knowledge and instruction. She is patient when explaining sewing techniques and she addresses your sewing concerns. She has a solid understanding of creating garments that fit YOUR body, the way YOU want them to fit. Arisha makes herself available to answer questions even outside of your sewing lesson. Arisha is a keeper. If you want to learn how to sew or want to increase your sewing knowledge or perfect your techniques, she can help you.
Carmela gave my daughter a sewing lesson. She was patient and knowledgeable and made my kid feel at ease. (No fault of C's that my daughter wasn't that interested at this stage in her young life.) I've also been very satisfied with the quality and speed of the alterations she's done for me. I also had C re-upholster my couch. She did an amazing job, very quickly at a fraction of the costs I had been quoted by other upholsterers. She even came with me to the fabric store and helped me select the fabric. I am very pleased with the result-- it's a brand new couch!
Amazing results!!! My daughter drew the dress she wanted for her senior prom. Lisa brought the dress from the sketch book to life. My daughter was so excited!! This was not an easy job. Every detail was a challenge. Lisa is really a master at her craft. She went above and beyond to make this a most memorable experience. Thank you Lisa for being great at what you do. You were a pleasure to work with and we will definitely use your services again!
Laura has done several sewing sessions for me. First I took my favorite old shirt to her and she made 4 shirts from it in different fabrics, so now I have 4 favorite new shirts. The best thing Laura ever made for me was a Game of Thrones type dress for a masquerade party. She took pains to make the details to my specification and make sure that it fit perfectly. Thanks Laura!
Really enjoyed the "Intro to the Machine" sewing class and it taught me what I wanted to learn to get comfortable with basic tasks on a sewing machine that used to seem so daunting. It inspired me to buy my own sewing machine and start on some projects!
We make custom-made clothing, quilts, embroidery, baby clothing (specializing in suits and clothes for your little man), personalized wedding gifts, etc.; plus, we offer sewing lessons, sewing camps and fund-raisers.
She does amazing work. Very clean and detail orientated. I watched her put together a wedding dress to perfection!!!
I have a degree in Fashion and Textile design. I'm currently a sewing instructor and have been sewing for over 12 years now. I'm happy to help you with an assortment of sewing projects or teach you to sew. Just message me for any details.
Tired of paying the dry cleaner to hem your pants or darn a blouse? I can teach you basic sewing skills in a hour and provide you with a starter sewing kit (cost added to my fee.)
I take less students at one time.
I use art as a way to teach people how to access their creative mind. You may have heard talk about a right brain and left brain thinking; I am here to tell you we all have both. Nobody is running around with half of their skull empty. We expect everyone to learn math and english even when they are more artistic. We should challenge everyone with creative exercise in the same way. You are as creative as you train yourself to be. Children are really good at it because they don't set limits. So why not encourage them to stay creative? I work with my students in a very different way, I do not hold up an example of my work and make them copy it, nor do I purchase kits for them to make. As a matter of fact I don't even care if they make a finished product at all. I introduce a combination of materials each session and I explain how they are to be used and what I get them to do. I then invite the students to try. My greatest joy comes when one or two look up and say "can we do whatever we want"? Such a request screams to me. There is no intention of a final product, just a child asking if they can explore their own imagination. This is where genious lives, and this is how I teach. I can come to your home or to your school. I am available to help you reevaluate your current art program. I am also available to adults and corporations who are looking for executive training in creativity and managing creative people.
I started my business to share my love of all things paper crafting with my local community. I love the process of designing and creating, but my passion is in sharing the craft and teaching others.
Our services include sewing, fashion design, and jewelry-making lessons for children and adults. We also handle custom fashion and home decor projects and alterations.