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Better Living Through Sewing
Better Living Through Sewing

Better Living Through Sewing

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Introduction: I offer private and small group sewing lessons from my North Oakland studio which is a 7-minute walk from MacArthur BART and an easy on/off to I-580. I've taught sewing for 22 years to thousands of students, and together we've worked on projects ranging from bathing suits to quilts. I specialize in beginners! My students say I"m patient and thorough. I keep my classes small (8 students or less) so you get a personalized instruction experience. Getting to know my students and helping them learn skills they didn't think they could learn. It's gratifying to watch a student's face light up as they discover a new technique and master it!

Hired 10 times

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25 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, value, and responsiveness.


4 reviews


Cordelia H.

Sewing Lessons

Diana's Intro to the Machine sewing class was informative and great value! The small group (6 total) class was a perfect size: large enough that I could learn from others' questions, yet small enough to ensure that we all got individual attention when needed. I left with a far better understanding of sewing machines and the basic techniques required to sew a first project like an envelope-style pillowcase. I'll be back for the next intro series Garment Sewing where I can't wait to attempt a pattern and sew my first piece of clothing!
Aug 15, 2018
Deborah B.

Sewing Lessons

I started part 1 of a 2 part Knock Off Course. We are learning to make a pattern from an old garment. So far I’ve learned a lot about pattern making! I’m really happy I was able to replicate a dress I love! I now have a pattern. Next week we start sewing. The instructor is very knowledgeable; she engaged us into various learning moments from each students project. I look forward to additional classes.
Apr 1, 2018
Michael C.

Sewing Lessons

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!
Jul 10, 2017
Jasmine j.

Fabric Arts Lessons

She was amazing! I really learned a lot. Looking forward to taking more of her classes!
Oct 4, 2015
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Diana Stasko


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Private lessons are generally $45/hour with a discount for bulk hour purchases. Group classes are around $50 for 3-hour and $160 for 12-hour classes.

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

    18 years experience teaching sewing students and over 30 years experience in sewing, with 25 of them as a professional.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    A hand injury forced me to find a new way to use my sewing skills. I started teaching 18 years ago and never stopped!

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