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Sewings by Scarlet
from 17 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy G.
Verified review

Allow me to set the scene. I own a very pretty lilac crocheted dress that I've had for years and I absolutely love it! One day a few months ago, out of sheer laziness, I decided to clean the dress in the washing machine instead of washing it out by hand as the instructions very plainly say. When I opened the door to the washer after the last cycle was complete, I pulled out the horribly mangled lilac mess you see pictured below. Needless to say, I was devastated. How could I have been so careless with my beloved dress?! With very little optimism, I searched the internet for someone who could repair crocheted items. I stumbled across the Thumbtack site and found Scarlett. Scarlett had one glowing review after another. It was apparent that she was a master at her craft. I didn't have a doubt in my mind those reviews were true. But given the condition of my dress, I didn't even think Scarlett had the ability to save it. In my mind, no one could fix that dress. It was impossible. But I still decided to give her a chance. I brought the dress to her, she looked it over. She indicated unhesitatingly that she could fix it. I, of course, was very doubtful but I appreciated her effort to try and fix my dress nonetheless. A couple months later, I hear from Scarlett. "Your dress is ready" she says. She explains that it took a little longer than usual to finish because she had a hard time finding the exact thread to match the rest of my dress. I made arrangements to pick up the dress. En route, I wonder how the dress will look but I have no expectations. Again, I'm just appreciative for her efforts to take on the seemingly (operative word) impossible task of salvaging my dress. As I walk into Scarlett's apartment, she goes to retrieve my dress. When she unfolds it and holds it up before me, I can not believe my eyes. MY DRESS LOOKS JUST AS IT DID THE DAY I BOUGHT IT!!! Scarlett had taken the mangled mess that I was certain could NEVER be repaired and transformed it back into the dress that I'd become so fond of! I know that my review is very long but I deemed it necessary to say all of this in order for people to fully understand just how completely AMAZING Scarlett is. All the reviews that praise her work - they're all true. Scarlett is phenomenal at what she does and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. I will definitely be using her again for my future alteration, sewing needs. In addition to being good at what she does, she is also very pleasant to deal with. By all means - enlist Scarlett for your alteration/sewing needs. I promise that you won't be sorry.

  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Angela H.
Verified review

I had taken lessons with Valerie at a sewing studio in DC, which I loved. Once the studio closed I knew I wanted to continue to learn with Valerie. She is an amazing sewing instructor, and is extremely patient. Her hours are flexible, and she arrived right on time (actually, minutes early) to our at-home private lessons. I cant wait to schedule another lesson.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie N.
Verified review

She is great, hire with confidence. Can't wait to have her come back. We will be using all three skills, started with sewing. She will be teaching my daughter crochet, and my husband knitting. Very excited, and my sewing lessons are going great!

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Laura O.
Verified review

I had an intermediate level sewing class with Ms. Smith in April 2016. In my case, I wanted to learn how to tailor Butterick/McCalls' patterns (i.e., button-down shirts) to better fit me. Ms. Smith was very knowledgeable and patient in showing me what to do step-by-step and at my own pace. As a result, my sewing knowledge just got kicked up several levels in one 2-hour session. If you are looking for a sewing teacher (at affordable rates) for any level in the D.C. area, I would highly recommend her services. I plan to come back for more lessons in the future.

Woolstock Knit & Sew
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiara Q.
Verified review

Mia and the team at Woolstock is amazing ! I am currently in my 3rd week of class and have learned sooooo much from her. Mia takes her time to explain step by step. Great investment . I think I will take another class.

Sew Magarbo

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack

Sew Magarbo is proud to offer the award-winning Kids Can Sew® and fashion design program which is especially designed for children 6 to 16 years of age in her in-home studio. Over 1 million children have learned to sew crafts and clothing of their own design with this program. For children, weekly sewing classes can help develop creativity, confidence and self-esteem while learning a rewarding and valuable skill. At Sew Magarbo, they learn a lifetime skill, not a project.

  • New on Thumbtack

As a fashion designer and a licensed cosmetologist, I am passionate about the arts and extremely creative.

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