Katrina Lee
Katrina Lee

Katrina Lee

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$30/hour
estimated cost


Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: SPECIAL Extended!!! Buy a 4 hour lesson package and get a fifth hour FREE!!!! I love living in central Florida, and most of my work is done over Zoom. I am the mom of one son, and I love making pretty things. As a Covid-19 era cancer patient, (recently in remission) I found out how important it is to connect with others. Crafting is an age old way to do this. I’ve been sewing for more than 30 years, crocheting for almost 40 and teaching for at least 25. Sewing and crochet are skills, not talents. That means that anyone willing to take the time and make the effort to learn and practice can do it. Let’s make pretty projects together!
Overview

Hired 23 times

Serves Lakeland, FL

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1 employee

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

30 photos

  • Blue and white Popover dress

    Alterations, Tailoring, and Clothing Design

Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

12 reviews

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Caitlin-&-Stephen J.
3 weeks ago
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Perfect beginner class! Katrina is great at explaining step by step how to sew; we are beginners but had a wonderful first class and are already in our first project! Thank you Katrina!

Details: No experience • 26 - 44 years old • No, but the student is planning to purchase one and would like the teacher's advice on it • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Katrina Lee's reply
Thanks so much for the review! I had a great time with you both! Looking forward to our next lesson. 😀
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Tabatha Y.
Aug 17, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Katrina is amazing! So patient and helpful. You wouldn't think that you could learn to sew virtually, but she makes it work.

Details: No experience • 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Katrina Lee's reply
Thanks for the great review! Virtual lessons are not for everyone but I have worked hard to find a good system. I am glad it works well for you.
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Mimi A.
Jul 12, 2022
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Really enjoyed my lesson with Katrina and her husband, they make a great team and gave me an excellent intro to my serger machine. Thank you so much!

Details: No experience • 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Maryanne F.
Jul 11, 2022
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Katrina is funny, patient and an excellent teacher. If you are looking for sewing lessons, definitely hit her up!

Details: Beginner • 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Katrina Lee's reply
Thanks for the great review! You are so much fun to teach! It is a pleasure to work with you!
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Vanessa S.
Jun 9, 2022
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Katrina was amazing. We had a virtual lesson through Zoom and she was so helpful even through Zoom. She was so nice and answered all my questions.

Details: No experience • 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Katrina Lee's reply
Thanks Vanessa! I hope you continue to enjoy sewing!
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Katrina Lee

FAQs

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

    Lessons are charged by the half hour for each student. If you prepay for a package of 5 hours you only pay for 4. If you need longer to learn certain skills I am willing to help as much as I can. But know that I will try to convey the information as simply and succinctly as possible. Learning to sew will always take more than one session. Expect it to take 5 or more hours depending on your needs. Every project is different just as every person is different. And appearances can be deceiving. Some things that may seem simple are not, and something that looks complicated may actually be simple. Sometimes I cannot tell how complicated a project will be until I get started. My (sewing) base price is based on two things: 1) a project taking an hour or less to complete, including travel and fittings. 2) your providing any needed supplies. (Fabric, zippers, trim, etc.) Anything in addition to that will increase the cost. Your time is valuable and so is mine.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    In this time of Covid, I often begin with a phone call or a zoom/FaceTime meeting. I find out if there are budget limitations and/or deadlines that need to be considered and I try to get an idea of what they really want. Do they want a class for a specific project for instance, or do they want to learn skills for longer term use. I can look at their equipment and determine whether video conferencing will work for lessons in their situation. If I need to examine a garment or a textile to see what repairs are needed, I can get an idea from video and photos, but to know for certain I need to hold it in my hands. I can do this several ways. They can bring it to me, or, depending on the distance, I can possibly come to them. When fittings are not needed, we can meet at a Library or another public place if that makes them more comfortable. They can also send certain things to me in the mail. I believe that honesty is the best policy. Always. So I will only charge for what I actually do. If I can do a repair when you think a replacement is needed, I will discuss it with you, and do what you prefer. I am willing to say “I don’t know” but I will always try to find an answer. And If I can’t do something I will be up front about it.

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

    I learned from my mother, my grandmothers and my aunts, As well as Home Ec in school. I have 30+years of experience. I taught my first professional class in 2002, but have taught many friends and family members before that. I find joy in encouraging the discovery of creativity, and helping build self confidence by teaching/helping others to do things they thought they couldn’t.

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