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Beatrice Riley
Beatrice Riley

Beatrice Riley

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Introduction: Hi There, Please note I’m located in New York for in person classes but can do online/remote classes for out of state. Thank you for checking out my page. I have been in the fashion industry for over 10 years and I am still currently working in it and i have been sewing since the age of 7. I have a childrens custom dress making business that i run out of my home which will be the studio where i will be teaching you from. I have a degree from Parson School for design and have taken several courses at Fashion Institute of Technology. I have over 6 years of ongoing experience of teaching students of all ages how to sew. Why Choose me: - You can get hands on private classes in the comfort of your own home - You will learn basic hand sewing techniques - Learn how to make a pattern from scratch to finished sample - Learn how to operate a sewing Machine - I also do Mommy and daughter classes - just ask about it. I get very happy to see my students pick up sewing in 4 hours of tutoring. I take pride in my work from alterations to custom made designs and pay attention to details. PAY AS YOU GO RATE $35 AN HOUR

Hired 5 times

Serves Highland Mills, NY

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7 years in business

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Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram

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

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Leanne L.

Sewing Lessons

My 8 year old daughter recently began sewing lessons with Beatrice and she (and I) have been learning how to sew by hand. We haven’t even started to learn how to use our new sewing machine yet but we are already enjoying it so much. My daughter dreams of becoming a fashion designer and learning how to hand sew and threading needles and sewing buttons are excellent activities for developing her fine motor skills. I look forward to spending an hour/week learning a new skill together and seeing her gain confidence. That in itself is very rewarding. Beatrice is a wonderful, professional, and patient teacher and we connect remotely via WhatsApp which is working well.
Beatrice Riley's reply
Thank you Leanne, it’s a pleasure teaching both of you. :-)
Nov 29, 2020
Sandra M.

Sewing Lessons

Beatrice is not only an excellent teacher but a meticulous seamstress. I am a beginner and I wanted to learn the basics of sewing on my particular machine and stitching in line. Beatrice was extremely knowledgable about the features on my particular machine and showed me some shortcuts. She demonstrated techniques for me and had me model them. I left feeling much more confident. I would highly recommend Beatrice!
Jun 1, 2020
Raná A.

Beatrice was so patient with me. She helped me take my machine apart completely only to put it back together myself. Now I am more knowledgeable and confident in my sewing abilities, as well as trouble shooting any future problems. I would definitely use her again and I recommend her to anyone who is struggling with sewing or machine set up.
Beatrice Riley's reply
Thank you Rana, you did a good job and I’m glad to hear it’s still working fine.
Sep 23, 2020
Debbie D.

I reached out to Beatrice to customize a newborn dress for my soon-to-be great niece for her mommy and daddy's wedding in July. I asked her to design a dress similar to her mommy's dress, using the satin, lace, and appliques from my wedding dress. This dress came out absolutely beautiful. Beatrice kept me informed every step of the way and the dress was finished earlier than promised. Her quality of work is top notch and I would highly recommend her.
Jun 2, 2020
Cristina V.

Wedding and Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

I found Beatrice on Thumbtack when I created a search for someone who could create a dress for my flower girl. I wanted hers to not only match the color of my bridesmaids, but I wanted it to also look like a gorgeous dress I had worn as a flower girl when I was her age. Beatrice always responded right away with all me questions, and she gave me a great price. I had a baby a few months before my wedding so everything was a little last minute but she still agreed to help me and got all the fittings and dress completed with more than enough time. My flower girl’s dress was gorgeous and it looked beautiful on her, and I couldn’t be happier. I wasn’t able to take any photos myself that day so as soon as I receive them from my photographer I will be posting. Thank you so much Beatrice!!!
Beatrice Riley's reply
You’re very welcome Cristina, thank you for the review I appreciate it and it was a pleasure doing business with you ~ Congratulations on your wedding!!
Nov 6, 2017
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I require 2 hour classes. The first two hours are billed at $35 an hour Then every hour after that is $25 per hour

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

    I send out a prescreening covid 19 document for the client to fill out I give them a call or email to know more about their goal they want to achieve from the class. Then I tailor make classes to make sure the reach their goal. They come to the class on the appointed/scheduled day and time and we go according to the outline for the class for the day. I give out some work for them to practice at home.

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

    I have a degree from Parsons School of Design, FIT and i currently work in the fashion industry with over 15 years of sewing and construction experience and 5 years of teaching experience.

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