Learn to Sew with Valerie Williams of Holland Cox
Learn to Sew with Valerie Williams of Holland Cox

Learn to Sew with Valerie Williams of Holland Cox

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Introduction: I have been teaching sewing professionally since 2010. I've helped hundreds of people in the DC area - from first graders to retirees - learn to love sewing, acquire a new skill, and express their creativity! I believe creating things with your hands can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Sharing my sewing knowledge with others is one of the most satisfying aspects of my job as a designer and maker! I offer private, virtual sewing lessons via Zoom. I customize all my lessons so that you get exactly the skills and experience you want, and don't waste your time reviewing things you already know. I can work with anyone from brand new beginners to experienced sewers who only need a little help with a certain project. Whether you are only looking to hem your own pants, are an aspiring fashion designer, or anyone in between, I'm looking forward to working with you! p.s. I am NOT available for production work or piecework. If you need help making something and you don't want to sew it yourself, I recommend searching for a seamstress in your local area! However, if you would like to learn how to sew in general or how to make a specific product, I am happy to help!
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18 years in business

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

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SAMONE M.
Jan 31, 2022
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I’d recommend Valerie to anyone! My 9 year old really enjoyed her sewing lessons with Valerie. She’s very thorough and detailed, she went over every detail of the sewing machine and answered any question my daughter had. During the first class my daughter was able to make a draw string bag which she was extremely proud of herself. Thanks again Valerie

Details: No experience • 10 - 13 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Christina C.
Jul 31, 2021
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Contacted Valerie to help me fulfill my lifelong dream of making my own clothing. From the initial conversation to our first lesson, Valerie has educated me on the pattern process, fabric sourcing, and cutting in a simple and comprehensive way, while being a resource for all things sewing in between! Definitely contact Valerie for all your sewing needs!

Details: Beginner • 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Meghan A.
Mar 8, 2022
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I connected with Valerie to improve my 15-year-old daughter’s sewing skills. My daughter was on Spring Break and after a brief virtual consult she and Valerie set up the time and agreed to a project to accomplish. I only had to purchase a few supplies and I left the two to a 2-hour virtual class. I was amazed that by the time I returned my daughter had successfully completed a drawstring purse! My daughter said Valerie was clear in communicating directions and the step process. Together they started with the basics of threading the machine and progressed to machine sowing. Now my daughter feels confident to try it on her own! We look forward to setting up another class!

Details: No experience • 14 - 17 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Vanessa G.
Jan 17, 2022
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Valerie has been SO helpful! I’ve learned so much in just one session, she’s patient and really takes the time to understand what you’re wanting to learn. Before her classes I would of never thought I could learn how to sew! Definitely recommend.

Details: No experience • 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Vilmarie W.
Sep 22, 2021
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Valerie, is such a great instructor. My 9 year old daughter wanted to learn how to sew and Valerie has made the virtual learning environment fun and impactful.

Details: No experience • 10 - 13 years old • Yes, the student has a sewing machine • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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FAQs

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

    I have an hourly rate of $75, although customers can save a bit by buying lesson packages of multiple hours.

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

    The first step is to discover what your sewing goals are, and how much experience you have (zero is a totally acceptable answer). Then we decide on the number of instruction hours needed to achieve your goals. For brand new beginners, I recommend we start with a two hour introductory lesson. That lesson covers all the basics, and includes the opportunity to complete a small project, so you can see your new skills in action! I provide everything necessary for the introductory lesson (including a sewing machine if necessary).

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

    I've been sewing my whole life, and running a business where I sell the fashion accessories I design and make since 2004. I've been teaching sewing professionally since 2010, in both group and individual private lessons.

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