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Sonya M.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Sonya M.

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You’ve come to the right place if you want to learn how to sew or enhance your sewing skills.

Do you need help in real time?

I provide sewing lessons for you online.

Level 1 Start: For someone new to Sewing, who has never sewn before nor used a sewing machine, your first lesson will be learning your sewing machine. Threading, bobbin, stitches, functions. You will also learn how to sew on scrap fabric. One hour.

Level 2 Start: A sewing beginner, someone who has sewn before but not much. If you already possess the skills and level one, then you start at level two. In this session you will learn to make a pillowcase or a tote bag. You will get more comfortable with the machine, controlling the speed, stitching within a seam allowance, and stitching a straight line. This could take 1 to 2 sewing hours.

Level 3 Start: Student possesses the abilities and skills in level one and two. At level three, you have already sewn something basic like a pillow, pillowcase or tote bag. At this ...

About Sonya

I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a n

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Joan S.
Sonya is an exceptional instructor. She teaches in a clear and logical way and is extremely patient. Classes are fun and Sonya always responds to questions that arise between classes via text and email. The best!
Tanya Lewis
Patient and professional!
Antoine C.
Extremely helpful in helping me grasp the beginner techniques of understanding the pattern I was attempting to sew. She was patient and very clear with instructions. If you’re a beginner and want to learn, I would definitely recommend Mrs. Sonya.
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Lily Q.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • BS in Physics, MBA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. & AAS in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Univ. of Ghana, Baruch College, Katharine Gibbs school.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Framed plaque from Department of Homeless Services, Catherine Street Shelter, NY, NY
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Lily Q.

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Beginner-You will learn basic skills of hand and machine stitching, seams, darts, pleats, zippers, pouch, tote bag and build many more samples into a scrapbook.

Intermediate- Fabric dimension and behavior, cutting skills, bias binding, various necklines and making a skirt or blouse. Learn to make garment with commercial pattern.

Advanced-Make dress, skirt, pants or blouse with lining.

Note: Although students learn at different rates, the above results are expected, if taking lessons 2hours a week, for 5weeks for all levels.

About Lily

I am a Fashion Designer/Instructor and former Social Worker, who's very passionate about teaching Fashion and Embroidery. I'm always excited about helping students build skills gradually, from a complete Beginner, through Advanced levels. Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teac

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Latunya B.
Wonderful class. She is very patient with teaching.
Suzana
Great class!
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Renee D.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • AA Fashion Design from FIDM
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Renee D.

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*Learn basic through advanced sewing skills
*Boost individual design style
*Master sewing machine techniques
*Explore your creative spirit

Lessons are personalized with your choice of project and ability
Let me share my passion of sewing with you!

About Renee

I love to sew! and have great joy in teaching the craft. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old, taught by my Grandmother.  A FIDM alumni, I worked in the garment industry designing jr. dresses and as a pattern maker, as well as a costume stylist for 14 years in film‚ television, and commerc

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Debbie P.
Fantastic lesson! Renee is so knowledgeable and I loved my lesson!
Meredith L.
Renee is very knowledgeable and pleasant. I look forward to our next lesson.
Shatoya M.
Ms. Renee is very calm and patient with me. I can’t wait to continue more lessons with her
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Lisa C.

90 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Terrell ISD
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lisa C.

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I am a seamstress, costume designer, historical clothing expert and have worked in the film industry. I routinely perform costume repair work for theatrical companies, alterations for formal gowns and create/modify garments to use in film and living history events.
If you are a beginner or advanced I can teach you to get better, more consistent results from your sewing.

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 20 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to te

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Amber
Lisa was wonderful. Very patient, detailed explanations, and went above and beyond. I’ve felt intimidated by sewing and even the process of setting up my machine but she was able to illuminate that process. This lesson was worth every penny and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Valeria
Paige K.
very friendly and knowledgable!
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Beatrice U.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • AAS Fashion Design from Parsons School For Design
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Beatrice U.

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I have over 20 years’ experience. I have been working for major fashion brands companies in NYC. I am experienced with working with beginners, intermediate and all levels. I am offering industry level sewing classes and pattern correcting and altering techniques that will cater to your needs. I will be able to teach foundation skills of how to operate a sewing machine, how to use a serger or how to use an industrial sewing machine. I will also teach how to hand sew, follow and understand a pattern and how to finish your work beautifully. I am also going to work with you on your own personal projects.
I teach hands on beginner’s patternmaking and sewing skills that you will need for garment production, arts and crafts and any project that involves sewing. For instance: I can help you make pillows, bags, aprons, stuffed toys and other household items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.
I will work closely with you to make sure you ...

About Beatrice

Hi There, my passion is teaching all ages how to sew 🪡 I have been in the fashion industry for over 15 years and i have been sewing since the age of 7. Exclusive training is what you are getting at Beatrice Riley that’s what sets us apart - each class is tutored to your goal and a course o

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Caitlin
Beatrice is a super fun and knowledgeable teacher.
I’m excited to continue learning.
Kathleen
Beatrice is a great teacher! She taught me how to thread a sewing machine and how to do a bobin. Next week I have a double lesson. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to sew.
Esther Nam N.
I loved the class, she was patient and professional.
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Kelly N.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelly N.

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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more com

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Monica C.
Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again
Justin
Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
Nicole G.
Kelly did a great job showing me how to thread a sewing machine and load a bobbin, and get started on my first project. She has excellent cameras to show you close ups of her machine and to demonstrate what she is doing.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing sewing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream sewing teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Sewing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute sewing lessons is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $170 per hour.
30 min
$32 average
45 min
$37 average
60 min
$80 average

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Each sewing lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"She is just the best instructor. I was able to complete a simple aline garment today and it came out beautifully under her tutelage. I can't say enough great things about her. I will definitely be purchasing more lessons"
MAISHA DANSO
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Patient, clear, knowledgeable!"
Rachel Hershberg
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Wonderful person and great teacher!! Very experienced sewer and very good at explaining how to do different sewing methods to my daughter. Highly recommend!"
Bridget
Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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"I am very happy I did this. Now I feel confident. Lily is very good and very patient. I will take all of her classes, as long as I can afford them."
Penelope
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"She’s very helpful and patient. She has great communication and is nice."
Mia
Took Sewing lessons from Avalon F.
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"Beatrice is a great teacher! She taught me how to thread a sewing machine and how to do a bobin. Next week I have a double lesson. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to sew."
Kathleen
Took Sewing lessons from Beatrice U.
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"Best Professional Instructor ever!!"
Angelle Williams
Took Sewing lessons from Nikki G.
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"Love her. Great lady and very patient."
Holly
Took Sewing lessons from Simona B.
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"Annelouise was so informative and patient. She was inspiring and my daughter is so excited about what is is learning and how she can use it to create. Signing up for 5 more!"
Zaria
Took Sewing lessons from Annelouise M.
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"I am very happy with Mya as my instructor. She is always kind and patiente. She doesn't mind to repeat if you don't understand and makes the session very joyfull. I am beginer at sewing but thanks to her instruction, now I am able to have more elaborated projects. I think her rate is very accesible and she is very flexible with the schedule of sessions."
Catalina
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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Private Sewing Lessons Near You

Are you tired of paying someone else to repair or alter your clothing? Do you enjoy looking at different fabrics and baubles and wish you had the skills to create lovely treasures with them? Is your imagination full of clothing designs just waiting to be created, but the thought of using a sewing machine intimidates you out of trying?

In sewing classes, you can learn how to do all of these things and turn your creative dreams into reality. In lessons, you'll learn all the skills you need to know to design and create interesting textiles for your home, repair and alter clothing, and to create complete garments from your own patterns. You'll learn hand stitches, how to use different sewing machines, the basics of understanding fabric, how to use a commercial pattern, and more! 

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Why Learn How to Sew?

There are plenty of reasons that make learning to sew worth your time, effort, and investment in lessons. Many people begin learning to how to sew because they have a drive for creative expression or simply because they want to be able to repair their own missing buttons or loose seams. They love to make beautiful projects to give as gifts and to adorn their homes. Once a person gets the sewing bug, they can expand to learn how to create almost anything out of any type of fabric. 

Sewing opens up lots of professional opportunities, too! A skilled person can become a seamstress who offers alteration and repair services. If you're excited about fashion, you can learn to make your own clothing designs and patterns. Sewing also has a place in interior design, create bespoke textiles like throw pillows, slipcovers, table runners, wall hangings, and more to complete a design scheme. You can also make money by selling your creations at craft fairs or online marketplaces, like Etsy. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Sew and What You'll Study in Classes

You can find lots of free sewing lessons online, but the best way to learn how to sew fast is with a private sewing tutor. Every private lessons is different. For example, sewing classes for children differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching methods from sewing lessons for adults. Plus, your teacher will focus on the types of projects that interest you most to keep you motivated and learning at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Sewing

If you have little or no previous experience sewing, then beginner lessons are for you! In these classes, you'll be introduced to some basic hand stitching techniques and the basics of using your sewing machine, while creating simple, uncomplicated projects. In beginner lessons, your sewing teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to basic machine and hand stitching
  • Introduction to your sewing machine
  • Learn how to create a seam
  • Begin sewing darts and pleats
  • Learn how to insert a zipper

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Sewing

If you're already familiar with the basics, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, you'll challenge yourself to create increasingly complex projects and designs, while learning new skills and techniques. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Learn about different fabrics: quality, behavior, and dimension
  • Sharpen your cutting skills
  • Learn how to use a commercial pattern
  • Understand binding biases
  • Practice sewing different necklines and shapes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Sewing

Advanced lessons are intended for students who've already achieved a high level of sewing proficiency. Advanced students already possess the skills to create their own designs, but would love to have expert guidance from a professional. In these lessons, you can work on polishing your creations, using difficult fabrics, and even learn about the fashion and design industry. Topics covered in advanced sewing classes depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your sewing tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Creating patterns from your designs
  • Designing complete garments
  • Finishing projects of your own design
  • Introduction to fashion design business and merchandising your products

How to Find a Sewing Teacher Near You

Finding a private sewing tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to pages of highly qualified and skilled sewing teachers who provide sewing classes both in-person and online. Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, we recommend looking at several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other sewing students. 

Most teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. If you're concerned about the price of sewing lessons, with so many tutors to choose from, you should be able to find a teacher who charges a rate that'll fit into your budget. Plus, you'll find that private lessons pay off quickly, when you pick up new concepts and techniques fast and overcome challenges quickly. You'll see your textile projects improve after only a single lesson!

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