Private Lessons

August 2020 Update: Following the Safe Start Washington phased approach to reopening, we will begin scheduling in-person private lessons to start in Phase 3. Because Washington’s phases are not date-driven and we are not yet positive when those lessons can begin, all scheduled lessons are considered tentative. When we reopen for lessons, we will be following the protocols given in the Business Activities Guidance document from Washington State for Phase 3. Online students may start immediately.

I teach both one-on-one lessons and group classes for beginner to intermediate sewists of all ages. To learn more about lessons for groups or to set up a class, visit my group classes page

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Private lessons are a wonderful tool to help you achieve your sewing goals. Are you local to Snohomish County and want to set up private lessons? Or interested in online help?

During your first lesson, we will discuss your sewing history and goals and I will create a custom learning experience especially for you! Once you’ve learned the sewing basics, I’ll design your lessons to give you the skills needed to get you making the projects you want.

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I teach quilting, garment sewing, basic wardrobe repair, home décor sewing, fabric weaving, bag making, color theory with fabric, hand quilting and hand embroidery. If you’re not exactly sure yet what you’d like to learn, we can get started on sewing basics and then I can share with you all the ways you can use your new skills.  

If you already know how to sew, but have a specific skill that is tripping you up, I can help you through. We will work together on things you don’t quite understand to get you back on the road to completing your beautiful projects.

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I charge $25 per hour for one student with a two-hour minimum. This gives us plenty of time to work on your projects.

For in-person students, the tools and materials for your first couple of lessons are provided. Online students will receive a list from me of basic supplies you will need for our first lesson. Once you’ve learned your basic sewing skills, together we will start choosing projects for you that will help develop your skills further and teach you more advanced techniques. I will give you a list of the supplies you’ll need for those projects and ask you to bring them to our lessons.

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If you have a sewing machine in your home, I am able to travel locally in north Snohomish county. If you come to me for your lessons, you may choose to either bring your machine or use mine for lessons. Online students must have a machine in good working order and the tools and supplies to complete their projects.

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There’s nothing quite like using or gifting an item that you made yourself from fabric and thread. I am passionate about helping you feel the pride that comes with learning this amazing skill.

Please fill out the form below to find out about scheduling your first lesson!