Twitter or Facebook, you know how excited I am about this: I was recently hired to teach sewing! This is a dream gig for me, at a dreamy place: The Sewing Studio, right here in New York City. You may know of The Sewing Studio's orginal Toronto location, and they've recently opened up a fabulous new location in Manhattan, right near the Garment District.
While I was being considered for the job, I was invited to the studio to chat and I knew right away that it was the place for me. Friendly, inviting, and hot pink! I just love the vibe of the place: clean, spacious, and pretty. The teachers are awesome and so is the owner, Denise. It's a large, airy space outfitted with brand new Janome machines and sergers. There's an always-full jar of chocolates. And the cutest little sitting area!
Introductory Sewing course. It's super fun: the students learn the correct techniques for all the basics and make three projects, culminating in the skirt pattern of their choice. I'm only a couple weeks into it, and I've discovered that I love teaching. What fun it is to share my biggest passion! With plenty of chocolate nearby! Sure, it's a lot to take on with a full-time job, a blog, and a book in the works, but I'm having such a blast I've hardly noticed.
classes page for lots more details on the school and curriculum.) I'll also be taking on private students in the future. Fun fun fun!
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