Hi, I'm Claudia, the sewing instructor at Sew You Studio. I've been teaching children and adults to sew since 2007. I was once an elementary school teacher but became a stay-at-home mom when our first daughter was born. After a few years of being home and sewing for my children, I decided I'd like to teach again but this time I would teach sewing.
It's been a fun journey teaching others how to use a sewing machine and how to make clothes, quilts, items for home, and gifts. There are many people who have never learned to sew and are eager to figure it out for practical or creative reasons; they want to learn so that they can hem their pants, so they can express their sense of fashion, or they just want to develop a new hobby. Whatever the reason, they quickly learn that making and creating your own things is very rewarding.
LEARN: In the upcoming year (2014), my instruction will be focused on a sewing program for kids ages 8 and older--a type of "sewing school". The goal is to give my students a good foundation in sewing by developing skills and independence over a semester-long program. The students will progress through different levels while making a variety of skill-appropriate projects.
I will be offering a few project-based classes for those kids who can't make the "sewing school" series or who are looking for something fun to do on the days there is no school. (Calendar to be updated soon.)
For moms interested in sewing for their kiddos, join me on Monday mornings at Amelia's Mammas to sew cute things for the ones you love--childcare is provided for a small fee. Private lessons for adults are also an option as my schedule allows.
If you want to learn to sew but don't live in the Denver area, please check out my online class on the Atly learning site: Sewing 101. It's a great class for beginners that will familiarize you with the sewing machine and teach you the basics you will need to start sewing with confidence.