HISS Studio

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4.95 | 56 reviews

HISS Studio

352 have dabbled | 56 reviews
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4.95 | 56 reviews
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HISS Studio

With over 30 years sewing experience and many many sewing "experiments" gone good and bad, it was time to share some of these findings with others who enjoy sewing and making garments and home decor items. I truly believe anyone that wants to learn to sew will be able to make quality items with the proper skills offered to them...I don't just teach sewing, I help you build confidence and skills at HISS!

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

With over 30 years sewing experience and many many sewing "experiments" gone good and bad, it was time to share some of these findings with others who enjoy sewing and making garments and home decor items. I truly believe anyone that wants to learn to sew will be able to make quality items with the proper skills offered to them...I don't just teach sewing, I help you build confidence and skills at HISS!

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Melissa I.
    Reviewed on 11/18/17

    Even though I grew up sewing, I never realized how much my mom took care of behind the scenes! I wouldn't have been able to get my machine up and running without this class (as evidenced by the huge clump of knots I "sewed" when attempting to hem a pair of jeans). Can't wait for more classes to be posted after the holidays. I'll be back for sure!

    Even though I grew up sewing, I never realized how much my mom took care of behind the scenes! I wouldn't have been able to get my machine up and running without this class (as evidenced by the huge clump of knots I "sewed" when attempting to hem a pair of jeans). Can't wait for more classes to be posted after the holidays. I'll be back for sure!

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    Laura B.
    Reviewed on 11/09/17

    Fun class, well organized, and you get to make a thing! Also, I'm not terrified of sewing machines anymore!

    Fun class, well organized, and you get to make a thing! Also, I'm not terrified of sewing machines anymore!

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    Stephanie B.
    Reviewed on 11/02/17

    Highly recommend! Tish took the time to help each person with their specific machine, making sure we each understood the nuances of our particular machines. She followed up via email with notes from the class and let us know that we could reach out to her with any specific issues/questions that we came up with after the class.

    Highly recommend! Tish took the time to help each person with their specific machine, making sure we each understood the nuances of our particular machines. She followed up via email with notes from the class and let us know that we could reach out to her with any specific issues/questions that we came up with after the class.

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    Tyra H.
    Reviewed on 10/19/17

    After years of waiting for the right time to sign up for a sewing class for beginners, I finally had the chance. It's been two days since I attended this class, and I just want to say that my experience was great. Hopefully, I will earn another chance to sign up for another session.

    After years of waiting for the right time to sign up for a sewing class for beginners, I finally had the chance. It's been two days since I attended this class, and I just want to say that my experience was great. Hopefully, I will earn another chance to sign up for another session.

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    Kelley N.
    Reviewed on 10/03/17

    Tish is amazing. She knows what we need to know, gets the info across quickly, and keeps us engaged. Time flies in this class.

    Tish is amazing. She knows what we need to know, gets the info across quickly, and keeps us engaged. Time flies in this class.

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    Courtney F.
    Reviewed on 10/02/17

    I recently took the Introduction to Sewing class with Tish and I have to say it was great! I have very little experience with sewing and Tish did a great job of demystifying the whole process and we were sewing within 15 minutes. This class has inspired me to take the next beginner series! Tish was an excellent instructor and made the class really fun. Highly recommended!

    I recently took the Introduction to Sewing class with Tish and I have to say it was great! I have very little experience with sewing and Tish did a great job of demystifying the whole process and we were sewing within 15 minutes. This class has inspired me to take the next beginner series! Tish was an excellent instructor and made the class really fun. Highly recommended!

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    Felicia M.
    Reviewed on 09/29/17

    I went into this class knowing zero about sewing machines! Tish was patient and informative and made me feel comfortable asking questions or re showing me something I didn't understand. I can't wait to sign up for more classes now that I have the basics down!

    I went into this class knowing zero about sewing machines! Tish was patient and informative and made me feel comfortable asking questions or re showing me something I didn't understand. I can't wait to sign up for more classes now that I have the basics down!

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    Kelley N.
    Reviewed on 09/26/17

    Tish is great! Even if you can't sew, you will not be intimidated. And you will leave the First class with a cute little needle carrying case. I have signed up for her intro to sewing series!

    Tish is great! Even if you can't sew, you will not be intimidated. And you will leave the First class with a cute little needle carrying case. I have signed up for her intro to sewing series!

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    Krisi P.
    Reviewed on 09/14/17

    This is a great class for beginners. I learned a lot about each sewing machine, as well as sewing techniques. Tish is a great teacher with a fun, 80's sewing playlist! I would highly recommend this class - far exceeded my expectations and is an incredible price. Looking forward to more classes taught by Tish!

    This is a great class for beginners. I learned a lot about each sewing machine, as well as sewing techniques. Tish is a great teacher with a fun, 80's sewing playlist! I would highly recommend this class - far exceeded my expectations and is an incredible price. Looking forward to more classes taught by Tish!

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    Cristin D.
    Reviewed on 08/24/17

    Everything was taught so easily and with great energy! Highly recommend!! 😜😜😜

    Everything was taught so easily and with great energy! Highly recommend!! 😜😜😜

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    Jim C.
    Reviewed on 08/01/17

    Excellent class! I had a lot of fun, and learned some things about sewing. I will take more classes when I get a chance.

    Excellent class! I had a lot of fun, and learned some things about sewing. I will take more classes when I get a chance.

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    Maren S.
    Reviewed on 05/30/17

    I had a great time! in less than two hours, Tish helped refresh my very VERY basic knowledge of how the machines work and how to sew seams. I left class with a completed a project. Tish, the teacher, was friendly and knowledgeable. I will be back!

    I had a great time! in less than two hours, Tish helped refresh my very VERY basic knowledge of how the machines work and how to sew seams. I left class with a completed a project. Tish, the teacher, was friendly and knowledgeable. I will be back!

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    Judith R.
    Reviewed on 03/28/17

    This series was really fabulous. I went from knowing virtually nothing about sewing, to having confidence to try a variety of projects. Each class is focused on one aspect of sewing which makes learning how to sew less intimidating. Tish is always prepared with materials and presentations for each class. And she knows what she's talking about! She has years of experience and had so many helpful tips that are really beneficial to a newbie. Take this series - you'll learn a ton!

    This series was really fabulous. I went from knowing virtually nothing about sewing, to having confidence to try a variety of projects. Each class is focused on one aspect of sewing which makes learning how to sew less intimidating. Tish is always prepared with materials and presentations for each class. And she knows what she's talking about! She has years of experience and had so many helpful tips that are really beneficial to a newbie. Take this series - you'll learn a ton!

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    Angela J.
    Reviewed on 03/02/17

    This was a great first class - super informative and easy to follow. Tish is a great teacher!

    This was a great first class - super informative and easy to follow. Tish is a great teacher!

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    Kristina L.
    Reviewed on 02/13/17

    Great overview of how to read a pattern. Tish is very approachable and willing to answer (my many) questions.

    Great overview of how to read a pattern. Tish is very approachable and willing to answer (my many) questions.

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    Judith R.
    Reviewed on 02/02/17

    This class was a great low pressure way to get into sewing. I walked in knowing nothing about how to use a sewing machine, and walked out with a cute finished project! Small class and personal attention - highly recommend!

    This class was a great low pressure way to get into sewing. I walked in knowing nothing about how to use a sewing machine, and walked out with a cute finished project! Small class and personal attention - highly recommend!

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    Teren M.
    Reviewed on 01/15/17

    The instructor is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

    The instructor is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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    Jessica L.
    Reviewed on 11/19/16

    Tish was very thorough and personable. She made the information very accessible and useful.

    Tish was very thorough and personable. She made the information very accessible and useful.

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    Shannon L.
    Reviewed on 11/07/16

    Great teacher! Really takes the time to break things down and make sure all is understood.

    Great teacher! Really takes the time to break things down and make sure all is understood.

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    Victoria M.
    Reviewed on 10/13/16

    I'm currently taking the Beginning sewing series and i couldn't be happier! I'm learning skills that are beneficial to future solo projects. I love that Tish teaches actual skills instead of just throwing stuff at you with no background or other information. But this class is different and I'm so glad I found it. Can't wait for the next series.

    I'm currently taking the Beginning sewing series and i couldn't be happier! I'm learning skills that are beneficial to future solo projects. I love that Tish teaches actual skills instead of just throwing stuff at you with no background or other information. But this class is different and I'm so glad I found it. Can't wait for the next series.

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    Anna K.
    Reviewed on 06/06/16

    Got lots of good info as usual with Tish. Thanks!

    Got lots of good info as usual with Tish. Thanks!

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    Anna K.
    Reviewed on 05/22/16

    This was a natural finish to the three classes I took back to back from Sewbago. In the past, I've only dared to take sewing classes and create projects with a teacher present. After my time with Tish, I feel confident enough to embark on a project on my own... for a bit. I'll be back to to take her other classes for the other skills I need too. The Perfect Fit... here I come! Thank you!

    This was a natural finish to the three classes I took back to back from Sewbago. In the past, I've only dared to take sewing classes and create projects with a teacher present. After my time with Tish, I feel confident enough to embark on a project on my own... for a bit. I'll be back to to take her other classes for the other skills I need too. The Perfect Fit... here I come! Thank you!

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    Anna K.
    Reviewed on 05/22/16

    I've always been intimidated by the sewing pattern envelopes, but Tish took time to go over everything in detail and was patient with my numerous questions. Thank you!

    I've always been intimidated by the sewing pattern envelopes, but Tish took time to go over everything in detail and was patient with my numerous questions. Thank you!

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    Anna K.
    Reviewed on 05/22/16

    Tish was energetic, intelligent, friendly, organized and full of information. I took her three classes back to back, and by the end, my head pleasantly tingled with everything she taught me. After this particular class, I realized how much more there is to selecting fabric than picking out the pretty patterns. Thank you!

    Tish was energetic, intelligent, friendly, organized and full of information. I took her three classes back to back, and by the end, my head pleasantly tingled with everything she taught me. After this particular class, I realized how much more there is to selecting fabric than picking out the pretty patterns. Thank you!

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    G R.
    Reviewed on 04/19/16

    Was better then I imagined it could be.
    Quick Goldilocks over view. Not too much, not too little and then we started sewing.
    She had a basic project (but not something that made you feel like a 6yo) planned out for us that incorporated and reinforced the primary skill set she had laid out at the beginning of the class. I was impressed with her thoroughness and friendly desire to make sure we were having fun but maybe more importantly learned something about sewing. Well Done!

    Was better then I imagined it could be.
    Quick Goldilocks over view. Not too much, not too little and then we started sewing.
    She had a basic project (but not something that made you feel like a 6yo) planned out for us that incorporated and reinforced the primary skill set she had laid out at the beginning of the class. I was impressed with her thoroughness and friendly desire to make sure we were having fun but maybe more importantly learned something about sewing. Well Done!

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    Cameron L.
    Reviewed on 03/03/16

    Each class I've been to has been great! Learning the little things with direct instruction is invaluable. Definitely going to continue.

    Each class I've been to has been great! Learning the little things with direct instruction is invaluable. Definitely going to continue.

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    Katrina E.
    Reviewed on 02/09/16

    Tish, my instructor, was enthusiastic, prepared and obviously loves her subject. I had a grand time getting over my unreasonable fear of sewing by machine! She's got a great knack for knowing how to put together a class presentation that flows well and makes perfect sense. A++ and highly recommended!

    Tish, my instructor, was enthusiastic, prepared and obviously loves her subject. I had a grand time getting over my unreasonable fear of sewing by machine! She's got a great knack for knowing how to put together a class presentation that flows well and makes perfect sense. A++ and highly recommended!

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    Troy K.
    Reviewed on 02/07/16

    I have been dabbling in my own for three years after being gifted a machine. I have just winged it and watched videos on YouTube but never really feeling like I know what I am doing. Even clueless I love making cloths and stuff toys from old patterns from the 1950's and 1970's. I decided to dig in and really learn how to sew. I am so glad I did, one class down and I already am more excited and understanding what I am doing even more.

    I have been dabbling in my own for three years after being gifted a machine. I have just winged it and watched videos on YouTube but never really feeling like I know what I am doing. Even clueless I love making cloths and stuff toys from old patterns from the 1950's and 1970's. I decided to dig in and really learn how to sew. I am so glad I did, one class down and I already am more excited and understanding what I am doing even more.

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    Mary B.
    Reviewed on 12/22/15

    This was an instructive class and left me feeling comfortable making easy stitches. I am not as afraid of my sewing machine now which is also a nice feeling. Lots of great advice for sewing machines and the best practices for my personal sewing goals. Would take other classes from this studio, and plan to.

    This was an instructive class and left me feeling comfortable making easy stitches. I am not as afraid of my sewing machine now which is also a nice feeling. Lots of great advice for sewing machines and the best practices for my personal sewing goals. Would take other classes from this studio, and plan to.

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    Amy G.
    Reviewed on 10/23/15

    I had a great time and really liked the project I completed for take home. I feel that with just this class there are quite a few sewing projects I could take on and my understanding of the machine is much expanded.

    I had a great time and really liked the project I completed for take home. I feel that with just this class there are quite a few sewing projects I could take on and my understanding of the machine is much expanded.

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    Kyle S.
    Reviewed on 09/28/15

    I always learn something in my Dabble sewing classes. The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered a lot of my questions about the projects I have worked on. She also gave me advice on techniques and tools that would make my projects turn out better.

    I always learn something in my Dabble sewing classes. The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered a lot of my questions about the projects I have worked on. She also gave me advice on techniques and tools that would make my projects turn out better.

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    Asela R.
    Reviewed on 09/06/15

    Fun and informative! Can't wait to expand my sewing skills with this teacher!

    Fun and informative! Can't wait to expand my sewing skills with this teacher!

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    Jack A.
    Reviewed on 08/21/15

    I really enjoyed this class. Very organized and informative.

    I really enjoyed this class. Very organized and informative.

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    Mildred D.
    Reviewed on 05/18/15

    It was a great class! Very informative. I'll definitely be taking other sewing classes with HISS Studio!

    It was a great class! Very informative. I'll definitely be taking other sewing classes with HISS Studio!

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    Amber A.
    Reviewed on 03/25/15

    This was a great class and a perfect intro level overview of sewing. I was a bit overwhelmed by the intricacies of a sewing machine coming in, but the class was structured perfectly between hand-holding and real learning. I made a fun project and learned enough basics to set a great foundation for future courses. The small class size was just right too, enough helping available but also enough room to practice on your own.

    This was a great class and a perfect intro level overview of sewing. I was a bit overwhelmed by the intricacies of a sewing machine coming in, but the class was structured perfectly between hand-holding and real learning. I made a fun project and learned enough basics to set a great foundation for future courses. The small class size was just right too, enough helping available but also enough room to practice on your own.

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    Diane R.
    Reviewed on 03/23/15

    Tish was very thorough. She explained the workings of the machine since we were all beginners. She walked us through the sewing project instructing us as we sewed and answered all our questions. She was very friendly, professional and make the experience fun. I now have a beginners knowledge of sewing techniques. I look forward to taking another class with her.
    Diane Rodgers

    Tish was very thorough. She explained the workings of the machine since we were all beginners. She walked us through the sewing project instructing us as we sewed and answered all our questions. She was very friendly, professional and make the experience fun. I now have a beginners knowledge of sewing techniques. I look forward to taking another class with her.
    Diane Rodgers

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    Danielle W.
    Reviewed on 02/25/15

    The class was awesome! Just long enough to learn the basics and just short enough to not be exhausting after a day of work! It was great!

    The class was awesome! Just long enough to learn the basics and just short enough to not be exhausting after a day of work! It was great!

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    Ana B.
    Reviewed on 10/12/14

    As always... great class.

    As always... great class.

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    Terry J.
    Reviewed on 09/25/14

    The instructor was very knowledgeable, patient, and fun. She made it easy for a first timer. Thoroughly enjoyed the class and plan on taking more with her.

    The instructor was very knowledgeable, patient, and fun. She made it easy for a first timer. Thoroughly enjoyed the class and plan on taking more with her.

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    Ana B.
    Reviewed on 08/19/14

    The title of this class says it all, "Simple Hemming ." Don't know what it is about Tish (Instructor.) When she explains the techniques, I just get it. That says a lot because sometimes I just can't visualize some things, you know? For example, I have watched 998 YouTube videos on Binding & Piping; Brain:Jelly. So I took the HISS class...on Binding & Piping. I was so... happy, energetic, just giddy & felt so accomplished (Yes, sewing makes me this emotional!) Love HISS!

    The title of this class says it all, "Simple Hemming ." Don't know what it is about Tish (Instructor.) When she explains the techniques, I just get it. That says a lot because sometimes I just can't visualize some things, you know? For example, I have watched 998 YouTube videos on Binding & Piping; Brain:Jelly. So I took the HISS class...on Binding & Piping. I was so... happy, energetic, just giddy & felt so accomplished (Yes, sewing makes me this emotional!) Love HISS!

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    Katie J.
    Reviewed on 08/11/14

    Very fun! I have barely used a sewing machine before but Tish made it really easy to learn.

    Very fun! I have barely used a sewing machine before but Tish made it really easy to learn.

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    Ana B.
    Reviewed on 08/04/14

    I finally learned how to install a zipper! Instructor explained things so simple. No this, that, confusion, just straight & easy!

    I finally learned how to install a zipper! Instructor explained things so simple. No this, that, confusion, just straight & easy!

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    Ana B.
    Reviewed on 07/29/14

    Love this teacher. Class was extremely informative, I've taken other pattern adjusting classes in the past, this class explains it all & notes included. I'm very pleased with the class content. I am already registered to other classes & hope to complete all the curriculum.

    Love this teacher. Class was extremely informative, I've taken other pattern adjusting classes in the past, this class explains it all & notes included. I'm very pleased with the class content. I am already registered to other classes & hope to complete all the curriculum.

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    Ana B.
    Reviewed on 07/28/14

    Extremely thorough. Teacher is sweetness, very patient, warm happy personality. Tish really made me feel comfortable. Can't wait till the next class.

    Extremely thorough. Teacher is sweetness, very patient, warm happy personality. Tish really made me feel comfortable. Can't wait till the next class.

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    Paige S.
    Reviewed on 07/15/14

    I found sewing to be very intimidating and this was an extremely accessible class. The space was great and my instructor Tish was extremely patient and encouraging. I tend to get frustrated when learning something new and she made me feel comfortable to ask questions instead of feeling embarrassed to ask something simple. Felt totally accomplished at the finish and looking forward to taking more classes!

    I found sewing to be very intimidating and this was an extremely accessible class. The space was great and my instructor Tish was extremely patient and encouraging. I tend to get frustrated when learning something new and she made me feel comfortable to ask questions instead of feeling embarrassed to ask something simple. Felt totally accomplished at the finish and looking forward to taking more classes!

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    Molly H.
    Reviewed on 06/05/14

    It was great! I ended up being the only student so I received a one-on-one class. I really enjoyed the history of the zipper along with the different kinds of zipper. They seem much less intimidating now! My teacher was patient and fun.

    It was great! I ended up being the only student so I received a one-on-one class. I really enjoyed the history of the zipper along with the different kinds of zipper. They seem much less intimidating now! My teacher was patient and fun.

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    Kyle S.
    Reviewed on 04/23/14

    Excellent, excellent way to update my vintage skills. Tish was a very good instructor and ran a well paced class. I caught a few nuggets that I did not know before. We got so much done in one hour. I will be signing up for her sewing machine skills class next.

    Excellent, excellent way to update my vintage skills. Tish was a very good instructor and ran a well paced class. I caught a few nuggets that I did not know before. We got so much done in one hour. I will be signing up for her sewing machine skills class next.

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    Kelsey K.
    Reviewed on 04/23/14

    Great class! The presentation was clear and flowed very well. I learned so much.

    Great class! The presentation was clear and flowed very well. I learned so much.

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    Melissa S.
    Reviewed on 01/06/14

    We went over very basic things but they were very helpful. There was a nice presentation and some hands-on practice.

    We went over very basic things but they were very helpful. There was a nice presentation and some hands-on practice.

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    Tracy H.
    Reviewed on 12/23/13

    Really enjoyed the class! The small class size ensured lots of individual attention. The instructor was patient and clearly had put a lot of time into class prep, which kept the class running smoothly. I would definitely take another class from this instructor.

    Really enjoyed the class! The small class size ensured lots of individual attention. The instructor was patient and clearly had put a lot of time into class prep, which kept the class running smoothly. I would definitely take another class from this instructor.

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    Jessica A L.
    Reviewed on 11/04/13

    Tish was great! The class was focused, well presented and we walked away with lots of knowledge of sewing. I'm definitely interested in taking more sewing classes and actually dusting off my sewing machine at home.

    Tish was great! The class was focused, well presented and we walked away with lots of knowledge of sewing. I'm definitely interested in taking more sewing classes and actually dusting off my sewing machine at home.

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