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Olivia D.

Sewing Lessons At Your Pace

Sewing Lessons At Your Pace

$40/hour

  • 33 hours tutoring

About Olivia


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Hi, there! My name is Olivia, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private sewing lessons since 2019 and run a non-profit called the Olivia Rae Design Academy dedicated to teaching sewing skills to children and adults. I believe this skill helps develop other soft skills such as patience, persistence and problem-solving abilities which leads to a well-rounded individual.

I specialize in teaching all skill levels and love helping my students develop and improve. From beginners to...

Hi, there! My name is Olivia, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private sewing lessons since 2019 and run a non-profit called the Olivia Rae Design Academy dedicated to teaching sewing skills to children and adults. I believe this skill helps develop other soft skills such as patience, persistence and problem-solving abilities which leads to a well-rounded individual.

I specialize in teaching all skill levels and love helping my students develop and improve. From beginners to intermediate adult sewist to children ages 8-14, I will customize our lessons to fit your specific sewing goals. One of my most recent students went from a complete beginner to sewing her baby shower outfit. I am very proud to share this because it shows the result of my excellent beginners' curriculum and her creativity. What will you make?

A little about me:

I have been sewing for the past 10 years and attended Columbia College Chicago to deepen my understanding of design and sewing. Throughout the years, I have showcased collections in over 20 fashion shows around the country including DC Fashion Week, Mathews Dickie Sheer Elegance Fashion Show and many more. I am very passionate about creating with my hands and turning plain pieces of fabric into wearable art. I'm a lighthearted and open-minded person who will work with you at your pace. My teaching style embraces patience and the thinking method, so you leave class knowing how to think through sewing problems and finish your projects. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

When you sew for the first-time projects can be intimidating. I can help you focus and learn the skills needed to complete your current and future projects. Message me and we can set up your first lesson!


Education

(B.A) Columbia College Chicago
Fashion Design

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Sewing

Sewing

I started sewing 10 years ago and have been self taught, instructed in primary and secondary education, and been an apprentice for many professional seamstresses. All of this was accomplished while running my own sewing business as a fashion designer. In my lessons I start with sewing machine basics and expand all the way to pattern making.

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Great lesson!

Olivia is knowledgeable and patient. My daughter has enjoyed working with her and she is looking forward to the next lesson. Olivia helped her to make a Christmas pillow that came out lovely!

Towanda, 3 lessons with Olivia

Pillowy

She taught me how to make straps,and I got poked two times!😝😃Very fun though!I can not wait for the next class!We are going to make a pillow!There is nothing better.

Gia, 8 lessons with Olivia

best teacher ever

It was super fun!Normally,when teachers are online and I don’t understand what they’re saying,they get impatient.But she was super nice and I can sew better now!She taught me how to make bags and measure them.And how to use the sewing machine better.Now i don’t need to hand stitch anything!

Gia, 8 lessons with Olivia
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$40/hour

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Olivia D.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 2 minutes