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Sewing Lessons

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20 per hour - Virtual OK

Did you inherit your machine from a relative? Buy it on the internet? Or do you just need a refresher on how to use it? Learn the basics of your sewing machine, how it works, and how to get the most out of it. We'll cover basics like winding a bobbin, threading, setting the tension, different stitches for different purposes, specialty feet for the machine. We'll discuss the kinds of projects you want to do and put together a list of supplies you'll need and where to find them.

Training & Qualifications


I am a life-long seamstress. I have won quilting awards and teach classes in quilting and sewing. I make and sell embroidery pieces, purses, bags, and quilts. I have also made custom slip covers, pillows, and wallets and other designs.

Availability & Preferences


I am self-employed. My schedule is flexible.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Barbara


Katrina received hour of Sewing Lessons from Barbara
Jun 15, 2019
Barbara was a great sewing teacher! She helped me get on track with my used sewing machine, and helped me explore all the features and recommendations... for accessories to get started :) I'm sure I'll be needing your help again in the future, and I look forward to our next meeting! :) Katrinashow more
Anat received hour of Sewing Lessons from Barbara
May 15, 2019
I really enjoyed working with Barbara on this deal and looking forward to continuing in the furure. Thank you 🤗
Terri Truesdale
Terri received hour of Sewing Lessons from Barbara
Jul 07, 2018
Barbara really knows her sewing stuff! She helped me problem solve an issue I was having, and as a beginner I thought it was one thing when it was rea...lly another. Now I can get to sewing again! show more
Shaundra received hour of Sewing Lessons from Barbara
Jan 09, 2018
Barbara and I had a blast today sharing skills with one another. She jumped right in to soap making! She then talked me through how to use my new sewi...ng machine and make myself an apron. I highly recommend Simbiing with her :)show more
Brittney L
Brittney received hour of Sewing Lessons from Barbara
Oct 10, 2017
Barbara was super awesome to work with and very kind.
Cassandra received hour of Sewing Lessons from Barbara
Sep 15, 2017
Barbara is phenomenal! Her work is beautiful and she does a fantastic job of getting you exactly what you need. Thank you!!!
Anjelica received unit of Embroidered Lace Wings - Junior Set from Barbara
Jun 29, 2019
Barbara shipped the item quickly and even provided a tracking number! I recommend visiting her etsy shop and checking out all she has to offer!
Katrina received unit of Savory Onion Jam Recipe from Barbara
Jun 27, 2019
Barbara is so kind and helpful! She not only answered my little questions about canning, but even gave me lots of useful links and tips for a sewing p...roblem I was having (I have also done a video call sewing lesson with her in the past, and it was great!) Thank you for going above and beyond to share with me! I look forward to our next deal!show more
Troy received unit of Savory Onion Jam Recipe from Barbara
May 13, 2019
Barbara is prompt and friendly. Thanks for the recipe.
Ya received unit of Custom machine embroidery patches from Barbara
Apr 02, 2019
I love these much!!


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Embroidered Lace Wings - Junior Set
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Embroidered Lace Wings - Junior Set

Savory Onion Jam Recipe
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Savory Onion Jam Recipe

Duplicate/vary custom patches
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Duplicate/vary custom patches

Barbara's requests


Barbara is requesting
Assist embroidery/quilting bus.
Will pay 10 simbi/hr, exchange services, or some combo TBD. I sew, quilt, machine embroider, dye, stamp, bead, embellish, make handmade soaps and lotions. I also design and teach classes in sever...

I have a lot of skills to share and I enjoy seeing people's eyes light up when they learn something new or make an unexpected discovery. That's the joy of my day. I'd love to trade those with som...
Barbara is requesting
Lawn care
Will negotiate!! Trade or simbi. Short or long term arrangement. Small grass plot. My yard needs some TLC before things get out of control. I would love it if it were prettier, but it's low on ...

I have a lot of skills to share and I enjoy seeing people's eyes light up when they learn something new or make an unexpected discovery. That's the joy of my day. I'd love to trade those with som...
Barbara is requesting
Photo session for Etsy products
I'd like a professional or skilled amateur photographer to take photos of several products I've made to put on my recently launched Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DomesticatedDivaLLC. Most...

I have a lot of skills to share and I enjoy seeing people's eyes light up when they learn something new or make an unexpected discovery. That's the joy of my day. I'd love to trade those with som...

About Barbara Oakley

I love the opportunities I find on Simbi and thoughout my life to give my own unique, artistic touch to domestic skills like quilting, canning, and cooking. I'm a trained librarian and researcher, so... I'm always looking for new tools and better resources. I find peace and inspiration in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I love to share my knowledge and skills with others. I recently opened an Etsy shop - Domesticated Diva LLC - for quality custom embroidered and machine-sewn goods. From graceful and functional to hip and quirky, you'll find a little bit of everything there and new pieces appearing on a regular basis. I think it reflects the best me I want to be. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DomesticatedDivaLLC I hope you like what you see there. Browse, favorite the shop and some of my work. Tell me what else you'd like to see. If you'd like something custom-made, just let me know. I'd love to work with you to make it happen. You can also connect with me on Facebook where I share updates and interesting tidbits about my work: https://www.facebook.com/domdiva2015/ Contact me; let's make a deal!show more

Open to other proposals
Barbara Oakley is looking for:
  • Fun & Quirky
  • Maintenance
  • Handyman services
  • Petsitting
  • Digital Marketing
  • Website Consulting
  • Learning
  • Consulting & Coaching
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Cleaning
  • Home
  • Gardening
  • Experiences
  • Photography
  • Craftwork
  • Custom Art
  • Art & Design