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Beginning Sewing Lessons

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Only

50 value - Virtual OK

I can teach for a 2-3 hour stretch one time, or set up weekly or bi-weekly lessons.
I prefer to teach anyone over the age of 11.
If you live too far to travel to Kansas City, MO, then I'd be happy to set up a videochat or skype for the lesson!
Here's what you will learn in my class:
1) How to properly use a sewing machine, with troubleshooting tips
2) Complete a project like a pillow, zipper bag, or tote bag

You must have your own sewing machine. I would prefer that you bring your own scissors, pins, and fabric, but I do have extras for you to borrow if needed (for in-person classes)

If you have any questions about this at all then send me a message! :)

Training & Qualifications


I've been sewing since I was 12, studied Fashion Design for 2.5 years at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and have been doing professional alterations for over 10 years.
Right now I work full time tailoring for Jos A Bank Clothier, and part time bridal alterations for The Gown Gallery KC.

Availability & Preferences


I am available most weekday evenings, and some weekends.

Trading Preference: Trade only – I just want direct exchanges

Reviews of Ruby


Kadra received unit of Special Delivery! KC, MO + from Ruby
Feb 21, 2018
I’m so grateful to Ruby for her care & attention to bringing gifts to my loved ones in Kansas City! She even made a custom handmade card and delivered... it with my Dad’s birthday gift. It’s so great to have found her.show more
Kathryn left review for Ruby
Jan 22, 2018
Ruby is such a cool woman! Wishing our schedules weren't so dissimilar so we could be virtual work buddies. I look forward to checking out Ruby's othe...r offers soon. show more
Kadra received unit of Special Delivery! KC, MO + from Ruby
Jan 14, 2018
Ruby was great! I really appreciate her fulfilling a unique request.
Jennifer received hour of Clothing Alterations from Ruby
Dec 31, 2017
Ruby has done a beautiful job on my wedding dress. She is very professional and friendly. I'm very glad I met her!
Kadra received Help with Gift Wrapping Assistant from Ruby
Dec 28, 2017
Ruby did an awesome job! She was timely, communicated well, and well, she delivered!! I so appreciate her help with personally choosing and hand-deliv...ering Christmas gifts to my parents, who live too far away for me to be able to do it myself. Thanks so much!show more
Jennifer received hour of Clothing Alterations from Ruby
Aug 15, 2017
She has been very friendly and professional! This will be a longer deal but should work out well.

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About Ruby Lindell

I am an artist and seamstress in the Kansas City, MO area. I graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2007, but also studied Fashion Design at Stephens College for 2.5 years before that. I have... been doing professional clothing alterations for 11 years, and making art sparingly on the side. My goal is to 1) get more into teaching sewing, 2) make art more often, and 3) make parody music videos for youtube! My very first music video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/4JKd3M4NmN8 AND my first parody song is here: https://soundcloud.com/ruby-lindell/cranky-fancy-parodyshow more

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