I am in the process of being made redundant (2nd time in 2 years), so I think a change is due, I have sewn since I can remember, I did a dressmaking & design course in 1993, I am thinking of trying to teach basic sewing skills, as it would seem a career in office management isn’t for me :), I have sent a message to one of the ladies on this site for any help & or advice on getting started, I need all the help I can get, many thanks

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    Jan 9, 2013, 06.59 PMby Linda74Sews

    I can absolutely relate to this. I learned to sew many many decades ago and it has always been a passion of mine. About a year and a half ago I started teaching people to sew and I absolutely love it! Its something I know really well and wanted to pass on my passion for the craft to others. I believe there is a strong resurgenc of interest in sewing so now is a good time. As for getting started, I walked into my local Joann’s store and the city’s premier fabric store with samples of my work in hand. I now also teach in the studio my husband and I created last year in my home. Before each class I make sure I am teaching proper techniques so I always double check my many reference books. My students have lots of fun and I love the gratification of knowing I have helped mold new sewists. Important – be patient with your students. By teaching I have learned everyone learns at a different pace and that means some students take a long long time before a technique clinks in. The details matter- very careful and well explanined instruction is vital. Just dive in! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Please visit my blog where I talk about my classes and my studio. Good luck.

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