testimonials

"Miss Valerie is patient, caring, and an excellent teacher!"        

Ella, age 7

"Miss Valerie is patient, caring, and an excellent teacher.  She really helps me with everything.  What I really like about my sewing class is exploring my creative side and working on many projects with new friends.  The best part about learning how to sew is creating my own designs.  I'm a beginner.  I am very proud of my sewing creations."   {Ella, age 7}​

"Miss Valerie is very nice and she's a great sewing teacher and she is also a fun teacher.  She helps me with my stitching and how to sew.  I really like the things that I'm making and the sewing room is very nice and organized.  The best part about learning how to sew is picking cool fabrics and making whatever you want."   {Sophie, age 9}

"What I really love about my sewing class is you can express yourself and it's being really crafty.  Also it is a way to relax and concentrate on something totally different and fun!  The best part about learning how to sew is that it is a skill you can take anywhere.  Also, it is a way to keep you occupied and to create things.  Miss Valerie is a very good sewing teacher.  She always makes sure that you are on track no matter how many students she has.  She helps me with reading the pattern and knowing what I still need to do."    {Ilsa, age 12}

"The best part about learning how to sew is that I can sew my own clothes and design objects to store stuff into.  What I really like about my sewing class is I get to learn how to make cool things like a sewing bag, a notions bag, and I am in the middle of making pajama shorts.  Miss Valerie is a great sewing teacher and very creative person.  She really helps me with sewing clothes."   {Ellie, age 10}

"The best part about learning how to sew is it is a lot faster than sewing by hand.  It's very fun to use the sewing machine and see the outcome of finished projects.  Miss Valerie is very nice and helpful.  She helps with threading the machine."  

{Delaney, age 13}

"I really love my sewing class because I can make clothes and bags.  Miss Valerie is the best teacher because she is nice to me and kind.  She helps me with sewing and how to make bags and clothes."

 {Raniya, age 12}

"My sewing class is fun and I get to see everyone and see what they're making.  I love that I can make my own things.  Miss Valerie is helpful and funny.  She always makes sure that I know what I'm doing.  She helps me figure out what to do next.."

 {Michelle, age 11}

"What I really like about my sewing classes is being able to sew a lot of things and that my teacher is really nice.  Miss Valerie is nice, kind, sweet, and very loving.  She really helps me with patterns and stitches.  The best part about learning how to sew is making and trying new things."

{Isabella, age 10}

"Miss Valerie is great at projects and she is very creative.  She helps me with doing the correct stitching.  What I really like about my sewing class is I can make things on my own and be creative.  The best part about learning how to sew is I can make clothes and projects."  

{Linnea, age 10}

"What I really love about my sewing classes is learning new things and making things for myself.  Learning how to use a sewing machine is great, too.  Miss Valerie is very nice and crafty!  She helps me with leanring how to use the sewing machine."

{Erin, age 10}

"Miss Valerie is super nice and always helps us.  She really helps me with staying on the right lines when I need help.  I love my sewing classes because my friends are always there and Miss Valerie always helps me if I need help.  The best part about sewing is that when you are finished, you get to use your items."   

{M.K., age 7}

"Miss Valerie is a great teacher.  She always helps me in learning to sew.  I love my sewing classes because you get to use what you sew for the rest of your life.  The best part about learning how to sew is you can then know how to do it."

{G.K., age 9}

"The best part of learning how to sew is making clothes and getting to wear the clothes we make.  Miss Valerie is really nice and helpful.  She helps me with everything!"

{Abby, age 9}

"Miss Valerie has instilled a love of sewing in my daughter.  She is professional and encouraging.  My daughter's confidence and self-esteem have been boosted by participating in this class.  My daughter loves working at her own pace on her own projects.  She loves the cooperative, non-competitive atmostphere.  Every student is successful!

My daughter has gained basic knowledge of sewing and has gained a comfort level on a sewing machine. In addition, she is gaining confidence reading a pattern and producing a final, beautiful product.   Students have the ability to work on their own projects, at their own pace. The first year workbook is fabulous. Projects are all practical and my daughter loves wearing her own creations!
My daughter is looking forward to participating in one-day workshop and summer camp!

It has been a pleasure working with Valerie.  She is very quick to reply to my emails and has helped guide me regarding purchasing fabric, taking measurements, etc.

Thank you for a lovely sewing experience."  

"Ally was intimidated by our sewing machine at home, but really wanted to learn to sew. After her first class with Valerie, she received her "license to sew" and her confidence went through the roof. Ally has learned that by following steps and completing them patiently, she can accomplish something she thought was very difficult. She just beams after each lesson with Valerie!

Ally felt included from her very first class. Since she started her lessons later in the school year, I was concerned that she would feel intimidated by the other students in her class. In fact, the opposite was true! She ended up feeling more confident seeing what the other students were working on during class. Valerie is very patient and explained not only "what" Ally needed to do, but also "why" she needed to do it.

Valerie is amazing, wonderful, patient--the list goes on and on!! She has really encouraged my daughter!

I have had a very positive experience. There's nothing negative to say!"

"Isobel has been taking classes for 2 years. She loves it sooo much that she saved her allowance that 1st summer to buy a machine just like the one in class. She is always sewing at home now too and is thinking about opening a shop on ETSY.

The class moves her along at the right pace to learn a new skill regularly.

Valerie must be sweet as can be because my girl loves it there.  She is always very receptive and accommodating.

This is something she will always love doing and she will always remember who taught her all she knows."