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~ A Sampling Of Testimonials From Previous Students ~
I took the sewing class on a whim and was very nervous about it since I had no real experience with sewing. By the end of the second class I had finished a pillow and I couldn’t believe I made it because it looked so professional. Mikala is a great teacher, with so much patience and really takes the time to walk you through everything and make sure you know what you’re doing. I enjoyed Sewing 100 so much that I took Sewing Patterns 101 right after. The projects are more complex with patterns and instructions that sometimes don’t seem to make sense, but Mikala helped me work though it and after 5 weeks I walked away with a great purse. I learned so much in those classes, I even started making small projects on my own. I am so glad I signed up for that first class!
Kerry H., Burrillville, RI
Mikala’s expertise and guidance have helped me finally learn how to sew and her endless patience and variety of projects (as well as the desire to learn more) have kept me returning! The class atmosphere is relaxed and we all learn from each others successes and mistakes. It’s a great feeling to start a something knowing nothing and end with a project or two that you never thought you could do and that you have the confidence to create again outside the classroom. Looking forward to starting my next class in a few weeks!
Sara T., Mansfield, MA
I started as a total beginner – having never touched a sewing machine- with Mikala’s Sewing 100 Course. By the end, I had created a pillow cover and tote bag, and I had caught the sewing bug! Now I have just completed her Sewing Patterns 101 class and Quilting class. I have learned so much from my time with Mikala, and I am looking forward to an upcoming Clothing Construction and Sewing 102 class. Mikala is incredibly encouraging, clear, organized, and so easy to understand. She has a ton of patience, and she knows her students and designs classes that appeal to a wide range of interests and levels. Her classes are small in size allowing for plenty of one on one attention. I have tried sewing classes at other places and believe Mikala offers the perfect environment for a beginning sewer to learn and grow. So glad I found her.
Samantha K., Barrington, RI
I had an amazing afternoon at the Creative Letter Writing Workshop with Bill Clark at The Creative Sewing Studio. Two words come to mind instantly: creativity and nostalgia. Bill guided the group through 3 hours of fun as we put pen to paper and explored new and creative ways to write. In this fast-paced, high-tech age, it made me appreciate the lost art of letter writing and how truly special it is to see a written word. I look forward to my next class Bill. He’s an encouraging, easy-going, and talented artist and teacher.
Lynda A., North Attleboro, MA
I finished Mikala’s Sewing Patterns course last week. There were six projects that students could choose from, so the class offered some flexibility, while also providing enough structure that I didn’t feel overwhelmed. I leaned some new skills (properly using a pattern, bias tape, and fusible interfacing) and worked on some skills that needed help (sewing a straight line!). The small class size allowed her to spend time answering each student’s questions and offering suggestions for the best way to approach a task. Additionally, when a student worked on a technique that wasn’t included in everyone’s project (e.g. turning a strap, making a ruffle), she made sure everyone came together to see how it was done. That way, everyone was exposed to techniques beyond those necessary for their own projects. Absolutely recommend taking classes here!
Melinda C., Rehoboth, Ma