Private lessons with Maria are perfect for Beginning and intermediate sewists interested in learning how to use their machine (standard or sergers) , those creating costume for Cosplay, LARP or The Theater and for students wanting one-on-one personal instruction. Maria has spent the last decade creating costumes for dance & theater, using traditional methods as well as incorporating a playful use of recycled and unexpected materials. She’s worked at The Sewing Room for the past year, developing a special rapport with her students. Private Lessons are a FOCUSED way to gain the Skills you need to move forward with your goals. In these private lessons, the student works one-on-one with Maria, after reviewing the student’s application and assessing the student goals. Our goal is help to build student CONFIDENCE by advancing their SKILLS in sewing and/or pattern making. A better understanding of sewing techniques, garment construction and pattern fitting, begin to evolve with each new project. What you get at every level- ONE or TWO-hour class lengths Focused attention with a 1:1 student/teacher ratio Safe, clean & nurturing classroom setting Machine & Iron Safety Machine threading and operation instruction (as needed) Guidance & Instruction specific to Project or desired goal Tools to be more creative, resourceful, self-sufficient Some of the topics that may be covered in your Private Lesson might include Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced Sewing Techniques Costume design Recycled fashion Copying garments "I like EVERYTHING about The Sewing Room. My instruction from Maria has been invaluable....I love the help I get when my project isn't going as intended and there is my instructor, right there with a flexible solution. I really love it here....." Leslie M.