BurdaStyle How to Make Money From Teaching Sewing

BurdaStyle How to Make Money From Teaching Sewing kit comes with everything you'll need to teach sewing and improve your own skills.
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BurdaStyle How to Make Money From Teaching Sewing

Have you ever thought about teaching sewing? If so, this kit designed to give you the tools you need to set up shop and start spreading your sewing talents to others who want to learn! Included in this kit is 3 hours of on-demand webinar footage from three different sewing teachers to give you various perspectives on how to teach sewing. Also included is templates and sewing patterns for your student to sew and practice on. September is national sewing month and a great time to start teaching!

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Skirt Pattern
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A skirt is always the best first garment for new sewers to make in class. This skirt pattern is easy to sew, yet challenging enough to help the students learn. It sits at natural waist with a waistband, invisible zipper, and both darts and pleats!


Sewing Practice Template
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Print these templates to help your sewing students get the hang of using the sewing machine first before using thread. These paper templates will let your student practice different stitch lengths, pivoting and stitching around curves.

Everyday Trousers Pattern
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Once your students have practiced and mastered a skirt and dress then it is time to tackle a pair of pants, and these are a great intro pants patterns to sewers. These everyday trousers have hip pockets with a waistband and classic fly front zipper.

Dress with Gathered Rectangle Skirt and Cap Sleeves Pattern
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This dress let’s student practice gathering and also working with self drafted pieces. They will also be able to sew in a facing! This dress is a classic silhouetted bell dress with little cap sleeves and bust darts, it can take on many different fabrics as well.

Becoming a Better Sewing Teacher
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In this power session, you’ll learn how to determine what classes to offer, who your students will be, how to set teaching goals, how to address the needs of student skill and scheduling, how to plan your time, and how to evaluate the work of your students and your own success as a teacher.

The demand for sewing teachers has increased rapidly over the past five years, as more and more students seek classes to introduce them to sewing or to improve their skills. If you are an experienced quilter or seamstress, odds are that you’ve either considered teaching or been offered a chance to lead a class—perhaps you’ve been teaching for a while now, and hope to continue. All teachers need guidance as they develop and grow, and teaching is a craft in its own right. This power session is designed to help you refine your teaching so you can lead your students to create sewing that will make them passionate about needle and thread for many years to come!

Get Started Teaching Sewing
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What you'll learn

  • What skills or attributes are helpful when teaching sewing as a business
  • What to consider in setting up your business structure
  • How to construct private lesson sessions
  • How to construct semi-private lesson sessions
  • How to construct a “sew camp” for a group of kids
  • How to approach a local business to offer your skills as an instructor
  • How to promote your new business using a web site
  • How to use social media tools to promote your new business

The Next Level of Etsy On-Demand Webinar
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Do you have a passion for sewing that you want to share with others? If you’re interested in passing on your knowledge of sewing and inspiring others to get creative and sew independently, this Power Session is for you.

This Power Session will give you practical steps for running a successful business teaching others to sew. You’ll learn how to determine a suitable audience, how to create a curriculum, how to gather students, and how to successfully teach them beginner and advanced sewing techniques.

This Power Session is being taught by sewing expert Denise Wild. Denise started a sewing school, The Sewing Studio, in her one-bedroom apartment that grew to locations in Toronto and New York City and ran for 10 years. Denise set up a successful business that taught thousands of new and seasoned sewers of all ages, and will teach you how to do the same.

BONUS: Working with Your Sewing Pattern
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This BONUS PDF teaches both you and your student how to use and read a digital BurdaStyle pattern so you can spend your time sewing and not figuring out the pattern! New sewers are intimidated enough so this PDF makes it easy for them to de-code a digital sewing pattern.

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