Call or text me at 207-812-4684

Come spend a few hours in my studio, and learn to sew or expand your sewing skills. I have a variety of machines, both home and industrial, and all the tools, for sewing and mending your own clothes. We can start with the basics or work on a project together.  I tend to have more time for lessons from October through mid-March, but sometimes can squeeze in a lesson or two in the spring and summer. 

 Sewing Lessons 

One-on-one lessons for all kinds of goals and projects. 
  • Learn to sew
  • Expand your sewing skills
  • Learn to use your sewing machine (in our workshop)
  • Help with a sewing project you're stuck on or never started
  • Learn how to do your own mending & alterations
  • Learn how to alter sewing patterns
  • Teach your child to sew (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

For an hourly rate (currently $40 per hour) I will work with you in my workshop on what you want to learn and accomplish. We can do one lesson or ten, that's up to you. Two hours seems to be an optimal length for solo lessons, but some lessons are a bit shorter or longer. 

I usually schedule lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between 9am and 6pm. Though sometimes I can accommodate evening or weekend lessons. If you are interested in solo lessons, please contact me to discuss your goals or pop into the workshop during drop-in hours.

You should know that quilting is not my area of expertise, but I can help with all kinds of other projects, such as curtains, pillows, stuffed animals, doll clothes, reusable shopping bags, and of course, clothing. We can work on both hand and machine sewing, and I also have a treadle (foot powered) sewing machine for those who want to bridge the gap between the two. 

Or bring a friend and have customized classes together! If the lesson is for two or three people, you must all be learning similar things and/or working on similar projects. For example, you could both be making a shirt from the same pattern. The fabric, size and embellishments could be different. However, if one wants to make a shirt and another wants to make a bag, then these would need to be scheduled as separate solo lessons. Additional people generally use additional materials and time (for setup/clean up), so each additional person is currently $15 per hour. So it would be $55/hour for two people and $70/hour for three people. (Classes over three people will be billed differently.) 

And if you're not quite ready for one-on-one lessons, there are tons of great sewing resources online on YouTube and sites like and

Fabric Shopping

If you need a pattern, fabric and/or notions for a project, I recommend starting at Ebb and Flow Fiber Arts right here in Blue Hill, which is a fabric thrift store. They have a ton of pre-owned fabric, yarn, notions and tools. If they don't have what you're looking for, three other options are Fiddlehead Artisan Supply in Belfast, Marden's in Ellsworth, and Joann's in Bangor.

 Small Group Classes 

I do not have any group classes in the works at the moment. If you would like to schedule a special class just for your small group let me know. 

Previous class offerings:

 Thrift with Tangle Syx 

Class Description: Let’s go shopping together at the Turnstyle Thrift Store in Blue Hill. Then we’ll return to the workshop and elevate the gems you find into something that truly fits you and your style. Together we’ll change necklines, shorten sleeves, cut dresses in half, and whatever else we can imagine. If you sew, we’ll work on the alterations together, if you don’t sew, I’ll handle it. This is a one-day class, so we'll focus on changes that can be made quickly and easily. Some alterations will be done during class time. Each session comes with one additional hour of alterations or solo lesson time.