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private sewing lessons

The Syndicate is the sewing division of Holland Cox, and my outlet for sewing evangelism. I teach private sewing lessons to sewers of all experience levels in the Washington DC area and beyond. If you're interested in one-on-one instruction, I would love to help you learn to sew, or learn to sew better! 

Please note as of September 2020, all private lessons with me will be conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice.

If you are a brand-new beginner, you’ll want the intro to machine sewing. This 2 hour lesson includes an introduction to the sewing machine, learning all its parts and how they work together, basic machine operation and troubleshooting, plus making a small project, so you can see your new skills in action! This lesson also includes a kit with everything you'll need for your first project, plus some critical sewing tools to begin your collection!

Not sure how much time you’ll need for what you have in mind? Send me an email, and I’ll be happy to help you figure it out!


I also talk about sewing an awful lot on my blog...the tutorials is a good place to begin. I also have a small collection of accessories sewing patterns for sale, which are all PDFs available for instant download. 

I would love to answer any questions you might have about learning to sew. Send me an email, and let's chat!    ~ Valerie