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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, in-home sewing lessons to sewers of all experience levels in the Washington DC area. If you're interested in one-on-one instruction, I would love to help you learn to sew, or learn to sew better! 


If you are a brand-new beginner, you’ll want the intro lesson, which is 2 hours. That 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!

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