I have taught sewing for many years in a variety of formats and I love to pass on this thing that I enjoy so much. I taught 4-H in Sewing Clubs for nearly 20 years and at all levels of member skills and abilities. I taught a child with cerebral palsy for 9 years and enjoyed seeing her love of the craft and her tenacity to create. She competed and won at county and state fair levels and was a wonderful model in her power wheel chair with a brilliant smile that captured hearts.
Northwest Community College in Wyoming offered not for credit classes and I taught a variety of sewing skills classes in their program over the years. The Community Education program in Greybull, Wyoming was another teaching venue that offered the opportunity to teach sewing skills and I taught a variety of skills classes through them.
I also teach private/semi-private lessons and group lessons by private arrangement. At living history venues I teach various techniques and all about the clothing throughout an event, often answering and demonstrating things a spectator might inquire about.
Currently I enjoy working with groups who have a particular interest and doing a one or 2 day hands on type seminar with them. IF you have a group who are rendezvous folks, for example, we can form a class based on the things you want to learn. I will create a class plan, provide a syllabus and list of things you need to bring. I provide patterns and materials in most cases, and come to your venue to put on the class. I charge according to travel, lodging and meal expenses and my time and the cost of the Materials & Supplies Pack each student gets. This is divided by the number of attendees in the class and it is all presented to the group for agreement before the class is scheduled. It works out quite well for all involved as the class does not cost anyone that much and everyone has a great learning experience and a lot of fun.
Remember no one is too old to start sewing. Mother and daughter or grandmother and granddaughter classes are great fun and provide quality time between generations. Get a few friends together from your cowboy group or rendezvous group or old west event group and decide what you want to create and let me know.