I have always loved sewing! When I was a little girl I sewed doll clothes, and when I was 10 my parents gave me a child’s sewing machine for Christmas. Along with it came a small suitcase full of fabric and some patterns for Barbie clothes. I was in heaven!
I took sewing classes all through high school and made my grad dress and a tailored coat. Since then I have taken many other courses to add to my sewing skills: Stretch and Sew, Lingerie, Outerwear and Quilting to name a few.
When my children were small I sewed all of their clothes; I even sewed custom fit cloth diapers! (OK, I was a bit nuts!) People used to ask me how I found the time to sew with young children and I would say “It’s easy, I don’t cook or clean!” Not quite true but I certainly made sewing a priority.
Since opening my business in 2008 and have taught over 600 adults, kids and teens how to sew! My most illustrious student was the daughter of one of the Real Housewives of Vancouver! Although to me, all my students are stars!
My students have come from all over the Lower Mainland and even as far away as Squamish and Whistler. I’ve also had students from Nunavut, New York and the UK! These students were traveling to the Vancouver area and decided to enjoy some sewing lessons while they were here!
I am a Certified Dental Assistant by profession and have spent many years working with young children and their parents. As you can imagine I have lots of patience!
Carley is a Vancouver-based sewing teacher. For more information please contact Carley by email or call 778 238 3942.