Sewing has been a vital part of my life since my youth. In my junior high and high school years I took sewing classes and made a lot of my own clothes. These classes got me excited about sewing and everything it had to offer. Aside from those classes, I’m self-taught!
As I got older, I sewed matching outfits for myself and my sister, who was 12 years younger. Then, when my own children were young, I sewed their clothes, Christmas presents, quilts and much more. I’ve even sewed four wedding dresses for myself and my children!
After spending many years sewing, mending & tailoring I finally launched JoLene’s Sewing School in June 2009. This business has turned into a huge hit – for both my students and myself!
I teach my child & teenager students using the Kids Can Sew program, and my adult students with the You Can Make It learn-to-sew program. Both of these programs are very comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and self-paced. They’ve helped me develop many confident sewers!
In each sewing class I provide the sewing machines and supplies – all the student needs is fabric and notions (i.e: buttons, snaps, other small objects/accessories). I then teach and direct each student as they develop sewing machine skills, read and cut patterns, and quickly become independent sewers. As each student’s abilities increase, I include more advanced skills into their curriculum. It’s never boring! And the great news is, I help my students build on their existing skills, no matter how advanced they are.
My greatest joy is teaching a skill that kids and adults can use for a lifetime – and watching them thoroughly enjoy themselves in the process.
I can’t wait to help you become my newest successful sewing student!