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need to find a sewing teacher in florida

Jean's picture

Check around at shops that sell fabric and sewing machines to see if they give classes or know of anyone who would be willing to tutor you.  Check with the local High School  for adult education classes.


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Adele's picture

(post #24465, reply #1 of 4)

val- All Calico Corners here in FLA have classes, as do Hannafords. (Central FLA for sure) I know I was having trouble with a collar once, brought it to Calico Corners and had employees AND customers helping me with it- we had a good laugh.

But, but, its SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!
lindamaries's picture

(post #24465, reply #2 of 4)

Hi val...I looked in my PACC book to see if there were any instructors for Florida and found a few. One is in Fort Lauderdale.

Another is in Marianna. I knew of one in Naples, but she died just this past year of a car accident. I emailed her all the time and when she died I was very sad. She had a young child and husband. That was so tragic.

The web page for the PACC referral is

Also HSA has a referral too for teachers of beginning sewing.

Their web page is I'll go there now and see what is

for Florida and write back in another post if I can find anything.

lindamaries's picture

(post #24465, reply #3 of 4)

I copied pasted this off the HSA site There are a lot in Florida. Pat Di Maggio

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Boca Raton, FL 33433

Marcia Freeman

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Beverly Easterling

HSA/Trained Sewing Educator

1216 S. Duncan Ave.

Clearwater, FL 33756-4523

Work Phone: 727-461-2211

Val L. Hager

HSA Trained Sewing Educator

Fort Myers, FL 33907

Gail Santoro

HSA Trained Sewing Educator

Homestead, FL 33032

Emma Seabrooke

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Islamorada, FL 33036

Brenda Jones

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311

Carolyn Kern

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Miami, FL 33187

Judith G. Applestein

HSA Trained Sewing Educator

Miami, FL 33183

Marlene Freshwater

HSA Trained Sewing Educator

North Fort Myers, FL 33903-5822

Norma Holman

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Sarasota, FL 34234

Shirley Spisak

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Sarasota, FL 34230

Patricia Bowles

HSA Trained Sewing Educator

Seminole, FL 33772

Estelle deJesus-Kelly

HSA Trained Sewing Educator

Spring Hill, FL 34607

Isabel R. Carter

HSA Trained Sewing Educator

Valrico, FL 33594

Kris Sanchez

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Susan Pinardo

First Coast Stitches

P.O. Box 1406

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Work Phone: (904) 284-1072

Marilyn Tileston

900 Shore Dr

Kissimmee, FL 34744-4830

Cynthia Dmitrenko

6993 NW 9 Ct

Margate, FL 33068

Work Phone: (954) 978-3748

[ email ]

Beverley Hilton

6770 S. W. Ninth Street

Pembroke Pines, FL 33023

[ email ]

Mary McCarthy

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Rockledge, FL 32955

Work Phone: 321-635-8640

[ email ]

Ruthann Gulbrand

HSA Certified Sewing Inst.

Titusville, FL 32780-8723

lindamaries's picture

(post #24465, reply #4 of 4)

Hi again I copied and pasted off the Pati Palmer's site, too. These are CSI, certified sewing instructors. They know the ins and outs of pattern fitting by the tissue drape method as well as beginning sewing.


Cynthia Dmitrenko, Margate 954 978-3748

Norma Fisher, Trenton 352/472-3489

Pam Kyak, Brandon 813/689-2534

Gigi Louis, Plantation 954/581-5739

Emma Seabrooke, Hemorada 561/391-2381

Suzanne Goldman, Sarasota 941/924-2280