What folks are saying about sewing at the lounge…
“Helen is highly knowledgeable! I went from knowing nothing about sewing to making clothes for my entire family. In fact, I recently had one of my friends beg me to sew her a knit wrap dress for commission. Helen has taught me a new life skill that I will be able to pass down to my daughter one day! Helen and the women in the class form a caring and encouraging sewing community” Eunita R.
“Helen has all of the qualities that make a great teacher including knowledge, patience, and professionalism. I have enjoyed co-teaching our 4-day pant and knit workshops with her over the past few years. She is very intuitive on what needs to be done without needing direction.”
Pati Palmer, President, Palmer/Pletsch
“Two years ago, my husband surprised me on my birthday with a gift certificate for 5 hours of private sewing instruction with Helen. I had a new Pfaff with more complex technology than I was used to, and I had not done any sewing in a long time. Helen patiently took me through all the stitches on my machine, and then we worked on basic sewing skills, appliqué, and doll clothes for my granddaughter’s Barbie! Helen is a personable, knowledgeable, and highly experienced seamstress, and she has an easy teaching style. I could not have been more pleased with my birthday gift, and I look forward to taking more lessons with Helen in the future.” Michelle G.
“My daughter started taking classes with Helen at Seam Divas sewing classes when she was 10 or 11 years old (isn’t that awful, I can’t remember…), and continued for the next 3-plus years, always signing up for summer camps as well, when they were available. Helen is such a special teacher, and special human being – she has contagious enthusiasm for the art of sewing, and all the necessary knowledge and experience to show the students anything they might want to learn. She was always flexible about working with each kid’s skill level as well as desired projects, and my daughter proudly brought home all kinds of beautiful sewn items – everything from purses and bags, to funny stuffed critters, to t-shirts and dresses and even a bed for our pets. She now has the talent and skills to keep sewing an important part of her life, as a craft, a creative outlet, a handy and useful tool, and a wonderful way to showcase some unique self-expression. And Helen is considered a friend, teacher, and mentor for life. We recommend the Sewing Lounge to all of our friends who want to learn how to sew, or how to improve their sewing techniques. Thank you, Helen!” Janet M.
My name is Rosie. I am 11years old and I have been sewing with Helen since I was nine years old. Helen is very kind and patient. I have made many fun projects with her and people always compliment me on them. PJs are my favorite! I’ve made A LOT of those! Helen has taught me many cool sewing tricks and techniques. She has a beautiful studio and really cute cats and dogs. I can’t wait to go back in the summer and sew with her again! Rosie K.
“Helen has taught me so much. She welcomed my creativity with open arms and made any idea I had for a project into a reality. I now know more about sewing than I ever thought I would.” Devon M.
My 11 year old daughter and I both have taken sewing lessons from Helen. She is not only an amazing person and seamstress, but also has a gift for teaching her skill to others. She’s wonderful with students of all ages and her studio is a comfortable and inviting place to learn. I would highly recommend Helen to anyone from beginner to advanced sewing skills! Michele B.