Make it Sew with Kate

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Kate will be moving to Texas this January 2014. Thank you for your interest.

  • Tunic sewn for Shakespeare Dallas.
    Tunic sewn for Shakespeare Dallas.
  • Inventor Hat made for Beauty and Beast.
    Inventor Hat made for Beauty and Beast.
  • Tortoise Costume for 'Great Cross Country Race'
    Tortoise Costume for 'Great Cross Country Race'
  • 'All My Sons' costume designed by Kate DeShazo
    'All My Sons' costume designed by Kate DeShazo
  • 'All My Sons' costume designed by Kate DeShazo
    'All My Sons' costume designed by Kate DeShazo
  • Costumes made by students Kate taught how to sew. Design by Kate DeShazo
    Costumes made by students Kate taught how to sew. Design by Kate DeShazo
  • Costumes made by students taught how to sew by Kate. Design by Kate DeShazo
    Costumes made by students taught how to sew by Kate. Design by Kate DeShazo
  • Iron Costume Contest. First Place at Akon 20. Team Leader Kate DeShazo.
Secret Materials newspaper and duct tape.
    Iron Costume Contest. First Place at Akon 20. Team Leader Kate DeShazo. Secret Materials newspaper and duct tape.
  • Kate working on costume for Iron Cosplay. Akon 20
    Kate working on costume for Iron Cosplay. Akon 20
Tunic sewn for Shakespeare Dallas.
Tunic sewn for Shakespeare Dallas.

I am a young professional woman who has designed for a couple of professional Theatres. I have a BFA in Theatre with emphasis in Costume Design and Technology. I am offering sewing lessons to those interested. I have given lessons to young people interested in pursuing a career in Fashion or Costumes. I have given lessons to amateur designers who work in the community theatre realm and I have given lessons to those who don't know how to turn on a machine.
All that I require from you is your own sewing machine. The lessons will take place in your home. You will learn how to read and alter a pattern. Different kinds of hand sewing techniques and when to use them.
The lessons are $25/hour. I suggest they be in two hour increments so we have enough time to get through a decent amount of subject. Generally I guide my students through sewing projects within their skill level. We read through a pattern, discuss key terms and work through some steps together. Then I expect students to work some on their own so that I can see how they do without me over their shoulder. We go over what went right and what went wrong during the next lesson. We fix mistakes and work through more steps. You will be learning how to sew clothes and you will be making clothes that you can actually wear!