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Date: 2/28/11 8:59 PM

Trained Sewing Instructor Workshop

Has anyone attended this training? It is being offered at the ASG conference being held in Los Angeles this year. I've been dieing to take the teacher training classes from Palmer & Pletch but this will be more local and I won't have to pay airfare since I live within commuting distance to the Conference location. I would probably get a hotel room though.

I'm already teaching sewing classes, so I was wondering if this would help me. I'm really wanting to open up a sewing studio and offer classes and have my own classroom space and have a small boutique as well as a notions wall and maybe a small amount of garment quality fabrics that you can't get at JoAnn's. I'm waiting to see if the economy will recover before I jump into any business that can't survive with gas prices reaching $4/gallon. I'm starting to rethink my dream, but I still can teach classes, just not in my own studio.

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Date: 3/1/11 12:41 PM

It sounds like a legitimate organization (Sewing and Craft Alliance) and a good training program. (It was the 'old' Home Sewing Assoc; the individuals involved are good organizers, I've heard.)

On one hand, a lot of the 'how to teach' stuff may be redundant for you.

But on the other hand, the small business info may be worth the fee just in saving you from making mistakes...

Sometimes I've taken classes and found them useful just because they confirmed (and clarified the reasons for) what I had pretty much decided to do before the class.

If nothing else, it sounds like a good networking opportunity.

I'm kind of jealous of those of you on the west coast; there are NO teachers in Illinois -- or at least none I found trying different locations on their search widget.

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Date: 3/7/11 5:19 PM

Do you know all the classes being offered? I was told there won't be a list available until 4/1.

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Date: 3/7/11 9:12 PM

I have been wondering the same thing, and I am preparing to get back into teaching sewing.

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Date: 7/2/11 8:42 AM

Sherril, Did you take the class and was it worth it? It's in MA in October and I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it. I want to teach out of my house, I don't want a store front. Is it all business plans or do they touch on teaching methods and how to handle multiple students? I would love your feedback.
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Date: 7/3/11 2:22 AM

The class isn't until August at the ASG conference. I've decided to get a Master's degree in Fashion and Consumer Science so I can work teach fashion and sewing at the Community College. At this time, I'm going to skip this class. I'd love to hear what anyone else gets from it though.

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Date: 7/3/11 5:04 PM

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I've decided to get a Master's degree in Fashion and Consumer Science...

That sounds really fun!

Will you be writing a thesis? Or taking extra classwork? How long will it take you?

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Date: 7/3/11 11:56 PM

Goodworks, I'm still investigating the program and what I'll need to take. First I need to take the GRE. I don't think I have to write a thesis. I will have to do a project, however.

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Date: 7/4/11 10:05 AM

That does sound really fun!

I am going back to school in the next few months and have been on the fence about what to major in. You have planted a new idea firmly in my head.

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Date: 7/4/11 8:47 PM

Sherril, I took this training and am a TSI. The training assumes that you know how to sew; so it's not a techniques or skill-tested certification. If you've never taken business classes or written a business plan, business cost analysis, etc, then this class is good for you.

A lot of the business information was redundant for me, but it was eye-opening for me to the cost and resources within the sewing industry.

Elaine: I know of a few folks who are instructors in Illinois, but mostly in the Chicagoland area. Sorry.

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