Meet your Online Sewing Coach

Some of you know that in a former life I was a techie geek before I became a full time sewing geek. So unlike some of my sewing pals, I am totally comfortable using a computer and software. Last week I used a technology I have been using for a long while in a new way. I taught a sewing lesson to a student in Santa Barbara using Skype! How cool is that? I use Skype all the time to chat with my DD and DGD in NYC, but had never tried it for teaching. Both student Molly and I thought our online lesson was a grand success! She was a little stuck on completing her husband’s pajama pants, and I was able to help her get “unstuck” enough so she could complete the project. The bonus was I got to see her pretty, smiling face again.

Since our test Skype session was a definite win-win, I would like to announce a new Sew Maris service (drum roll please!!). From the comfort of your own home, you can have a mini-sewing lesson. Collect all your questions and conundrums, and schedule a 30 minute coaching session with me for a measly $25.  You will need a laptop computer with a web camera and a Skype account to use this service, and you will also need to contact me prior to arrange a mutually convenient lesson time. Pajamas are optional, but definitely encouraged for coaching sessions. I am excited—I love finding new uses for technology!

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

4 Responses to Meet your Online Sewing Coach

  1. I am so impressed with your website and attitude. Your passion for sewing is palpable. I am interested in learning to sew. I have a brother machine, but honestly do not feel that I have dominion over it! I would love to learn to sew clothing and machine quilting techniques as well. I have a million quilting books, but need a good teacher in person.

    • Thank you so much Danielle! I really DO love to sew, and if I am out of my sewing studio for a few days my family definitely notices my grumpy factor. 😉 Definitely send me an email if you would like to schedule a lesson – either in person or virtually on Skype. I’d love to meet you and help you get moving on your sewing journey!

  2. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing. I have a cousin who wants me to teach her to sew and we’re in different states. While I encouraged her to check out her local sewing store for lessons, I would like to be available for addl assistance. Skype would be the perfect platform. Can’t wait to share my experience with you.

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