As Covid-19 has sometimes made it impossible to teach sewing face to face, ‘Sew Zoom’ lessons have become a fantastic alternative. I’ve been so pleased with how it’s worked for my regular classes that I’m going to continue to offer the option of Zoom sewing lessons from now on. I believe that for those with time or travel restrictions, it could be a real solution! You will of course need the use of a sewing machine and some other bits depending on what you are wanting to learn.
HOW IT WORKS:
Zoom is easy to use and it’s free! You don’t need a Zoom account to attend a lesson, you don’t even need to download the free app if you don’t want to… it’s up to you. All you need is a computer, iPad or mobile… the bigger the screen the better as we can see what’s going on more clearly. I also like to use Whatsapp along side Sew Zoom, to share close ups, instructions and videos.
If you know how to use Zoom that’s great, but if not, please don’t worry, I’m very patient and happy to show you the ropes! To start with, I’ll email you an invitation to attend a ‘Zoom Meeting’. Then on the arranged date and time you just click the link in the email under ‘Join Zoom Meeting’ and follow the instructions. It’s pretty simple, but if you’d like more detail, click HERE to watch a quick video by ZOOM which should help. Once you’re in the meeting I can explain more.
HOW TO BOOK:
I’m available to teach on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday afternoons. Weekends are only very occasionally available. Please email me to arrange a day/time. http://www.sewschool.co.uk/contact-helen/
Before booking a Zoom lesson, please bear in mind that it could be difficult for a complete beginner, especially a child, to learn with just verbal direction. I’ve made some very clear videos to help, but even so, I’ve found that some students need more hands on help to start with. Operating a sewing machine safely takes a certain amount of coordination, like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. Some people find this easy and some need more physical guidance.
Private tuition is normally £40 per hour, but because Sew Zoom lessons are restrictive I’ve reduced the cost to just £30 per hour. I’m also offering a half hour slot for £15, which would be good if you just have a few questions or you want to try Zoom out.
You can pay by PayPal or I can send you my bank details to make a transfer.