In addition to teaching sewing classes, I provide some contract sewing services for specific projects. Because my studio is home-based, by law I cannot sew or alter women’s wear or other apparel. However, I can make: custom pillows, bolsters, cushion … Read More

Erika Schreiber

I worked with designer Erika Schreiber as she was beginning to launch her first collection in 2013. Erika studied with me to learn some of the basics of garment construction so that she would be better informed as a designer, and I helped … Read More


I worked with Olympic skiier Krista Schmidinger as she developed a line of women’s ski-wear Savine Sport. We worked on refining her patterns and testing new materials, and I provided assistance sourcing  some sample making and production for the line.   Allison was a … Read More

Printed Wild

I worked with Eva Calonder of Printed Wild as she was just beginning to start her business. Eva was already making spectacular prints on textiles, but wanted some help learning how to sew material into bags and slipcovers so that she could market … Read More

New Leaf Works

I worked with Gretchen Cook, the designer behind New Leaf Works, to help her work out some of the technical challenges and construction details of her line of minimalist handbags, pillows, and accessories. Her wok has been featured in The Washington … Read More

Volunteer Opportunities

 Only Make Believe, a local nonprofit organization that puts on interactive plays for children in hospitals and schools for special needs, is always looking for volunteers interested in using their sewing skills for a good cause.   I’ll be helping to … Read More


My studio is located at my home,  3401 Tilden St, Brentwood, MD 20722. Because this is also my residence I ask that visitors have an appointment or be registered for a class prior to arrival. PARKING There is plenty of … Read More

Class Calendar

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