Welcome to Tilden House Studio, the private workshop of sewing instructor Allison Lince-Bentley! At my home in Brentwood, Maryland (on the border of Washington, DC) I offer small group sewing classes and private lessons for children and adults, with a … Read More


I’ve made a list of some of the most common questions I get at the studio. Click the links below for more info:    

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The studio is a separate building located in the backyard of my home. It is climate controlled and fully equipped with four sewing stations and cutting height (36″) tables that I pop up or down depending on the class. All … Read More

Kids and Teens Classes

I have been teaching children for over a decade in many settings — schools, community centers, youth employment programs, camps and one on one — and have found that sewing is a craft that offers meaningful learning to young people … Read More

Adult Classes

Classes at my studio are all small groups (usually 4 students), which makes it possible for me to dedicate personalized attention to each individual. Whether you are coming for some weekly creative “me-time” or just want to learn a useful … Read More


If you’d like to ask questions or schedule a brief call with me before booking lessons, please feel free to email me. I am not always able to get through all my emails each day, but I do my best … Read More


POLICIES I now require proof of vaccination for all of my in-person classes, workshops, and private lessons. All students must be masked. When registering for a class, you will need to upload a picture of your vaccination card. This is … Read More

Private Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons give you personalized assistance on topics and projects you choose. We discuss your interests and goals and I work with you to design a lesson (or series of lessons) that help you build your skills or … Read More

My Experience

The¬†opportunity to teach is an honor. What I enjoy most about teaching is the chance to get to know my students and nurture their love for this wonderful craft. I started sewing with my mom at age 7, but stumbled … Read More