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Sewing: Sequence

ruAs a strong proponent of teaching pattern and draping to the beginning sewer, I often am asked: where do I start to sew? How does it all go together and in what order? There is a method to the madness … Continue reading

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What I learn from my Sewing Class Students

well, it’s been a short time since I have started MIA FASHI studios and Miami sewing classes but it has been an eyeopening experience!  I must say that there is a dire need for my services here in southwest Miami … Continue reading

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Sewing Machine Selection

Many students ask me what sewing machine should I buy. I want to learn to sew swimsuits or knit fabrics. Do I need an expensive sewing Machine?  Ask yourself what do you want to sew and how serious of a … Continue reading

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Learn Fashion Design Now in Miami

Many of we teachers of fashion and lifetime garmentos have seen that there is a real need in South Florida for an alternate training venue for sewing, fashion design, pattern making, swimwear and general vocational classes for aspiring designers and … Continue reading

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Fashion Design Divas Sewing it into Your Own Design

So you may be wondering, why should I learn to sew?  There are so many readily available and cheap clothes today and you love to shop? Well sewing is not just for your grandmother anymore. It gives today’s girl a … Continue reading

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Sewing Boot Camp: Beginning to Sew Tips for Fashion Designers

Machines & Tools It is said that the longest journey starts with the first step. So it is true for those who want to learn to sew or embark on their first sewing classes. Many places you don’t even need to … Continue reading

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Beginning Designers Q & A

Can I learn to sew and design if i have never sewed before? Yes, we will teach you the very beginner basic. If you already have portable machine you are welcomed to bring it with you and we will instruct … Continue reading

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How To Use Basic Knit & Purl To Create A Wide Variety Of Beautiful Stitch Designs

In my last teaching experience of Knitting, I learned that not only can I teach a beginner or seasoned knitted how to read a pattern, but apparently after all my years of pattern design, I can also teach you to … Continue reading

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Notes From A Fashion Diva & A Garment Goddess…

I’m Jill Odermann, head instructor and owner of Miami Fashion Classes @ Mia Fashi Studios in Miami. Starting this business and web page heralds a turning point in my personal life and my professional path! I’d like to share my … Continue reading

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