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Thank you so much for posting the & quote; how to make a bow tie& quote; video on You tube. I am wardrobe team leader for a Community Chorus and our theme for the upcoming concert was &quote;Plaid Forever & quote;. My sister made a plaid vest for the director and I made 27 matching bow ties for the men singers. The fabric was a fine wool plaid and your instructions were clear and easy to follow even with the thickness of the fabric. I can't thank you enough. Needless to say, my fingers can now function again,

but it was all worth it.


Monika.

I was amazed as to how easy the lesson was to follow. I watched it twice and then went to work on a jacket that my friend ask me to alter. It seems that I have been elected to be the local seamstress for my friends. Everything that I have altered has been self taught by looking at how to's. But this was by all means the best tutorial I have ever seen, defiantly not just a how to that you have to figure most out on your own. I finished the jacket sleeves in less time than I thought it would take. I took my time and was finished in 2 hours start to finish including buttons. Looking at it you can't even tell that it was altered. I couldn't have done such a professional looking job without your help. So I thank you so much.


Mary.

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Hello Michael & the Guru Team

Just to let you know I have finished the wedding cravats & want to thank you so much for your help & tuition. The video was easy to follow & clear throughout. Lots of thanks & respect


Sarah.

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I am so glad that I've seen your video about skirt vents.  Very well explained and I have managed to complete my skirt.  


Tia.

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Comments: Hi Michael! Thanks so much for the free trial! You are one great teacher! I've been sewing for years and years, have quite a few sewing videos and lots of books and magazines about the subject. I must tell you that you've inspired me to up my game and be more mindful about all the little details that result in the garment looking store bought rather than homemade! I do try and do those things, but watching your wonderful videos have inspired me to take just a bit more time with all the "fiddly bits" and make sure that everything is just so. I trust you've heard of Craftsy? They would be lucky to get you as one of their online instructors! They don't have a course about tailoring a man's jacket, or one that showcases how to do the waistcoat in the way you do. Those would be pretty great to see over on Craftsy, and you'd have more exposure to an American audience. At any rate, thanks again for the  inspiration!


Kim.

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Wow! Thanks for the amazing video collection. Now I have everything Ineed to learn how to sew a trouser. Your site is really amazing! Anyway thanks for the speedy and helpful response.

Regards,

Mfanzile Dlamini.

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Hi I am so happy I joined again , think The lessons are fantastic and have only watched one up till now but learnt a lot I never knew ,best tutor there is explained very clearly. Amazing I have been sewing since I was 11 and making curtains in the last 20 years and still I learn great lessons of Michael he is one of the best teachers I know proper tailor. Thank you

Valerie Berry.

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I love your videos, SO detailed and you explain everything so well. I've also bought a years memberships to your site again- my 2nd year! I couldn't bear to be without it :)

Sabrina King.

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Marvellous site.  I look forward to more gems in tailoring and alterations. I must admit I'm a bit slow - not nearly as fast and confident as you - but generally eventually get there. My husband is, usually, pleased with multiple waistcoats in various fabrics - from brocades and velvets to wool - but the next project will probably be a jacket with shawl collar. I've also made ladies waistcoats using a ladies jacket pattern  with no sleeves. I've also got four (small) dogs, so might make them individual coats using your patterns, once I can figure out how to obtain different sizes (perhaps by scaling the paper patterns).

Thank you for giving me the confidence to do it properly and ' make it look really nice'.

Wendy Houldsworth.

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Wow! I am impressed! I got the sewing guru courses at a good discount with coupons, and it is probably the best course I ever bought- and now even good customer support! Wow!! Helps restore my hope in humanity! It turns out that since one of your team sent me my password (which, of course, I had forgotten to write down when I bought the course) I have been able to watch the course on my laptop and even my tablet! I am sometimes on the road for many hours at a time, and the option of watching the course on my tablet is awesome! Anyway, thanks again for your help. I look forward to creating my own wardrobe that will be so much more interesting and colorful than anything I could ever find in the stores.

Jim Mayhew.

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I enjoy the courses.  They are very thorough and current.  The instructor provides good details and explanations.

Chantelle Weeks.

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Hello Michael, I am so glad that I took your advice! I have now completed my first pair trousers.  I made them out of linen (a fabric I hadn’t used before) and they have turned out fantastic.  I followed along with each of your videos and created the toile and made it fit me.  I also made up the parts, as you did for the pockets and zip fly etc.  I even did a flap for the rear pocket and a double hook and bar for the front closure.  I do like this method since you then know if will work with your trousers.  Your explanations were spot on.  Of course I now have a toile to make other pairs of trousers. I learnt quite a bit when making them, but in the end, as you say, nothing was really complex if taken in baby steps.  There are one or two things I will take more care of next time.  However, the end result is a very usable pair of trousers.  I even put in a D ring inside the left pocket! Kind regards,


Kevin.

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Hello Team, I asked a question of you recently about a Steam Generator Iron. Well I finally decided on the Tefal GV8932. I have never used a steam generator iron before but I am completely blown away with this product and it far exceeds my expectations. I am presently making a lined skirt to Michael's instructions. The fabric is wool with a small repeat pattern which I have experienced problems in aligning the pattern of the fabric at the seams. After about 6 attempts I eventually got it right. Michael's videos are giving me endless quality sewing time. Thank you all. Patricia Griffin

Patricia Griffin.

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This site is FANTASTIC! I discovered a few of your tutorials on YouTube and followed the link to subscribe. I'm so glad that I did! I'm new to the craft and after mastering the fitted shirt I wanted to make my own jeans; particularly, I wanted to clone my Levi's 511 jeans and produce them in woolens; suiting's, tweeds, melton. I had purchased an online course that was unnecessarily complicated, confusing and inefficient and quickly became frustrated. Your module on jeans-wear has helped me immeasurably! Your instructions/demonstrations are very clear and easy to follow! I'm looking forward to absorbing all of this practical knowledge. I would love to see a tutorial on drafting block patterns for men's-wear, as everything I've seen online is oriented toward women's-wear.

Jon Martinelli.

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My role model in sewing .I have been inspired by his sewing style for a long time,and that has actually helped me perfect my sewing ability

Abdurrahman Dalhat.

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I'm totally a new person in Sewing but I'm thankful for this wonderful website thesewingguru.????

I've learned and still I'm learning everything from scratch to the end process of Sewing and patterns reading, fusing, stitching, seam allowance, etc.. I have followed the lessons and created my few projects smoothly but with hard efforts of course. I'll be more comfortable with more lessons on website and more practice .I recommend all to learn from this website.

Hemant Kumar.

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The Sewing Guru Michael Coates has opened my eyes to the mysteries of sewing and liberated my will to try mastering the seemingly difficult things like collars as well as all aspects of confidence building sewing projects that free my imagination to create what I feel and get the look intended by design. More importantly to be happy and enjoy sewing and growing in new skills, a better person. You will enjoy your time spent sewing here with all of us no matter what your skill level may be you will become a better sewing person. Michael Coates skills will rub off on you as you spend time having sewing fun. And you will be so proud of yourself as you learn new things.

Robert Bee.

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The best sewing class online

Tonie Millie.

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I am absolutely sure that now I will be able to improve my sewing skills with the Sewing Guru method. Have been guided through my difficulties promptly and efficiently. Thank you for your help great Sewing Guru.

Zoraide Alves Martins.

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Best sewing site online..

Boadai Atenya Enock.

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Definitely worth it. Videos are easy to follow. I just hope he keeps adding videos, and more techniques

Andrew Smith.

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I have previously subscribed to 2 sewing sites and watched many sewing videos, but nothing compares to the detailed step-by-step instructions I found on the “sewing guru”. For the first time I feel confidant enough to approach a difficult project like a tailored jacket. Thank you.

Freegypt Smart.

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Great site! Best I have found on the internet! This site makes me want to spend all day learning.

I’d like to start my own business sewing home decor and pet clothes and The Sewing Guru is going to help me on my way.

Michael Pirozzi.

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The best way I found to improve skills of sewings and many more here

Shalini Rajendra Sharma.

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The Sewing Guru is a very helpful website. the videos are very clear and detailed. I have learned a lot and recommend it to everyone

Babra Hussain.

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I would definitely recommend The Sewing Guru for his thorough way that he explains and his steps about the pattern ,even a young enthusiast can understand. Congratulations on a good job.

Sandra Olivier.

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This is a very helpful site and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about sewing.

Jeannie Villamor.

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Excellent tailoring sewing techniques, taught in a way that is easily understandable. I have learnt a lot of techniques, ways and methods in simple forms.

Fennel Fennell Fennelle.

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Great programme perfect for beginners through to advanced. Everything you need to know about sewing

Angel Barberette Pooley.

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I have been using this Website for about a Year and it's Absolutely Fantastic, I had been looking for something Online with "Professional Tailoring Techniques" and this was it??Also Love the New Crafting Section, All of the Video's are Brilliant, Thank You.

Suzanne Jackson.

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Michael is a first class tailor. Since I have joined I feel like I have my own personal tailor helping me. I find his advice and tips make sewing a joy and he helps step by step from beginning to the end. This has to be the best sewing site on the Internet.

Jill.

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This has to be the best sewing site on the Internet. I can’t believe how much I have learnt. Michael is the best teacher and the videos are so easy to follow

Sandra.

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Absolutely brilliant website! The videos are fantastic, very clear step-by-step instructions for any level. I honestly think it saved me months if not years of research.

Katerina Makarova.

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