Owner/Instructor Rebecca Szetela has been sewing and teaching sewing for many years. She has a BA in Art from Tufts University and the Boston Museum School, MBA from Simmons School of Management and was a resident artist and craftsperson at Emerson Umbrella in Concord, MA.
Supervisory Sewing Instructor Sharon is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Los Angeles, CA and has spent many years as a stylist with Hollywood movie & T.V. studios. Today she designs costumes for local black box theater productions plus custom wedding gowns & clothing. Sharon also sells her custom bags and totes at craft fairs all over New England. Sharon gets her inspiration through the beauty of travel and enjoys sharing her creativity & experience through teaching. Sharon teaches kids, teens and adults with skill and humor.
Sewing Instructor Samantha is well-known locally for her meticulous, hand-sewn Revolutionary Re-enactment garments. “Sam” grew up in South Acton, learning to sew & hand-embroider at an early age. While Sam’s former professional background was in civil engineering design and surveying, today her design challenges center around construction of period garments sewn completely by hand. Sam is very creative, enjoys people and is excited to be teaching sewing with us.
Sewing Instructor Karen loves to sew and has been sewing for most of her life. Karen is great with kids and loves to teach children and teens how to sew!
Sewing Instructor Susanne has been sewing quilts for 25 years and garments for close to 50 years! She is a great sewing teacher with a keen eye for detail! Susanne has taught at Create!® Sewing Studio for many years.
Sewing Instructor Denise is a very knowledgeable sewing instructor who teaches in a local elementary school when she is not here helping teach the kids.
Sewing Instruction Intern Alaina is a rising Junior studying Fashion Design at Framingham State University. We are happy that she is teaching with us this summer!
Rebecca, you are a great teacher. This is obviously your passion. — C.F.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! — A.G.
Thank you for a great birthday party! The girls had a lot of fun.” — M. D.
Thank you for taking me on as one of your students. How delighted I am to finally be learning to sew…your patience & thoughtfulness, along with your knowledge & skill, make for a solid experience. — P. P.
Thank you for getting me started! I’m loving my machine now… — J. F.
Thank you so much for teaching my daughter to sew! I know I wouldn’t have the patience. She has really enjoyed her lessons & I love that she has a life-long skill. — A. G.
I had so much fun today, and you’re a great teacher! — L. C.
[My daughter] had such a great time and made so many wonderful items. Thank you so much! — M. B.
It was such a wonderful experience learning to sew at your studio this week. [We] had a fabulous time. Thank you! Lisa S. P.S. I saw the photos of us that you posted on Facebook – they are so cute!
[My daughter] is so proud of herself & brought all her projects on vacation so she could show what she made. She keeps asking people if they need buttons sewn on so she can do it for them. — Robyn S.