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. Although she originally ran the sewing studio out of her home, Create!® Sewing Studio has now been relocated to 274 Great Road in Acton, MA 01720.
Senior 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 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 Junior studying Fashion Design at Framingham State University. We are happy that she taught with us this summer and we hope to have her join us to teach again with us next summer!