Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons or Saturday Mornings

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning and evening or Saturday afternoon

Learn to sow in this beginners course where you will learn the basics

If you are looking to advanced your skills, this class is for you. Learn advanced techniques in pattern fitting.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning and evening or Saturday afternoon

Take your skills or new hobby to the next level and on an adventure

Hey There, Welcome to Sewing and Fitting Mentor!

I’m Renee, your fellow sewing enthusiast, adventure lover, and the heart behind this cozy corner in Downtown Forest Lake, Minnesota. For over 30 years, I’ve been stitching my way through bridal gowns, historical costumes, and everything in between. But here’s the thing – my biggest passion isn’t just creating; it’s sharing this fabric-filled journey with you. Whether it’s your first time picking up a needle or you’re diving back into the sewing world, I’m here to guide you every step of the way.

Never Touched a Sewing Machine? No Problem!

If you’re wondering whether Sewing and Fitting Mentor is right for you, let me put those doubts to rest. Our studio is an open, lab-style classroom brimming with creativity, learning, and a whole lot of sewing magic. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never seen a sewing machine up close or if you’re looking to polish up your skills – you’re in the perfect place to start, learn, and grow.

A Little About Me (Yes, the Motorcycle Part Is True!)

Before diving headfirst into the world of sewing education, I was a dedicated homeschool mom and, yes, a motorcycle enthusiast! Riding my Honda Shadow 1100, whom I lovingly call Gypsy Rose, is one of my favorite ways to feel empowered and free. Just like sewing, riding is all about the journey, the exploration, and, of course, a bit of adventure.

My transition from professional dressmaking to teaching came from a desire to share the joy of sewing with others. After teaching through community education, I found my true calling in mentoring. The Sewing and Fitting Mentor isn’t just a studio; it’s where I get to support and celebrate every stitch, challenge, and triumph alongside you.

A smiling woman with curly hair wearing a light blouse and sunglasses on her head, seated in front of fashion illustrations inspired by sewing classes in Minneapolis.

Struggles? Oh, We’ve All Been There

Believe me, I’ve faced my fair share of sewing challenges, from daunting patterns to elusive perfect fits. That’s precisely why Sewing and Fitting Mentor exists – to offer a helping hand, an understanding nod, and a community where every sewing obstacle is just another opportunity for growth and celebration.

Our doors are open to everyone, from 8 to 82 years old, eager to learn the art of sewing at their own pace. Our classes cover the basics to more advanced techniques, all in a supportive and friendly environment. Here, it’s not just about the sewing; it’s about building friendships, sharing stories, and creating memories that last a lifetime.

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