I love to teach my students the best sewing construction and neatening methods to use and how to achieve quality garments that look professional and fit well.
I try to approach teaching sewing differently than the way I learned.
For me sewing isn’t about obeying rules, I talk about sewing the way I experience it – sewing is about creative expression and a sewing machine is a really effective tool to do it with.
Of course, everything starting to your level.
I have had students off all levels from beginner to advanced and some professional too.
I could adapt my class in function with your project. I have had advanced students which wonted to sew their own wedding dress. I trained the professional seamstress with the haute couture sewing techniques.
During beginner class I teach how a sewing machine works, how to wind and insert the bobbin, how to thread the machine, how to change the presser foot and insert a new needle, how to control the stitch length and width, and what the most useful stitches are. We talk about basic maintenance and essential sewing supplies. Finally, we sew a drawstring bag while talking about how to shop for fabric, how to measure, mark, press and pin, and basic.
Hi, my name is Felicia TELEUCA. I am professional seamstress and teacher of sewing since 2006.
I have experience in women’s sample making, pattern-making and grading. I started a fashion services business in 2010 and since I have successfully developed several services for fashion professionals and private persons across Europe. Since 2011 I did contract work for well-known fashion houses in Belgium, France and Netherlands, where I learnt a wide range of pattern-making, grading, sample-making and haute-couture tailoring techniques. Occasionally, I have classes of design and patterning for my private clients.
Workshops 2-4 person at your home = 30AUD / person / 1h00
Sew Weekly Lessons = 45 AUD / person / 1h00
Policies for Workshops, Private Lessons or Sew Weekly Lessons.
• Due to limited spaces, no refunds are available if you cancel your workshop or private lesson booking. Please make sure you double check your dates before you book your workshop.
• A friend or family member is welcome to take you place if you are unable to attend.
• If your spot can be filled from a waiting list, your booking can be transferred to another workshop if notified within two weeks of the workshop start date.
If I cancel a Workshop or Course.
• You will be notified 48 hours prior to the time of your lesson if a class it is not possible. You will be offered a full refund or a credit towards a future course. The credit is valid for twelve months from the date of the cancelled workshop.
• In the event of you instructor cancelling due to illness, you will be offered a make-up class or full refund on that class.
Feb 2007— September 2018: Self Employed, TELEUCA Felicia Margareta, Brussels, Belgium.
Tailoring and fashion services for fashion houses and private clients:
• Experience in women wear across all product categories
o Excellent fabric knowledge and confident to work with expensive fabrics
o Painstaking and perfectionist with a sense of responsibility for the delivered work
o Punctual and flexible (excellent track record for delivery within timeframe and budget)
o Can work independently, but also integrated within a client’s team
o Pattern making, pattern grading, pattern digitizing
o Designing and sewing women's clothing, wedding dresses and ceremonial garments
o Bridal experience
• Sewing experience
o Excellent pattern reading skills
o taking measurements
o changing an existing pattern, or creating a new pattern for the client measurements
o using the pattern to cut out the fabric pieces
o tacking the fabric pieces together for a fitting
o making samples or ‘toiles’
o using industrial sewing machines or sewing by hand
o fitting the garment and adjusting to create a perfect fit
o combine creative and technical skills
o Knowledge of finishing techniques, fabrics and accessories
o High quality standard of completed product
o Preparation of the finished samples
o High technical level and attention to details
• Cutting techniques
o Accurately measuring cutting materials
o Lay-out efficiency
o Spot check patterns and suggest improvements
o Technical knowledge for making and creating patterns (paper or using CAD software)
o Advanced knowledge and experience using ASSYST system
o Correction and adjustment of the patterns after fittings
o Strong attention to detail
o Size generation for approved styles. Size sheets and basic sizing policies
o Computer grading
• CAD design and pattern making software, 2016 / 2017 – CADAssyst: Pattern making, pattern grading, production marker making, paper pattern digitizing, file conversion
• Fashion Design and Pattern Making, 2010 – 2011 – Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer, Brussels Belgium: Basics of pattern-making, sketching, style analysis, collection development, assembly techniques, fabrics technology
• CODECS Open University, Bucharest, Romania, 2002 – 2003: MBA Program Competitive management, financial management, Customer relationship management,
• International Computer School, Bucharest, Romania, 1998: Certificate in Computer Assisted Accounting and Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Industrial College no. 28 / High School, Bucharest, Romania, 1983 – 1985: Baccalaureate Diploma, Specialty “Garment Confectioner
Au fil du temps, j'ai appris à connaître Félicia et sa façon d'aborder la couture. Elle est très à l'écoute et très claire dans ses explications. Les cours avec Félicia sont supers ! Je les recommande à quiconque aimerait se lancer dans la couture. J'ai déjà suivi plusieurs cours avec d'autres professeurs mais Félicia sort du lot. Je la remercie pour sa patience et son professionnalisme. De fil en aiguille, elle m'a transmis son expérience sur les techniques de base de la couture. C'est ce que je recherchais en venant chez elle.
Felicia is a very patient teacher who adapts perfectly to student's level and helps them to progress.
It was extremely very nice to follow privte lessons with her during 3 years because she has taught me a lot. Thanks to her, I reached an almost professional level even though sewing is only my hobby.
Felicia have a really good knowledge in fashion (patterning, sawing and creativity). More than that, she explains really well. I always recommend her to my friends who would like to learn how to make a pattern or sawing. She is supper friendly and have patience who are the best quality for teaching.
I have known Felicia for several years. She is a very experienced seamstress, and has worked with a top couture house in Brussels. She also has run her own business, designing and making clothes including party and wedding dresses - she has made several beautiful dresses for me. She has a passion for creating which she loves to share with others. She is a kind, patient and honest person and I would not hesitate to recommend her and her classes to perspective students.
I met Felicia while I was living in Brussels.
She made me a pair of tailored trousers and numerous dresses.
Her work is fantastic. She is very friendly and helpful.
I would recommend Felicia to my best friends.
Felicia has helped me a lot with the construction of bespoke dresses for celebrities and famous personalities here in Brussels, Belgium. I really miss her a lot cause of her professionalism and her friendship now that she has moved to Australia. She actually truely is perfect as a patternmaker and seamstress. It took me years to find someone like her.
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