About Us

Read more about the story behind Nimble Fingers Sewing.

An early love for teaching and sewing…

I always knew I wanted to teach in some capacity.  Some of my earliest memories were lining my dolls up in the hallway with a pencil and paper in their hands. After completing my degree in Business Education, I went to work as a payroll clerk in a small doctor’s office. While this was fun, it wasn’t my bliss—teaching.

I taught middle school “business careers” for two years and then moved on to teaching business at a small school system in my area.  I knew I had found my spot! I continued there for many years and only left when my new hubby transferred to the air station in Elizabeth City, NC where I taught for 4 years. I also taught at the local community college and enjoyed teaching adults too.

During all this time, I continued to sew for myself and others.  It was a natural thing to do. I sold things on Ebay as well as craft shows and bazaars. When I retired, I embraced it with joy for about 3 years or so.  Then I realized something was missing. As I was still sewing,  it wasn’t that. It was the teaching piece.

This gave birth to Nimble Fingers Sewing. I could combine my two skills—sewing and teaching! I enjoy very much the interaction with students and helping them with a lifelong skill is amazing.  I am proud to say I have students who return over and over.

I love in person classes, but COVID-19 has put an end to that.  We will resume as soon as all this madness is over.  In the meantime, I will try my best to offer online classes.

I currently live in Raleigh, close to our kids and 5 grand kids, and two itty-bitty dogs.  I look forward to meeting you soon in one of my classes!

Bless you, Sandy


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My Teaching Philosophy

Statistics tell us that some people learn best by reading and some by listening, but students do excel with hands-on learning. I truly believe this is the best way for most students to learn.

I tell students what we’re going to do, show them what to do, and then let them do it  – mistakes and all! With a little practice and guidance, almost anyone can learn to sew.

If you would like to visit my Etsy store to see some things I have made– find my Etsy shop here  https://handmadeheaven.etsy.com.  

Looking for an activity that is fun, useful, and educational?

Come discover the joys of sewing!


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