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Amy Alan

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Amy Alan

I started crafting as a small child and have always made an effort to turn the everyday into art!

Amy Alan got her start in sewing as a child. Once she graduated college with a degree in fashion design, she then worked on the cutting room floor of a show apparel company as a technical designer. After that, she went into alterations and then finally teaching once we moved to Portland. Amy currently teaches sewing at Modern Domestic in Portland, Ore. and blogs at Really Handmade. Amy Alan teach sewing classes that mainly focus on developing skills, such as using machinery and patternmaking, but she does occasionally hold project classes as well. Ms. Alan says that, “Fit and precision are important skills to me, and I love to show my students the why’s and how’s of garment construction.”