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Our Teachers

Here at the Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel we are very proud to have such a talented teacher staff for our 2018 classes.

All of them very enthusiastic, creative and have  a profound love for sewing. It is wonderful to see their dedication for teaching and helping our customers.
Come and visit to meet them and take some of the different classes they will have scheduled during the year.

Hi, My name is Mona Sarabia I am an avid quilter and a nurse. I belong to two Quilt Guilds, The Modern Quilt Guild and the Quilters Workshop of Tampa Bay.
I have been quilting since the early 1990’s and sewing before that but quilting is my passion. I love to teach quilting but I also dabble in other sewing projects, like embroidery and how to use your machine and feet, how to make purses, and so on.
I have a blog where I post how to video tutorials.
My first really good sewing machine was the Husqvarna Viking Rose which was an excellent machine and I traded it for the Topaz 30 which I love.  I have worked there at Husqvarna Viking at Joann’s in the past so I am familiar with the Viking brand machines. I hope to inspire beginning sewers as well as senior sewers too. I hope you will sign up for my classes we will have fun learning.
Happy Sewing and Quilting
Mona Sarabia (Seniorsews)

At the age of seven I joined the community 4-H Club where I learned and perfected the art of sewing for pleasure and competition until going off to college. Each year we were required to make at least one outfit to be submitted for judging at the local level, as well as county and state fairs. Perfection was required to secure those coveted blue ribbons. So I learned it.
During those years, I was also taught the art of quilting by my grandmother who spent summers with my family. Our block patterns were chosen from the designs published in the Saturday night paper. Template pieces were made from cereal box cardboard, traced onto fabric and laboriously cut and pieced by hand. It wasn’t until many years later that I was introduced to rotary cutting and machine quilting through several TV sewing and quilting shows. My grandchildren, great niece and nephew, as well as new babies of co-workers and friends have been the recipients of my work as I experimented with different techniques and designs.
When my children were little and my budget was tight, I made most of our clothes. I also had the opportunity to learn how to make traditional African ethnic clothing and for several years had a small custom sewing business.
My Bachelor’s Degree is in Art History, Painting and Photography. I also have Master’s Degrees in Business and Project Management. One of my jobs during my career was managing the Graphics Department for a large hospital corporation. All of these skills have come together and are being put to use in my series of Sew With Carol projects that I teach at the Sewing Center of Tampa Bay. Not only do I research projects, but also create many patterns from photos, and provide photographically illustrated instructions for each project.
Please join me for a Carol Sews class and learn new sewing skills by creating fun and useful projects with your Husqvarna Viking sewing machine and its accessories.
See you in class!!

Hi! I’m Meeghan (Mee) and when I’m not selling the best sewing machines in the world at our Sewing Center, I am a professional seamstress and designer specializing in Bridal and formal wear. I have been sewing professionally for almost 15 years now and I am in the process of launching my first bridal collection. I am excited to lead the SEW! Epic club and create amazing new projects on these fantastic machines that we never even dreamed were possible!

I have been a Viking owner for my entire career and love the versatility these machines bring to both my sewing and designs! Though I was introduced to the art of sewing as a child- helping my grandmother thread needles she couldn’t see and making soft sculpture dolls and clothes with my mother, it wasn’t until my own children were born and I wanted to decorate their nurseries with handmade quilts and curtains that I truly began to sew.  I went to work in a Husqvarna Sewing Center and was taught not only the ins and outs of the Viking machines (back in the days of the #1+) but I was mentored by some amazing women in the art of alterations and realized early on that I wanted to make my own bridal gowns. I started turning my clothes inside out to see how they were put together and studying patterns. Next thing I knew, I was drafting my own patterns and creating my own designs.

Being primarily self-taught, I have made EVERY sewing mistake that can be made along the way. My passion for teaching has brought mee to create lessons and projects that take out the guesswork and trial and error process that can stop many a seamstress in her tracks. Sewing needs to be enjoyable and exciting! The SEW! club will surely be both of these!

When I am not behind a sewing machine, I am either driving my 5 kids around to their activities or I am out running or teaching fitness and dance classes. I have lived in Florida for 5 years now and it is starting to feel like home!