About Us

Sew Joyful Teaching

Learn to sew joyfully at your pace. We teach you the skills needed to successfully sew projects that meet your passion. Join us for sewing classes in Durham, NC the Bull City.

Beginner? No problem, we will teach you all you need to know to get started.

Haven’t sewn in years? Welcome back, let us help you remember why you love sewing.

Expert sewer? Awesome! Join us to learn something new for your next project. 

Meet the Instructor

I am Markea Sawyer, owner and instructor of Sew Joyful Teaching. I fell in love with the artistry of sewing 12 years ago. Having a sewing community at my alma mater, North Carolina Central University allowed me to learn and share the art of sewing. Sewing is a skill that widely exist but rarely taught. As many, I grew up watching my grandmother and mother sew, but I never received an official lesson. With Sew Joyful Teaching, I wish to sharing the joy and education of sewing! I hope to see you in front of a sewing machine.