About the Instructor

Hi! I’m Eileen Manes, your sewing instructor. I am a wife and mother of three beautiful children. It has been a joy teaching my own kids to learn to sew at the same age I was when I learned to sew. Let me tell you a little about my long-standing love affair with sewing. I started with my first class at age nine. By the time I entered Junior High, I was making most of my own clothing.

I have called Denton home since 1986 when I moved here to study at North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas. In 1987 I earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. Primary emphasis: Clothing and Textiles with concentration in Fashion Design. After graduation, I was employed as a Pattern Maker and Pattern Grader in the clothing manufacturing industry in Dallas where I worked for several dress and sportswear designers.

In addition, I have sewn for the public, including the construction of several custom wedding gowns. I also worked as costume designer for The Little Theatre on campus of Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

Seams Sew Easy was established in August 2004 and my first summer camps were held in the summer of 2005. My goal is to make sewing fun and easy.

I look forward to making great things with you,

Eileen Manes, Owner/Instructor