MEET OUR CERTIFIED EDUCATORS

Sallie Tomato Educators are passionate and skilled sewing enthusiasts dedicated to sharing their love for sewing and crafting with others. Get to know our wonderful educators below, and contact them to teach a Sallie Tomato class at your store or event. They're eager and excited to teach! 

Angie Hall

Location: Sycamore, Ohio

Angie began sewing in 4-H and developed a deep love for it over the years. She is enthusiastic about sharing her passion with others.

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Apun Ujjin

Location: Evans, Georgia

Apun was born in Thailand and migrated to Georgia when she was 4 years old. She has been sewing for 32 years, including quilts, clothes, and bags. She has been teaching sewing classes for about 20 years.

Social Media: IG @apunujjin

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Billie Jo Howard

Location: Spirit Lake, Iowa. Willing to travel to anywhere in the United States.

Billie Jo Howard is a passionate educator with a love for sewing and personalizing bags, quilts, and more. She can’t wait to share her knowledge, learn from others, and create beautiful projects together.

Social Media: IG @sewboji

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Carrie Wilquet

Location: Carpentersville, Illinois. Willing to travel to Northern Illinois, Eastern Iowa, St. Louis Area, Summers: Twin Cities and Duluth, MN.

Carrie learned to sew nearly 30 years ago. Taught by her mom, library books and YouTube; sewing grew into a passion. Currently a public school teacher, she is eager to share her love for sewing with others.

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Glo Jensen

Location: Pensacola, Florida. Willing to travel to anywhere in the United States

Glo has been sewing since she was little. With a Doctorate in Education, teaching is SEW empowering for her. She hopes others will join her in exploring the possibilities with Sallie Tomato products.

Social Media: IG @TheCraftyGlo

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Kathy Easter

Location: Villa Grove, Illinois

Kathy teaches classes to customers ranging from teens to those well into their 80s. She loves seeing the excitement and sense of accomplishment on their faces when they finish their projects.

Social Media: IG @kathycnm

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Kathy Seymour

Location: Glen, New Hampshire. Willing to travel to New England

Kathy has been sewing for more than 40 years and teaching for more than 20. She loves teaching and helping others develop their creative spark and find joy in making something special.

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Kim Innes

Location: Anderson, Indiana. Willing to travel anywhere in Indiana and also North America.

Seeking a creative outlet after getting two kids down for naps in the afternoons, Kim started making baby shoes, which eventually led to making slippers and bags. She’s been selling her makes since 2013.

Social Media: IG @jumpingpineapple

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Linnet Henningfeld

Location: Union Grove, Wisconsin

Linnet’s passion for sewing started in 4-H. Sewing has given her the opportunity to compete in fairs and quilt shows to share her skills and creative side. She looks forward to helping others in the same way.

Social Media: IG @linnetwilks

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Liz Foster

Location: Dallas, Texas

Liz started her bag making journey by making simple drawstring bags as party favors and the rest is history. She loves seeing all the details add up to a spectacular, fun, and functional bag!

Social Media: IG @yelladawg_creative

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Mara Anderson

Location: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Willing to travel anywhere

Mara’s journey into sewing began with her mother teaching her to sew clothing as a teenager. When teaching a class, she finds it very rewarding when students fully understand the techniques. 

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Myra Ortmann

Location: Corinth, Texas. Willing to travel to anywhere in the United States

Myra has been sewing for over 20 years and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Known for her creative approach and attention to detail, she loves inspiring students to develop their sewing skills.

Social Media: IG @Myra_sew_perfectly

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Patty Greening

Location: Walled Lake , Michigan. Willing to travel to anywhere in the United States

Patty has over 30 years of sewing experience and 20 years as a public school educator. She loves teaching new sewists about quilting, bag making, and home decor.

Social Media: IG @patty_greening_educator_page

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Sheré Hill

Location: Summerville, South Carolina. Willing to travel to South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Jacksonville, FL, Richmond, VA

Shere has always loved accessories, especially handbags. As a Sallie Tomato Certified Educator, she's thrilled to share the joy of creating professional-looking handbags on domestic machines.

Social Media: IG @SimplyShere

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Teresa Finnerty

Location: Cazenovia, New York

Teresa has always enjoyed sewing, her love for sewing has grown over the past decade. Her favorite bags are crossbody purses, totes and backpacks. She looks forward to sharing her love of bag making!

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Traci Mitterling

Location: Warroad, Minnesota

Traci has been sewing since she can remember. She loves creating a variety of different bags using a variety of different fabrics and looks forward to inspiring others on their bag making journeys.

Social Media: IG @tracimitterling

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