Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew or take your skills to the next level?  Are you frustrated with your projects looking "home-made" or too disheveled?  Sumie Tachibana can help you I am a veteran fashion designer from New York and Los Angeles, and I can teach you.  Fashion design and teaching are my two biggest passions. I've been doing both for over 15 years in New York, Los Angeles, and now here in Richmond, Texas.  

I am now offering individual and small group classes in the Richmond and Sugar Land, Texas area. 

If you are interested in taking a class, please send me an email with your skill level, any particular sewing project interests, and ideal days/time.  

Looking forward to teaching you!

Sumie Tachibana


Bio and Credentials

I have worked in several facets of the fashion industry which includes: Elie Tahari fabric buyer, free-lance wardrobe stylist, fashion show producer, photo shoot art director, independent fashion designer. 

My work has been featured in publications and media which include Vogue Italia, WWD, Zink MagazineHope Street (UK Based), New York Magazine, ABC Local News, Time Out Magazine, and Vestal Magazine. 

Celebrity clients include: Director Rosemary Rodriquez, Kat Von D, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Silverstone, Alan Cumming, and Charlotte Sometimes.  To view the publication archives, please visit the press page.

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Natural Science | Textiles and Apparel
Concentration | Business Administration

Parsons School of Design | Further Education Fashion Design Program

University Honors

Depart of Human Ecology Student Excellence Award
Best of Cotton Fashion Design Award
Most Innovative Collection of they Year