Learn to sew when and where you want

Learn to Sew

Private sewing classes and lessons in Austin and surrounding areas.

Get the sewing instruction that you want by selecting from available classes, or get personalized lessons with projects and techniques that you want to learn. Then schedule for a time and location that work best for you.


Features

  • For adults and kids (ages 7+)
  • Schedule weekends and weekdays
  • Options for all experience levels, beginner to advanced
  • Up to 5 people (crafting projects available for larger parties and groups)
  • Sewing machines are available
  • Can take place in my home studio, at your house, school, or other locations
  • Discounts for multiple people
  • Taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher
  • Recurring and long-term lessons can be organized, including after-school sewing programs and camps

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How It Works

Arrange a private sewing class or personalized lesson in 3 easy steps.


1) Select Skill Level
Select Skill Level

Select your skill level to see available sewing options.

For individuals or up to groups of 5, get friends, family, or siblings together who want to learn to sew. The more people in your group, the more you save.

2) Choose Sewing Option
Select Class or Personalized Lesson

Choose from available sewing classes or arrange personalized lessons.

  • Build a foundation of essential beginner sewing skills
  • Learn to make clothing, acessories and more
  • Refine your sewing skills

3) Submit Request
Submit Form

Fill out and submit the registration form.

After you submit the request we'll contact you to confirm the details and get you scheduled.

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Have questions? Contact us



Classes & Lessons

There's something for everyone, whether you're new to sewing or want to take your sewing skills to the next level.


Private Sewing Classes
Sewing Classes On Your Time
Private Sewing Classes
Sewing Programs
After-School & Camps
After-School Programs and Camps
Sewing Class
Intro to Sewing Course
Intro to Sewing Course
Sewing Support
On-Demand Sewing Help
On-Demand Sewing Help
Sewing Workshops
Fun, Easy Projects
Sewing Workshops
Sewing Workshops
Clutch Handbag
Sewing Workshop - Clutch Handbag
Sewing Workshops
Embroidered Banner
Embroidered Banner
Sewing Workshops
Can Cozies
Sewing Workshop - Can Cozies
Sewing Workshops
Small Carry-All Tote Bag
Sewing Workshop - Carry-All Tote Bag
Sewing for Kids
Kids Sewing Classes & Lessons
Sewing for Kids
Sewing Class
T-Shirt Upcycle to Shorts
Sewing Class - T-Shirt Upcycle to Shorts
Gift Card
Gift Card
Beginner Sewing

In the beginner sewing classes, you'll learn how to use a sewing machine, basic sewing techniques, common terminology, and much more to start your sewing journey. For in-depth instruction, check out the Intro to Sewing Course.

Intro to Sewing Course

See Beginner Options


Intermediate & Advanced Sewing

If you already have some sewing experience, refine your sewing skills by learning to make more complex projects, like clothing, accessories, and home decor. Or focus on learning specific techniques like hemming, installing zippers, or finishing techniques.

See Intermediate & Advanced Options



Prices

Private Sewing Classes
$35
per hour
  • Choose from the wide range of available sewing classes
  • Options for beginners and advanced users
  • Projects include clothing, accessories, home decor, specific techniques like hemming, zippers, patterns, and more
  • Discounts for 2 or more people that drops the price to less than $30/hour/person

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Personalized Sewing Lessons
$50
per hour
  • Custom curriculum is developed to cover exactly what you want to learn
  • Create projects from a pattern
  • Get help with a challenging part of a project
  • Learn alterations or how to refashion garments
  • Discounts for 2 or more people, or more than 4 hours of lessons

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Sign up for a private sewing class or personalized lesson:

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Long-Form Sewing Programs

After-School Programs and Camps


Recurring sewing lessons to provide in-depth instruction for all experience levels.

  • Starts at 10+ hours over several days or weeks
  • Options for beginner to advanced students
  • Projects include design, fashion, and decor
  • Custom curriculum is developed to cover specific projects and techniques
  • Can be coordinated with schools to take place on-site
  • Keep kids active with engaging activities over school and holiday breaks
  • Organize group lessons for friends or siblings
  • Significantly discounted rates, with additional discounts for multiple people

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About the Instructor

Vanessa has 18+ years of experience teaching adults and children. She was an instructor at the Stitch Lab where she taught intro and specialty sewing classes, gave private lessons, hosted parties, and ran summer camps. In addition to sewing, she has also taught art, English and grammar to children as young as two all the way through high school-aged kids. Her teaching experience extends overseas as well when Vanessa was in the Peace Corps and she taught grades 1-12, and ran clubs and summer camps. Vanessa has taught adults and kids of all ages, and especially likes seeing how everyone applies their newfound sewing skills to express themselves.

Vanessa is a full-time seamstress, working with clients on a wide variety of custom projects and production, that helps to keep her current with the latest sewing trends and technologies. She is also a machine service technician and has expert knowledge on a wide range of sewing machines. This experience is shared with her students by showing them how to properly use and maintain their sewing machine.



Locations

Sewing instruction can be taught just about anywhere to make it as convenient as possible for you.


In Your Home

Learn to sew in the comfort of your home or in other spaces you're familiar with. We've also taught in schools, community centers, and other venues. See the travel fee map to look up the fee for me to come to your location.

Ronkita Design Studio

Our home studio has been designed for sewing production, and is a great place to immerse yourself in a sewing environment. You'll learn in a dedicated sewing space that includes all of the necessary sewing equipment and tools.

Shops / Rented Spaces

We have connections with studios around Austin that are perfect for lessons, group activities, parties, and more. Additional fees may apply to rent the space.

Schools

We coordinate with school administrators to organize after-school programs, drop-in enrichment sessions, or summer camps. Learn more about after-school programs.

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Options


Sewing Machines

Sewing Machines for Rent

If you're completely new to sewing, or don't want to travel with your machine, we have sewing machines available.

These machine are very user friendly, and feature speed control, that is beneficial for kids and beginners.

When you're ready to buy your own machine, I can provide recommendations based on your budget and the types of projects you want to make.

Days & Times

Scheduling Calendar

Weekends, weekdays, evenings, school breaks, etc. - whenever works best for you.

The earlier you make the request, the better chance we'll be able to schedule for when you want. We're often scheduling a few weeks out for weekend spots, and holidays/school breaks can be even busier.

Classes can be requested for these days/times:

  • Sun: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Mon - Thurs: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Fri - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Travel Fee

If you want the class/lesson to take place at your location, input your address to find your travel zone and related travel fee. The travel fee is charged per trip.

Zone 1 = $10 / trip
Zone 2 = $15 / trip
Zone 3 = $20 / trip

Zone 1 = $10 / trip
Zone 2 = $15 / trip
Zone 3 = $20 / trip
* Outside the travel zones, please contact me.

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Classes and Events Calendar

These are public classes and events available at locations around Austin. See event details and sign up options. If a class you want to take isn't listed here, or scheduled at a time that's convenient for you, learn more about arranging it as a Private Sewing Class.

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If you need urgent help with your sewing project, or just have a few questions, contact me for assistance over the phone or using video chat. Get help with sewing techniques, patterns, quick fixes to garments, domestic sewing machines, tools, and more.

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Sewing classes for all skill levels. The wide range of classes and projects will introduce you to a variety of sewing techniques and paths, like learning to make your own clothes, home decor items, bags/purses, accessories and more.

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If a sewing class isn't currently scheduled, or available at a time or place that's convenient for you, it can be scheduled as a private class at a time and location that works best for you. For one person, or get even better rates for 2 or more people.

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Private sewing lessons for individuals or groups with personalized lesson plans developed to cover what you want to learn. For all skill levels, and these can take place in your home, school, meeting centers, or other sewing studios.

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Sewing lessons specifically for kids that includes in-home lessons, after-school programs, classes, and parties.

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Personalized sewing programs to provide in-depth instruction for all experience levels.

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