Sewing classes and lessons, for adults and kids, beginner to advanced, when and where you want in Austin

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Sewing classes and lessons when and where you want

Most of my sewing instruction is offered as private classes and lessons, scheduled at a time and location that work best for you - in your home, school, my home studio, or other shops. I only offer a few scheduled sewing classes each month ( Calendar) at sewing and crafting shops around Austin.

Based on your skill level and what you want to learn, there are options for beginners who have never sewn before, and for those who want to advance their sewing skills.

All sewing programs:

  • For adults and kids (ages 7+)
  • Options for all experience levels
  • Up to 5 people (simpler crafting projects are available for larger parties and groups)
  • Schedule weekends and weekdays
  • Sewing machines are available
  • Discounts for multiple people
  • Recurring and long-term instruction can be organized, including after-school sewing programs and camps
  • Enrichment drop-in sessions for schools and other organizations
  • Taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher with 18+ years experience teaching adults and children
  • Can take place in my home studio, at your house, school, or other locations

Contact me with any questions or to get started.

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 Workshops
Fun, Easy Projects
Sewing Workshops
Sewing Workshops
Clutch Handbag
Sewing Workshop - Clutch Handbag
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

Intro to Sewing Course

Sewing Programs

Multiple sewing programs available to provide a range of options so there's something for everyone.

Private Sewing Classes
per hour
  • Choose from the wide range of available sewing classes
  • 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
  • For beginners who want in-depth instruction, the Intro to Sewing Course is only $25/hour/person for the full 9-hour course

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Private Sewing Lessons
per hour
  • Custom curriculum is developed to cover exactly what you want to learn
  • Create projects from any commercial pattern
  • Take your idea from sketch to finished item
  • Get help with a challenging part of a project
  • Learn how to alter or upcycle garments
  • Discounts for 2 or more people
  • Additional discounts for more than 4 hours of lessons

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After-School Programs & Camps

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

  • Starts at 10+ hours over several days or weeks
  • Options for beginner to advanced students
  • Curriculum includes design, fashion, and decor
  • Custom curriculum is developed to cover specific projects and techniques
  • Can be coordinated with schools to take place on-site
  • Significantly discounted rates, with additional discounts for multiple people

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How It Works

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

1) Submit Request
Submit Form

Submit the private class or private lesson request form to begin the process. You can also contact me directly with any questions, or if you're not sure where to begin or what you need.

2) Coordinate Details

I will contact you to coordinate the details of what you want to learn, when, and where.

3) Confirm Schedule

You will receive an invoice prior to the first scheduled date, and convenient email and text confirmations.

Contact me with any questions or to get started.

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.


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.

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.

Rented Space

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

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Sewing Machine Rental

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

Sewing Machines for Rent

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

Days & Times

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

Give us a general idea of when you want to schedule the class, or a specific date and time if you already have that, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

At the very least, we need two weeks notice. The earlier you make the request, the better chance we'll be able to schedule the class for when you want.

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

Input your address to find your travel zone and related travel fee.

Zone 1 = $5 / trip
Zone 2 = $10 / trip
Zone 3 = $15 / trip

Zone 1 = $5 / trip
Zone 2 = $10 / trip
Zone 3 = $15 / trip
* Outside the travel zones, please contact me.

Classes/Lessons Terms & Conditions

Classes and Events Calendar

These are public classes and events. 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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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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