Intro to Sewing Course

An in-depth, beginner sewing course that gives you expert information to build your skills and take on more projects

If you're completely new to sewing, this three-part course is a comprehensive set of three, 3-hour private classes with projects designed for beginners to give you the perfect introduction to sewing.

The projects in this course pack in a lot of information for anyone who has never sewn before to get you sewing quickly. Based on your availability, budget, and what you want to learn, select from three options that build your sewing skills with different projects.

These are scheduled at a time that works best for you. Take them one at a time, or schedule them together for a discount. Plus, there are additional discounts for multiple people in your group, so bring friends or family members too.


The perfect introduction to learn the basics of sewing and how to use a sewing machine, or a quick refresher if it's just been a while since you last used a sewing machine.

Part I only

Refine your skills on a sewing machine and learn techniques that will prepare you for more advanced projects.

Parts I & II

Everything you need to feel confident on a sewing machine and ready to take on more projects.

Parts I, II & III


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.

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Custom Sewing Services

Custom Sewing

Any of the items made in our classes can also be made custom for you. We specialize in creating custom clothing, decor, stuff for pets, and more.

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Request custom projects, or contact Ronkita Design with any questions, comments or custom orders at: 512-630-2115 /




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