A great introduction to basic sewing techniques and using a sewing machine

Beginner Basics

Learn the basics of operating a sewing machine and essential techniques to get you sewing quickly.


Whether you've never sewn before or it's been a long time since you last touched your sewing machine, this class will provide you with what you need to jump into sewing. Sewing can be overwhelming with all of the features and moving parts, but it does not have to be.

In this class we will go over all necessary basics to make sure you are comfortable with your sewing machine. We will cover everything a beginner needs to know that will leave you confident to take the next step towards other classes. Several of the classes build on each other and can help you get more familiar with techniques and gain skills of all kinds.

We will go over aspects of your machine and its functionality and then make a drawstring bag.


What You'll Learn

  • How to
    • properly thread your machine
    • wind your bobbin
    • install your bobbin
    • choose appropriate thread and fabric for your project type
    • create a casing
    • pivot at corners
    • backstitching
  • What all of the moving parts and pieces of your machine are and how they work
  • Seam allowance
  • Common sewing terminology
  • What should be in your first sewing kit
  • Lots of tips, tricks, and techniques to make your journey so much more fun!

Prerequisites

None! This class is for the absolute beginner or someone who wants a quick refresher.


Materials

When starting a new endeavor for the first time, even selecting basic supplies can be overwhelming, so fabric and necessary tools are provided. If you don't have a machine, rent one for this class when registering.


Price

Private Sewing Classes When and Where You Want

Price / Person:

1 = $35 / hour
2+ = $55 / person
Duration
2 hours


Sewing machines available if you don't have your own.

Discounts

Discounts are available for multiple people in your group, so bring friends or family members too.

2 students
$55 / person
3 students
$50 / person
4 students
$45 / person
5 students
$40 / person

Bulk Class Discount
The more classes you take, the more you save. For consecutive classes taken within 60 days, the prices are:

  • Classes 1-2: Standard rate
  • Classes 3-6: 10% off standard rate
  • Classes 7+: 15% off standard rate

* Classes taken at partner locations are not applicable to be included in the bulk class discount.





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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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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Beginner Basics

Submit the form below to complete the request, and we'll get back to you with next steps. Please also feel free to contact us with any questions.

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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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Contact Ronkita Design with any questions, comments or custom orders:

512-630-2115




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