Beginner to advanced sewing classes for kids and adults where you'll learn to make something great

Sewing Classes

Sewing classes taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher.

Based on your skill level and what you want to learn, these sewing classes provide options for anyone who has never sewn before, and for those who want to advance their sewing skills. Learn how to make clothes and home decor, and specific techniques like hemming and installing zippers.


If you're completely new to sewing, check out the Intro to Sewing course or the Quick-Project Workshops.

Private Classes

If you see a class you want to take but it's not available at a time or location that's good for you, see the flexible options for arranging it as a Private Sewing Class.

Class options and availability change frequently so check back often and don't wait too long to sign up! Contact me with any questions or if you can't find what you need.

Private Sewing Classes
Sewing Classes On Your Time
Private Sewing Classes
Sewing for Kids
Kids Sewing Classes & Lessons
Sewing for Kids
Sewing Class
Can Cozies
Sewing Class - Can Cozies
Sewing Class
Small Carry-All Tote Bag
Sewing Class - Carry-All Tote Bag
Sewing Class
Drink Coasters
Sewing Class - Drink Coasters
Sewing Class
Wine Gift Bag
Sewing Class - Wine Gift Bag
Sewing Class
American Girl Doll Clothes
Sewing Class - American Girl Doll Clothing and Accessories
Sewing Class
Athletic Leggings & Shorts
Sewing Class - Athletic Leggings and Shorts

Quick-Project Workshops

Experience sewing with fun, easy-to-make projects. No experience, sewing machine, or materials required - just show up and leave with something cool! These projects provide a taste of sewing and the workshops will give you the skills to make more on your own. They also make great, personalized gifts for holidays and parties.

Drink Coasters

Protect your furniture and personalize your home decor with custom drink coasters.

Drink Cozies

Keep your favorite canned drink cool with custom cozies.

Small Tote Bag

Carry your essentials in this custom tote bag.

Wine Gift Bag

Add your unique touch when giving a gift of wine with a custom bag.

Beginner & Intermediate Sewing Classes

I have taught and developed curriculum for a large number of sewing projects. These are geared towards the confident beginner or anyone who already knows how to use a sewing machine.

American Girl Doll Clothes

Learn to make clothing and accessories for your 18" doll.

Athletic Leggings & Shorts

For exercising, yoga, running, or other activities, learn to create your own pair of custom leggings or shorts.

Baby Bodysuit

Learn to make your own custom baby bodysuit for your own baby or as a unique gift.

Baby/Toddler Leggings

An intro to sewing with knits, and you'll also leave with an adorable finished project at the end.

Knit Pencil Skirt

An intro to sewing with knits using a classic design that's simple to make.

Adult Knit Leggings

Learn to create your own pair of custom leggings to wear when you go out out or to exercise.

Pajama Pants or Shorts

Learn to make some comfy pajama pants or shorts and advance your sewing skills in the direction of making garments.

Skater Skirt

Versatile, ever-trendy, and flattering, learn to make a custom skater skirt to add to your wardrobe.

T-Shirt Upcycle to Shorts or Pillow

Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a custom throw pillow cover or a pair of lounge shorts.

Tote Bags

A beginner class that builds on basic sewing techniques, sets the foundation for more advanced projects, and you create a cool tote bag.

Throw Pillow Cover

Spice up any room or outdoor space in your home with a mix of designs and prints, or match a specific decor. Endless possibilities to get exactly what you want.

Dog Collar and Leash

Show off your pup's unique style by learning to create a custom dog collar and leash.

Technical Series

Learn specific techniques that can be applied to any sewing project. These 2-hour sewing classes are perfect for anyone, beginners or advanced, who want to get more into the fine details of garment making, or just learn very useful techniques.


Learn different hemming techniques so you can modify and professionally finish your garments.


Learn to be an ace at installing all kinds of different zippers for a wide range of sewing projects.

Seam Finishing Techniques

Learn how to finish your garments to give them that professional touch.

How to Read a Pattern

Learn everything that is involved with using vintage, modern, and downloadable patterns so you can feel confident creating new projects from patterns.

Private Sewing Classes

Private Sewing Classes

Get in-person sewing classes when and where you want to learn to sew

Did you see a class that you want to take, but it's not available at a time that's good for you? No problem, now you can request the class as a private class and learn at a time and location that is convenient for you!

For adults or kids, get friends, family, or siblings together who want to learn to sew. You'll receive a discount for the more people in your group.

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About the Instructor

Vanessa has a long history of teaching, and 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 also a machine service technician and likes to share helpful tips with her students on the operation and maintenance of their machines.

Your one stop shop for sewing and creative supplies

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

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