Sewing Classes

Sewing classes for kids and adults at locations around Austin where you'll learn to make something great!

Beginner sewing classes taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher. Based on your skill level and what you want to learn, the sewing classes below provide options for anyone who has never sewn before, and for those who want to advance their sewing skills.

Learn sewing skills like how to make your own clothes and how to install zippers. If you're completely new to sewing, get a taste of sewing and feel comfortable using a sewing machine in classes where no experience is needed.

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



Sewing Class
Koozies
Sewing Class - Koozies
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
Hemming Techniques
Sewing Class - Hemming Techniques
Sewing Class
Zippers
Sewing Class - Zippers
Sewing Class
How to Read a Pattern
Sewing Class - How to Read a Pattern
Sewing Class
Seam Finishing Techniques
Sewing Class - Seam Finishing Techniques
Sewing Class
Dog Collar and Leash
Sewing Class - Dog Collar and Leash
Sewing Class
Throw Pillow Cover
Sewing Class - Throw Pillow Cover
Sewing Class
Baby / Toddler Leggings
Sewing Class - Baby / Toddler Leggings
Sewing Class
Knit Pencil Skirt
Sewing Class - Knit Pencil Skirt
Sewing Class
Pajama Shorts or Pants
Sewing Class - Pajama Shorts
Sewing Class
Tote Bags
Sewing Class - Tote Bags
Sewing Class
Adult Knit Leggings
Sewing Class - Adult Knit Leggings


Quick-Project Workshops

Experience sewing with fun, easy-to-make projects. 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.

Koozies

Keep your favorite canned drink cool with custom koozies.

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.



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.

+ As an added benefit, you'll also receive a machine diagnostic coupon after registering for any of these technical classes. +

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.

Hemming Techniques

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

Zippers

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.



Beginner & Intermediate Classes

For the confident beginner or those who already know how to sew. These sewing classes will help you expand your skills with fun projects and technical instruction.

Clothing

Learn about garment construction and how to sew a wide variety of custom clothing for adults and kids.

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.

Accessories

Learn to create all kinds of custom accessories for your home, wardrobe, to give as gifts, and anything that you want to personalize with your unique style.

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.

Home Decor

Personalize your home with custom decor that you can easily make yourself and add your unique flare.

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.

Pets

Learn to make custom items for your pets too!

Dog Collar and Leash

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




Classes and Events Calendar

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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.

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


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