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.

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.

Where to Start

If you're completely new to sewing, or want a refresher, we have a variety of sewing classes for you to experience sewing. Choose from easy workshops to get a quick taste of sewing, get more detail in the Beginner Basics class, or dive into the comprehensive Intro to Sewing Course.

Then you'll be ready for more easy, beginner sewing classes to build a foundation of essential skills, or step up to the intermediate and advanced classes.

When & Where You Want

Get in-person sewing classes when and where you want to learn to sew that's most convenient for you.



Sewing Class
Intro to Sewing Course
Intro to Sewing Course
Sewing Support
On-Demand Sewing Help
On-Demand Sewing Help
Sewing Workshops
Fun, Easy Projects
Sewing Workshops
Sewing Workshops
Clutch Handbag
Sewing Workshop - Clutch Handbag
Sewing Workshops
Embroidered Banner
Embroidered Banner
Sewing Workshops
Can Cozies
Sewing Workshop - Can Cozies
Sewing Workshops
Small Carry-All Tote Bag
Sewing Workshop - Carry-All Tote Bag
Sewing for Kids
Camps, Classes & Lessons
Sewing for Kids
Sewing Class
T-Shirt Upcycle to Shorts
Sewing Class - T-Shirt Upcycle to Shorts
Gift Card
Gift Card
New to Sewing Classes

If you're completely new to sewing, or just want a refesher, start with any of these options to experience sewing and develop the skills you need to take on more projects.

Workshops

Get a quick taste of sewing and have fun making something for yourself. Just show up and leave with something cool!
Duration: 2 Hours

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Beginner Basics
Beginner Basics

A great introduction to basic sewing techniques and using a sewing machine.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Intro to Sewing Course
Intro to Sewing Course

A flexible, in-depth series of private classes for beginners to cover essential sewing techniques and using a sewing machine.
Duration: 9 Hours

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Sewing Life Skills

Learn how to make common repairs and alterations to your clothes without using a sewing machine.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Embroidered Banner

Combine the beauty of embroidery and the creativity of sewing to craft your personalized banner.
Duration: 3 Hours

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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.
Duration: 2 Hours

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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.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Wine Gift Bag

Add your unique stytle when giving a gift of wine with a custom bag.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Sewing Camps

Keep kids active with engaging activities over summer and holiday breaks.

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After-School Sewing Programs

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

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Beginner Sewing Classes

If you've taken any of the New to Sewing classes, or you're comfortable using a sewing machine, then you're ready to learn how to create these easy, beginner sewing projects.

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.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Elastic Waistband Skirt for Adults or Kids

An a-line, elastic waistband skirt, that's easy to make in sizes for kids or adults.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Zipper Pouch

Learn to create a custom, versatile zipper pouch at any size to store or carry anything you want.
Duration: 3 Hours

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Apron

Dress up any culinary occasion and master your grill in style with a custom apron.
Duration: 3 Hours

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Intermediate & Advanced Sewing Classes

You don't need a lot of sewing expereince to learn to make these projects. The classes below are for the confident beginner, or anyone who already knows how to use a sewing machine, to learn more techniques and build their sewing skills.

Athletic Leggings & Shorts

For exercising, yoga, running, or other activities, learn to create your own pair of custom leggings or shorts.
Duration: 3 Hours

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Knit Pencil Skirt

An intro to sewing with knits using a classic design that's simple to make.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Skater Skirt

Versatile, ever-trendy, and flattering, learn to make a custom skater skirt to add to your wardrobe.
Duration: 3 Hours

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Knit Leggings

Learn to create your own pair of custom leggings to wear when you go out out or to exercise.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Shorts with Front-set Pockets

A relatively simple shorts pattern, that's cute, great for summer, and with a stylish retro feel.
Duration: 6 Hours

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American Girl Doll Clothes

Learn to make clothing and accessories for your 18" doll.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Baby Bodysuit

Learn to make your own custom baby bodysuit for your own baby or as a unique gift.
Duration: 3 Hours

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Pajama Pants or Shorts

Learn to make some comfy pajama pants or shorts and advance your sewing skills in the direction of making garments.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Baby/Toddler Leggings

An intro to sewing with knits, and you'll also leave with an adorable finished project at the end.
Duration: 3 Hours

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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.
Duration: 3 Hours

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Dog Collar and Leash

Show off your pup's unique style by learning to create a custom dog collar and leash.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Technical Series

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

Hemming

Learn different hemming techniques so you can modify and professionally finish your garments.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Zippers

Learn to be an ace at installing all kinds of different zippers for a wide range of sewing projects.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Seam Finishing Techniques

Learn how to finish your garments to give them that professional touch.
Duration: 2 Hours

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Personalized Lessons

Get a custom sewing program designed just for you that covers exactly what you want to learn.

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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. 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 designer and 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.


Classes and Events Calendar

These are public classes and events available at locations around Austin. If a class you want to take isn't listed here or scheduled at a time that's convenient for you, any of our sewing classes can be arranged at a time and location that work best for you.

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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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512-630-2115





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