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

Sewing Classes

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
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
Baby Bodysuit
Sewing Class - Baby Bodysuit

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.

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 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.


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

Baby Bodysuit

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

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.


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.


Learn to make custom items for your pets too!

Classes and Events Calendar


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 /

Not what you're looking for?

Check out all options for classes and private lessons, or contact me with classes and programs you'd like to see developed. You can also take this survey to let me know more about what you would like.