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

Private Sewing Classes

Want to take a sewing class but can't find one that fits your busy schedule? Our classes are organized for a time and place that works best for you.

What makes these different from other classes is these are scheduled on YOUR time and at a location that's convenient for YOU. For one person, or get even better rates for groups of two or more!

How It Works

Arrange a private sewing class in 3 easy steps.

1) Select Skill Level
Select Skill Level

Select your skill level to see available sewing options.

For individuals or up to groups of 5, get friends, family, or siblings together who want to learn to sew. The more people in your group, the more you save.

2) Choose Sewing Option
Select Class or Personalized Lesson

Choose from available sewing classes or arrange personalized lessons.

  • Build a foundation of essential beginner sewing skills
  • Learn to make clothing, acessories and more
  • Refine your sewing skills

3) Submit Request
Submit Form

Fill out and submit the registration form.

After you submit the request we'll contact you to confirm the details and get you scheduled.

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Have questions? Contact us


The private sewing classes can be taught just about anywhere to make them as convenient as possible.

In Your Home

Learn to sew in the comfort of your home or in other spaces you're familiar with. We've also taught in schools, community centers, and other venues. See the travel fee map to look up the fee for me to come to your location.

Ronkita Design Studio

Our home studio has been designed for sewing production, and is a great place to immerse yourself in a sewing environment. You'll learn in a dedicated sewing space that includes all of the necessary sewing equipment and tools.

Shops / Rented Spaces

We have connections with studios around Austin that are perfect for lessons, group activities, parties, and more. Additional fees may apply to rent the space.


We coordinate with school administrators to organize after-school programs, drop-in enrichment sessions, or summer camps. Learn more about after-school programs.

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Prices & Options


Private Sewing Classes When and Where You Want

Price / Person:

1 = $35 / hour
2+ = $55-60 / person
2 - 3 hour sessions

Classes range from 2-3 hours, and discounts for multiple people vary based on the duration.

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


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

2 students
$55-60 / person
3 students
$50-55 / person
4 students
$45-50 / person
5 students
$40-45 / person

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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Not what you're looking for?

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

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