Sewing Camps

Keep kids active with engaging activities over summer and holiday breaks

The camp starts with students learning how to operate a sewing machine and basic sewing techniques. Then campers will learn to sew a wide variety of projects, make something new everyday and develop the skills to make more on their own after the camp.

  • For ages 7+
  • Up to 5 people
  • Schedule when you want - weekends and weekdays
  • Rates are discounted for multiple people so bring friends and siblings
  • Taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher with 18+ years experience teaching adults and children

For children younger than 7, or groups of more than 5, hand sewing projects are available.


Our sewing camps are personalized to fit your schedule, with half-day sessions over 3, 4 or 5 days. Scheduling options are based on our availability when you make the request. During the summer and holidays our schedule often fills up quickly, so be sure to book your camp as soon as possible.

Half-day Sessions

  • 3 hours
  • 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm


Sewing camps when and where you want with discounts for multiple people.

Number of Students
Number of Days
Daily Session Duration
Online Video Chat

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Online Sewing Classes

Live, interactive sewing lessons over video chat to learn to sew from the comfort of your home.

Not sure if online lessons are right for you?
We've developed an online learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person. I make the same project along with you so you can see actions from multiple camera perspectives as I guide you step by step.
Learn more or contact me about setting up a demo.

About the Instructor

Vanessa has over 18 years of experience teaching adults and children. In addition to offering sewing classes and lessons she is an instructor in the Fashion Design Program at Austin Community College. Previously, Vanessa was an instructor at The Stitch Lab where she taught intro and specialty sewing classes, gave private lessons, hosted parties, and ran summer camps. Beyond sewing she has taught art, yoga and English to children as young as two through high school-aged kids. She has taught adults and kids of all ages and enjoys 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, small-scale manufacturing and consulting projects that 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 that she shares with students on how to properly use and maintain their sewing machine.


Online Video Chat Only
Taking into consideration information provided by local and national health agencies we have decided to temporarily stop accepting new requests for in-person sewing camps. However, we know that life can't completely stop, and that creativity and personal interaction are very important to overall well-being. To continue providing sewing instruction our sewing camps can be taught via live video chat and scheduled at a time that works best for you.

When you're ready to get started, contact us with the number of students, number of days and when you would like to schedule the camp.

Contact us to learn more or get started
512-630-2115 /

Sewing Machines for Kids

If you're looking to buy a sewing machine for your child, these are a few I recommend.

While teaching and servicing sewing machines, I get to try out a LOT of different machines, and am frequently asked for recommendations. These recommended sewing machines for kids are simple to operate and easy to learn on. Plus, they have the one feature I always recommend for kids who are learning to sew - speed control. If you're not familiar with speed control, watch the demo below to learn more about this feature and why I suggest it for beginners.

Janome 7330 Magnolia
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Janome 8077
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Janome MOD-100
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Brother CS6000i
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Speed Control on Sewing Machines

Speed control is a feature found on many, but not all machines, and it maintains the speed of the sewing machine regardless of how hard you press on the foot pedal.

I teach many different students, and it's not uncommon for beginners to be intimidated by the speed of a sewing machine when they first sit down in front of one.

Contact us to learn more or get started
512-630-2115 /
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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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