Lessons and classes to teach kids how to sew

Sewing for Kids

Convenient classes and personalized lessons for kids that are taught when and where you want.

Sewing is a wonderful activity for kids that lets them be creative and teaches a number of valuable skills. It engages kids in a fun and constructive manner, that not only enables them to express themselves creatively, but also builds upon skills related to dexterity, design, problem solving, math, and engineering.

We offer a wide range of options for children to learn how to sew, including classes and personalized lessons, after-school programs, camps, tutoring, and parties. Based on skill level and what they want to learn, select from available classes, or personalized sewing curriculum can be developed. Projects include clothing and costumes, doll clothes, accessories, home decor, plush toys, hand sewing, and much more. Kids can also learn to use sewing patterns, and how to create their own designs.

Classes and lessons are scheduled when it's convenient for you, during the week or weekends, and take place in your home, my home sewing studio, or other spaces you're familiar with.


  • For ages 7+
  • Options for all experience levels, beginner to advanced
  • Up to 5 people (simpler crafting projects are available for larger parties and groups)
  • Schedule weekends and weekdays
  • Sewing machines are available
  • Can take place in my home studio, at your house, school, or other locations
  • Discounts for multiple people
  • Taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher with 18+ years experience teaching adults and children
  • Recurring and long-term lessons can be organized, including after-school sewing programs, tutoring, and camps

Sewing Classes

Popular beginner and advanced sewing classes so there's something for kids of all experience levels.

Beginner Basics


Zipper Pouch
Zipper Pouch


Embroidered Banner


American Girl Doll Clothing and Accessories
American Girl Doll Clothing


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Sewing Camps

Keep kids active with engaging activities over summer and holiday breaks

Flexible sewing camps that are personalized to fit your schedule. Arrange 3, 4 or 5 day camps, for half-day or full-day sessions, at times and locations that are most convenient for you.

All needed fabric, tools, and materials are provided, plus sewing machines are available for free if you don't bring your own.

Students will learn how to use a sewing machine and hand sewing techniques to make a wide variety of projects to take home. Starting age is 7, but for younger kids hand sewing projects are available.

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After-School Sewing Programs

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

Working with private and public schools, social groups and individuals, curriculum is developed based on the number of classes, skill level, and what students want to learn.

Programs include beginners who have never sewn before, to advanced students who design and create their own projects. We also coordinate with teachers, administrators, and other instructors to integrate projects and curriculum from other courses. In some cases, multi-semester curriculum is developed so students can continue with the program and refine their sewing skills.

Do you want sewing offered at your school? Contact me to explore program options, or ask your school administrators to contact me.

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Tutoring & Personalized Lessons

If your child wants to learn something that's not currently available as a class, then personalized lesson plans and projects can be developed that are tailored to exactly what they want to do.

For groups of more than five kids and parties, simpler crafting activities are available.

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Sewing instruction can be taught just about anywhere to make it as convenient as possible for you.

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.

Sewing Machines & Supplies

Kids can learn on their own sewing machine, or sewing machines can be provided. Other tools and supplies are also usually provided to make each lesson as easy as possible to setup. This also provides you with the opportunity to learn about the necessary supplies before buying them yourself.

With some lessons, particularly for beginners just starting out, fabric is also provided to teach the essential sewing techniques. When fabric or other supplies aren't provided, a full list of everything needed will be provided based on the project.

Ready to buy a sewing machine? See recommended sewing machines and features below.

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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-50
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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.

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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.

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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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