Experience sewing with fun, easy-to-make projects

Sewing Workshops

No sewing machine, materials, or experience required - just show up and leave with something cool!

If you're curious about sewing or just want to have a good time making something for yourself, this is the class for you. In this beginner-friendly workshop you'll get hands-on experience with a sewing machine and learn to sew a project of your choice.

At the start of the workshop, you'll select one of these projects to make and take home with you:

Small Tote Bag

Carry your essentials in a custom tote bag.

Drink Cozy

Keep your favorite canned drink cool with custom cozies.

Clutch Handbag

Personalize your wardrobe with a sleek and stylish custom clutch.

Drink Coasters

Protect your furniture and personalize your home decor with custom drink coasters.

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These projects provide an intro to the basics of sewing, and you can personalize them for yourself or to give as gifts. Take the workshop again to make any of the other projects, or come back and make more of the same one.

A variety of fabric will be provided for you to choose from to make the project. If you want to use your own fabric, you'll need to bring 1/2 yard (18" x 45") of cotton fabric. Contact me with any questions or if you want tips on where to get unique fabric. A sewing machine will be provided, or you can bring your own.

After taking a workshop, if you like what sewing offers and you're ready to learn more, dive in with the Beginner Basics class or the comprehensive Intro to Sewing Course.


Private Sewing Classes When and Where You Want

Price / Person:

1 = $35 / hour
2+ = $55 / person
2 hours

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 / person
3 students
$50 / person
4 students
$45 / person
5 students
$40 / person

Bulk Class Discount
The more classes you take, the more you save. For consecutive classes taken within 60 days, the prices are:

  • Classes 1-2: Standard rate
  • Classes 3-6: 10% off standard rate
  • Classes 7+: 15% off standard rate

* Classes taken at partner locations are not applicable to be included in the bulk class discount.

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.


Sewing Workshops

Submit the form below to complete the request, and we'll get back to you with next steps. Please also feel free to contact us with any questions.

Name *
Email *
Phone *
Input your address if you want any of the sessions to take place at your location.
Experience Level *
Method *
Number of Students *
Sewing Machines
Will you need sewing machines provided for some or all of the students?
What are your sewing goals?
Recurring Lesson
Are you interested in long-term or recurring lessons on a regular basis?
Select your preference for day(s) and time(s). We'll let you know the soonest availability for your preferred days and times.
Anytime OR 9am - 11am 11am - 1pm 1pm - 4pm 4pm - 6pm
More Info
Anything else I should know to ensure you get the most out of the training? (e.g. special needs, accessibility requests, specific dates, etc.)
Terms & Conditions *
Yes, I have read and agree to the classes/lessons terms and conditions
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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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