Live, online sewing classes and lessons

Features

For beginners who have never sewn before or those who already know how to sew. Schedule online lessons to help achieve your sewing goals over live video chat and coordinated at a time that is convenient for you.
  • For adults and kids (ages 7+)
  • Scheduled when you want, weekends and weekdays
  • Options for all experience levels, beginner to advanced
  • Projects for fashion/clothing, decor, accessories, pets, and more
  • Up to 5 people
  • Discounts for multiple people
  • Taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher
  • Recurring and long-term lessons can be organized, including after-school sewing programs and camps

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No matter where you're located you can learn new skills and make something great.

From my sewing studio in Austin, TX, I teach online sewing classes to students locally, across the United States and internationally.

Whatever your interests or skill level classes and projects are available for you.

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How It Works

Arrange a private, online sewing class or personalized lesson in 3 easy steps.
1) Select Skill Level

Select your skill level to see available sewing classes and lesson options.

Select beginner if you're completely new to sewing, have some experience, or want a refresher. If you already know how to use a sewing machine, select intermediate/advanced.

2) Choose Sewing Option

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

Fill out and submit the registration form.

This will let us know your selection, availability, and goals for us to get you scheduled when and where you want.

Classes & Lessons

There's something for everyone, whether you're new to sewing or want to take your sewing skills to the next level.
Beginner Sewing Options

In the beginner sewing classes you'll learn how to use a sewing machine, basic sewing techniques, common terminology and much more to start your sewing journey. For in-depth instruction for beginners check out the Intro to Sewing Course.

See Beginner Options

Intermediate & Advanced Sewing Options

If you already have some sewing experience refine your sewing skills by learning to make more complex projects, like clothing, accessories and home decor. Or focus on learning specific techniques like hemming, installing zippers or finishing techniques.

See Intermediate & Advanced Options

Prices

Private Sewing Classes
$28/hour
  • Choose from the wide range of available sewing classes
  • Options for beginners and advanced users
  • Projects include clothing/fashion, accessories, home decor, specific techniques like hemming, zippers, patterns, and more
  • Discounts for multiple people

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Personalized Sewing Lessons
$40/hour
  • Custom curriculum is developed to cover exactly what you want to learn
  • Create projects from a pattern
  • Get help with a challenging part of a project
  • Learn alterations or how to refashion garments
  • Discounts for multiple people

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Sign up for private sewing classes or personalized lessons:
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Sewing for Kids

Online sewing camps, after-school programs, classes, and personalized lessons tailored just for kids.
  • Options for beginner to advanced students
  • Projects include design, fashion, and decor
  • Custom curriculum is developed to cover specific projects and techniques
  • Can be coordinated with schools as part of their programs for students
  • Keep kids active with engaging activities over school and holiday breaks
  • Organize group lessons for friends or siblings
  • Significantly discounted rates, with additional discounts for multiple people

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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.

Days & Times

Weekends, weekdays, evenings, school breaks, etc. - whenever works best for you.

With online lessons you can still learn to sew regardless of your location or time zone.

The earlier you make the request, the better chance we'll be able to schedule for when you want. We're often scheduling a few weeks out for weekend spots, and holidays/school breaks can be even busier.

These are when lessons can be scheduled based on our availability:

  • Sun: 9a-6p CST
  • Mon-Thu: 8a-8p CST
  • Fri-Sat: 8a-6p CST