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Instructor-led sewing classes that include beginner to advanced sewing projects for adults and kids.

Sewing Classes

Sewing Tutorials

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Free and premium sewing how-to videos and articles where you can learn about sewing tools, techniques, projects, helpful tips and so much more.

Sewing Tutorials

There's something for everyone, whether you're new to sewing or are an experienced stitcher, choose from a variety of instructor-led sewing classes based on your skill level and what you want to learn.

For beginners, start by learning how to use a sewing machine, common sewing tools and fundamental techniques. Expand your skills by learning to make more complex sewing projects in intermediate and advanced sewing classes, or arrange personalized sewing lessons to cover topics that you want to learn.

  • For adults and kids (ages 7+)
  • Taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher
  • Advanced multi-camera online learning environment
  • Private classes scheduled when you want, weekends and weekdays
  • Options for all experience levels, beginner to advanced
  • Discounts for multiple people
  • Recurring and long-term lessons can be organized, including after-school sewing programs and camps

Sewing Classes

Learn to Sew Holiday Special

Take advantage of this limited-time offer to start or continue your sewing journey!

As a special gift we're offering a one-time 15% off coupon that can be used for all sewing classes and personalized sewing lessons.
  • The coupon can be used on "New to Sewing" classes that are already discounted
  • The coupon is available to anyone who contacts me before the end of January
  • Use the coupon for a single class or lesson, or group several together if your aim is to take many lessons
  • The coupon is only available to use one time per customer
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Learn to Sew Holiday Special 15% Off Sewing Classes
Learn on Your Schedule

To provide the most flexibility and make it as convenient as possible for you, private sewing classes are scheduled when it's best for you - weekends, weekdays, evenings, holidays or school breaks. The earlier you make the request, the better chance I'll be able to schedule for when you want. I'm often scheduling several weeks out for weekend spots, and holidays and school breaks can be even busier. With online lessons there is greater availability to arrange a schedule at your preferred time.

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.

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Sewing classes and projects are available for all skills levels and a wide variety of interests.
Personalized Sewing Lessons

If you don't see a sewing class that includes what you want to learn then personalized sewing lessons with custom-developed curriculum can be arranged that cover exactly what you want to learn. For example:

  • Create sewing projects from commercial patterns or your own designs
  • Get help with a challenging part of a project
  • Learn about altering, upcycling or refashioning garments

Personalized Sewing Lessons

Student Reviews

My aim is to provide an unparalleled experience through personal guidance and an enhanced online learning environment. Many of my students have been with me for over a year who started as beginners and are now learning advanced sewing projects.

Here are what a few of my students have said about their learning experience.

Vanessa is an amazing teacher. She's patient, kind, and oh-so-knowledgable. I first went to one of the short sessions she had for a group, and, in the first twenty minutes, demystified several issues I'd run into trying to figure out how to sew on my own (which made me pretty much throw up my hands). She knows how to sequence the information so it's available when you're ready for it, and how to provide it in a way that is never anything but helpful. If you have any interest in starting to sew, or in improving on where you are, you can't go wrong in having Vanessa as your guide.

— Jodi M.

I had such a great time in my sewing class with Vanessa. I can't believe how much I learned even though I've been sewing since I was a girl. What a great refresher and inspiration, plus I walked away with an adorable bag! Highly recommend for new and advanced student!

— Katha S.

Vanessa is such a wonderful, patient, knowledgeable teacher. She's been teaching my daughter sewing for the past few months and now my daughter is motivated and capable of making her own projects. Doing online lessons helped my daughter become more confident on our home machine, so she's now able to sew on her own at home. Even though I know how to sew and tried to teach my daughter myself, Vanessa's lessons are much more inspiring than mine!

— Lindsey H.

I took the intro to sewing class pack and to sum it up in one word... amazing! Vanessa took to time to tailor the private lessons to things I wanted to learn about while giving me a great base of knowledge. She is patient, encouraging, generous, and an expert at what she does. I had so much fun learning how to use my machine and enjoyed the small projects along the way (I still use my bag for the grocery store a year later). I highly recommend working with Ronkita Custom Sewing and Design!

— Jordan R.

Whether you are about to begin your journey into sewing or are experienced and ready to learn new skills, Ronkita Custom Sewing and Design is there for you. Learning to sew with RCS&D, Vanessa, has been such a joy from the very beginning. She has helped me grow from making simple drawstring bags to sewing my own clothing! Always patient and very knowledgeable of the sewing process. Vanessa can explain your project clearly with helpful hints and navigate you towards successful completion.

— P. Villarreal

My daughter has been taking sewing lessons with Ronkita for over a year, and we are really happy with the results. She is really enjoying her lessons and making great progress. Thanks to her lessons with Ronkita, she was able to enter several outfits into a local fashion show. Since we have been under quarantine, Ronkita has successfully continued these sewing lessons virtually, which is impressive!

— Jane S.

Vanessa was awesome. She was clear in her direction, thorough in her explanations, and super patient. I also love that she has the technical background in how sewing machines work given that she repairs them. In 1.5 hours, she taught me to make a cute clutch. She rocks!

— Val B.

Had a super fun time learning the basics of sewing from Vanessa! She explained a lot of the "why" behind what we did, plus some machine mechanics which made sewing seem much less difficult than I thought it was! Vanessa is smart, kind and obviously passionate about her work. I really enjoyed the two hours I spent with her! I also now feel confident that I can thread a sewing machine and do some basic sewing work on my own. Excellent experience all around!

— Anna W.

Vanessa was the best sewing teacher I have ever had! She was so easy and nice to get along with and taught me step by step so efficiently! I really enjoyed how simple she made the whole process but how proud I was of my work afterward. Thanks again Vanessa!

— Jordyn S.

Sewing Classes

Sewing camps, after-school programs, classes, and personalized lessons just for kids.
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  • 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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