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.
Choose from available sewing classes or arrange personalized lessons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: