The intro to sewing course is three, 3-hour classes covering all of the fundamentals that will introduce you to the basics of sewing, plus you'll advance your sewing skills by learning techniques for bags and garment making.
The Intro to Sewing Course for Kids teaches many of the same concepts and techniques but is packaged in shorter lessons with simpler projects. Three-hour sewing lessons can be challenging for younger kids, and this course is designed specifically for them to learn about their sewing machine and essential sewing skills.
This class is for the absolute beginner with no experience or someone who wants a quick refresher on the tools or techniques learned in this class.
Fabric requirements will vary based on sizes. I will help guide you on the necessary fabric after registration.
Remember to pre-wash and dry your fabric before class.
Private, online classes when you want with discounts for multiple people.
Discounts are available for multiple people so get friends or family members together too. Select the number of students above to see the discounted price per person.
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.
We've developed an online learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person. I make the same project along with you so you can see actions from multiple camera perspectives as I guide you step by step. Learn more or contact me about setting up a demo.