For kids and adults, get creative and choose from a variety of fun crafting projects to learn to make.
Using handsewing techniques and a variety of materials you can create all kinds of different projects. You'll not only make the project yourself but also learn the skills to make more on your own.
When registering let me know which project you want to make. I'll provide you with different patterns to select from, then during the class I'll guide you through the steps and techniques to make the project.
Want to make your own designs?
Depending on how complex the pattern or your design it may require more than 2 hours to complete that I can show you how to make in personalized lessons.
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.
Tools & Supplies
In addition to the materials for the project you select, you'll also need these materials and tools:
- Pins or clips (recommended for kids)
Applique and Patches
Applique and patches can be applied by hand or machine. If you want to applique, please have your fabric cut out and ready before class, otherwise most of the time may be dedicated to cutting and there won't be enough time to complete the project.
- The item you want to apply the patch to
- The patch or fabric you want to apply
- Fusible web
- Applying by hand
Applying by machine
If you don't know how to use your sewing machine we won't have time to cover that in this class, but you can learn how to operate your sewing machine in the Beginner Basics class.
Schedule as an instructor-led private class at a time that is best for you.Number of Students
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On-Demand Group Classes
Discounts are available when you sign-up multiple people for on-demand classes so get friends or family members together too. Select the number of students above to see the discounted price per person.
New to Sewing Class
As part of the "New to Sewing" group of classes a discount has automatically been applied to the standard prices shown above for this class.
Online Sewing Classes
We've developed an advanced online learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person that may be quite different from what you've seen elsewhere. I make the same project along with you and show you the actions from multiple cameras as I guide you step by step. Learn more or contact me to schedule a demo to show you what it's like.
About the Instructor
Vanessa has been teaching children and adults for over 20 years. In addition to offering beginner to advanced sewing 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 Vanessa has taught art, yoga and English, and her experience extends overseas when she was in the Peace Corps. She has taught adults and kids of all ages and enjoys seeing her students apply their newfound sewing skills to express themselves.
Vanessa is a full-time designer and seamstress working with clients on a wide variety of custom sewing and product development projects for fashion, wearable tech, decor, accessories and soft goods that keep her current with the latest sewing trends and technologies. She is also a machine service technician and has intimate knowledge of a wide range of sewing machines that enables her to personalize sewing lessons for the types of machines students are using.