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Sewing lessons with a professional seamstress and experienced teacher
Online sewing lessons for adults or kids to learn how to make a specific project, provide help with specific techniques, create your own designs, sew a pattern from start to finish or refine your sewing skills.

How It Works

With personalized lessons the focus is on what you want to learn.

Based on your goals and skill level a custom lesson plan is developed to meet your needs. This can include:

  • Creating projects from commercial sewing patterns
  • Using your own designs
  • Focusing on specific sewing techniques
  • Getting help with a challenging part of a project you're already working on
  • Learning about tools and materials

This not only includes the time I spend with you but often also includes research, creating custom templates/patterns, and developing individual curriculum. This way we maximize our time together and you get the most out of each session.

Learning Options

Learn from me in a live lesson where I'll personally guide you.

Private Lesson

Live, instructor-led private sewing lessons scheduled at a time that is best for you.

Number of Students
See discounted price for multiple students

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Instructor-led Private Classes/Lessons

Discounts are available when you sign-up multiple people for private classes or personalized lessons so get friends or family members together too. Select the number of students above to see the discounted price per person.

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Multiple Hours

When you buy 6 or more hours together you will receive a 10% discount off the entire package of hours.

Online Sewing Classes

Not sure if online learning is right for you?

Choose from options for live, instructor-led sewing lessons over video chat or some recorded classes that are available to watch on-demand when you want.

Live Instructor-led

I developed a unique virtual learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person. I make the same project along with you, answer your questions, and show you the actions from multiple cameras as I personally guide you step by step.

Recorded On-demand Video

Some classes are available to enroll in to watch online and learn at your own pace. The techniques and projects shown are similar to the live classes. Follow along from your computer or mobile device when you want and return to pick up where you left off.

Learn more about my online learning options or register below for live, instructor led.

About the Instructor

Vanessa has been teaching children and adults for over 20 years and offers beginner to advanced sewing lessons to students locally and virtually across the country. She's also an instructor in the Fashion Design Program at Austin Community College and is a member of the Fashion Design Advisory Committee. 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.

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 detailed knowledge of a wide range of sewing machines that enables her to personalize sewing lessons for the types of machines students are using.


New registrations for instructor-led lessons are temporarily closed
Thanks for your interest in taking sewing lessons with me! Due to extremely high demand I am currently not available to take on more students. When open spots become available I will re-open registration. If you would like to be notified when registration is available please subscribe to the Ronkita Design newsletter below.

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