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On-Demand Sewing Help

Do you need urgent help with a sewing project, or need a quick answer to a question? If you're stuck and not sure what to do next, we're here to help.

When you're busy with sewing projects, we know you can't always wait to schedule a private lesson just to ask a few questions or get help with a problem. You can also invest countless hours on DIY options like YouTube or 'queston & answer' sites, and still not find the information you need. When you want to talk with a real person, we're often available to offer assistance, help with a problem you're experiencing, or answer questions.

Get help with:

  • Beginner to advanced sewing techniques
  • Sewing patterns
  • Hand sewing and quick fixes to garments
  • Domestic sewing machines and sergers
  • Fabrics, notions, tools, and hardware
  • Design

This on-demand service is available over the phone or using common video chat options, including Skype and FaceTime.

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If we're not available, you can request a time to connect that works best for you. Simply check the on-demand status, and follow the steps to get support.

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We are not available for immediate support, but you can contact us to schedule a time that works best for you.

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How It Works

Check our current availability and contact us to begin the process. The GREEN indicator means we are available and you can get help right away, usually within 30 minutes. This time allows us to review your request, prepare any materials, and research solutions. If the indicator is RED you can request a time to connect when we're next available.


The price for on-demand support is $1.00 / minute. When we contact you, we'll first collect your credit card information, and then address your request. After the call, we'll charge your credit card.

Maximum Call Duration

The maximum time for us to connect is about 30-45 minutes. Questions and problems that require more time to resolve will likely be better addressed in a private lesson or machine service diagnostic. Private lessons can also be done remotely over the phone or video chat, in-person at your location, or in my home studio.

Terms & Conditions

You will be charged for the full duration of the call. We will do our best to address the problem you're experiencing and fully answer your questions, however, in some instances we may not be able to completely resolve your issue. At the end of the call, if you want more assistance, a private lesson can be scheduled. Calls may be recorded for quality assurance. All services rendered by Ronkita are provided on a non-refundable basis.

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About the Instructor

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.

Help Request Form

On-Demand Status
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We are not available for immediate support, but you can contact us to schedule a time that works best for you.
  1. In the form below, submit your contact info, and describe the problem you're experiencing or questions you have
  2. Select your availability to schedule a time to connect
  3. If we can help, we will email you scheduling options, or if possible, advise of alternatives if we're not able to help

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