Sewing Camps

Keep kids active with engaging activities over summer and holiday breaks

The camp starts with students learning how to operate a sewing machine and basic sewing techniques. Then campers will learn to sew a wide variety of projects and develop the skills to make more on their own after the camp. All materials and sewing machines are provided, and every day they'll make something different.

  • For ages 7+
  • Up to 5 people
  • Schedule when you want, weekends and weekdays
  • Sewing machines are available for free
  • Can take place in my home studio, at your house, school, or other locations
  • Rates are discounted for multiple people so bring friends and siblings
  • Taught by a professional seamstress and experienced teacher with 18+ years experience teaching adults and children

For children younger than 7, or groups of more than 5, hand sewing projects are available.


Our sewing camps are personalized to fit your schedule, with half-day or full-day sessions over 3, 4 or 5 days. Scheduling options are based on my availability when you make the request. During the summer and holidays my schedule often fills up quickly, so be sure to inquire about scheduling a camp as soon as possible.

Half-day Sessions
  • 3 hours
  • 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm
Full-day Sessions
  • 7 hours
  • 9am - 4pm
  • 1 hour break for lunch

Materials & Supplies

All needed fabric, tools, and materials are provided, plus sewing machines are available for free if you don't bring your own. Food is not provided and I highly recommend that you provide snacks and a nourishing lunch for full-day sessions. During breaks and lunch, when the weather is nice, students will be able to enjoy our large backyard, and we may also sew outside.

Number of students?
Number of days?
Daily session duration:

Select the options on the form to see the price per student:

$--- / student

Learn to Sew Where You Want

In Your Home

If you want the class/lesson to take place in your home input your address to find your travel zone and related travel fee. The travel fee is charged per trip.

Zone 1 = $15 / trip
Zone 2 = $20 / trip
Zone 3 = $30 / trip
Zone 4 = $40 / trip

Zone 1 = $15 / trip
Zone 2 = $20 / trip
Zone 3 = $30 / trip
Zone 4 = $40 / trip
* Outside the travel zones, please contact us.


When you're ready to get started, contact us with the number of students, number of days and when you would like to schedule the camp.

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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.

Sewing Machines for Kids

If you're looking to buy a sewing machine for your child, these are a few I recommend.

While teaching and servicing sewing machines, I get to try out a LOT of different machines, and am frequently asked for recommendations. These recommended sewing machines for kids are simple to operate and easy to learn on. Plus, they have the one feature I always recommend for kids who are learning to sew - speed control. If you're not familiar with speed control, watch the demo below to learn more about this feature and why I suggest it for beginners.

Janome 7330 Magnolia
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Janome 8077
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Janome MOD-100
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Brother CS6000i
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Speed Control on Sewing Machines

Speed control is a feature found on many, but not all machines, and it maintains the speed of the sewing machine regardless of how hard you press on the foot pedal.

I teach many different students, and it's not uncommon for beginners to be intimidated by the speed of a sewing machine when they first sit down in front of one.

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512-630-2115 /
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