Machine Sewing 101

with CRAFT

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

If you’re curious about sewing or just want to have a good time making something for yourself, this is the workshop for you. No sewing machine, materials, or experience required - just show up and leave with something cool!

In this beginner-friendly workshop, led by professional seamstress and designer Vanessa of Ronkita Design, you’ll gain hands-on experience with a sewing machine and sew a project of your choice.

At the start of the workshop, you’ll select one of these projects to make and take home with you:

  • Small Tote Bag: Carry your essentials in a custom tote bag.

  • Drink Cozy: Keep your favorite canned drink cool with custom cozies.

  • Clutch Handbag: Personalize your wardrobe with a sleek and stylish custom clutch.

  • Drink Coasters: Protect your furniture and personalize your home decor with a set of 4 custom drink coasters.

These projects provide an intro to the basics of sewing, and you can personalize them for yourself or to give as gifts. Collect them all! Take the workshop again and again to make all of the projects, or enroll again to practice and make more of the same one.

A variety of fabric will be provided for you to choose from to make the project. If you want to use your own fabric, you’ll need to bring 1⁄2 yard (18" x 45") of cotton fabric. 

Email vanessa [at] with any questions or if you want tips on where to get unique fabric. 

A sewing machine will be provided, or you can bring your own.

If you’re taking other workshops at CRAFT, like fabric dyeing, embroidery, or screen printing, bring your completed projects from these workshops and you can use them in the sewing workshop.
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Minimum age

All ages welcome


Reservations required. No kids. 1 spot is for 1 person unless otherwise noted.

Custom Cancellation Policy

Workshops are refundable up to 48 hours in advance.


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an all-you-can-make buffet of arts and crafts supplies

CRAFT is a walk-in craft room for grown-ups, owned and operated by native Austinites. We’re open six days a week for Open Crafting. We also host the best creative and yummy workshops in town!

Just walk in (no appointment needed) and we’ll give you a tour to orient you to our all-you-can-make buffet of arts and crafts supplies.

We also welcome date nights, bachelorette parties, corporate team building events, birthday parties, and any other excuse to have fun and get artsy. We are everyone’s craft room and our studio is a creative, judgment-free zone.

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