Vanessa Christenson
Craftsy Instructor


Author, designer and sewing instructor, Vanessa Christenson is all about texture. With pressed faux pleats, twists, and other textured elements, her fresh, refined designs have made her popular on both Etsy and The Big Cartel. Her book Make It Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture was published in January 2012 by Martingale & Co. A mother of four, Vanessa lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her website, V and Co., lives at Read Full Bio »

Vanessa's Craftsy Classes


Sewing Texture

Texture is in! Whether you're making something new or livening up an item you've had for years, adding soft ruffles, pleats, gathers and shirring lets you achieve a new level of style. Vanessa shows you basic texture techniques and how to apply them to garments, accessories, quilts and more. Pair each of your new skills with one of Vanessa's projects to showcase the techniques in a beautiful way! Great design is all in the details, and you'll discover all the details right here in Sewing Texture. Proudly sponsored by Bernina!


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Vanessa's Projects

ruffled ombre flowers
ombre pleated pillow
ruffled flower pillow
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