E humuhumu kakou! Let's sew!
Besides, my basic sewing classes offered on Monday evenings via Newport News parks and rec, I also offer basic, intermediate, and advanced sewing classes at my studio in the Mariner Building on Warwick Boulevard. 
My mission is to teach and inspire children and adults to sew in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. My philosophy is not only to perpetuate sewing as an art and lifetime skill, but also to foster creativity and confidence. I have had many satisfied students. Come join us!

Students first learn the fundamentals of sewing, fabric variations, basic stitches, and understand patterns. The first project is an easy to sew project. Next, the focus moves onto apparel where students learn more intermediate to advanced techniques, such as inserting darts, zippers, facing, hems, and fittings. From there, we move onto much more! Advanced sewing in pattern making, serger lessons, and more are also available.
  • Weekly sewing classes (day and evening classes available)
  • Summer sewing camps (available from June to August)
  • Holiday sewing camps (seasonal)
  • Homeschoolers or Girl or Boy Scout workshops (please call for email or more information)
  • Special project sewing classes
  • Private lessons



Sewing machine is provided, but if you/your child has one that is functional, then please bring it.  I encourage you to bring your own machine so you can learn to operate it efficiently at home and when you're in class.
If you don't see a class or time that works for you, please feel free to contact me and I will see what I can do for you.
Please email me at lisarobbins@ohanaartsstudio.com  for more information and to register for classes.  Mahalo ! (Thank you!)
Our former 560 square foot studio:
Our new spacious, 1100 square foot studio:


 Some of my happy, creative students:




Sewing Studio Time - You will have access to our studio's sewing machines, cutting tables, other sewing tools and equipment, and friendly assistance. This is not a class. Must call for an appointment and space availability. Fee is $10.00 an hour (1 hour minimum).