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We believe in hands-on learning by making, especially when it comes to the creative arts. Fashion design and sewing, though very technical, is a process with no one set of rules or style – just look at the runways today! The Fashion Class aims to teach children and teens the art of sewing, design and…

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We believe in hands-on learning by making, especially when it comes to the creative arts. Fashion design and sewing, though very technical, is a process with no one set of rules or style – just look at the runways today! The Fashion Class aims to teach children and teens the art of sewing, design and…

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Sewing Machines

Looking for a sewing machine? There are several machines we recommend that are great for kids and easy to use. The Fashion Class is a Singer Sponsored Sewing Studio. Our students work on state-of-the-art touch screen sewing machines.

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Overview

Our creative classes for children and teens take place after school and on weekends for multiple weeks throughout the school year. Students learn to sew real and wearable clothing in our signature Fashion Design and Sewing class over an 8-12 week period. Additional courses offered include accessory, illustration and fashion branding/marketing. All classes are offered seasonally…

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Sewing and Fashion Design Classes in Manhattan

Our sewing courses for kids run for 8-12 weeks throughout the school year. Children and teen students will learn how to use the sewing machine while they create real and wearable clothing for themselves! Other design classes, like fashion design and illustration also available. Sewing classes end with a free fashion show!

Sewing and fashion classes for Kids

Overview

Create with Sewing and Fashion Design Camp! We offer children’s fashion design and sewing camps during summer break, winter recess, spring break and for 1-day during most school holidays in our Midtown Manhattan and Upper East Side NYC studios. Our students learn everything from sewing, fashion illustration, accessory design and even fabric science! Each day…

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Fashion Camps in Manhattan

When school is out Fashion Camp is in! We offer one-day camps during all school holidays and week-long camps throughout the summer for ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17 years old. Our campers learn to use the sewing machine to create real clothing and accessories. We round out the day with fun fashion lessons like creating a fashion business and jewelry making!

Sewing and fashion classes for Kids

Overview

Join us for fun sewing and fashion workshops offered monthly at The Fashion Class. Perfect for trying out sewing for the first time to see if your child would like to take a longer course or for seasoned sewers who want to make a specific project! We offer Halloween costume making in October, American Girl doll…

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Sewing Workshops in Manhattan

Join us for fun and fabulous sewing and fashion workshops offered seasonally at The Fashion Class! Perfect for trying out sewing for the first time to see if your child would like to take a longer course or for seasoned sewers who want to make a specific project.

Sewing workshops for Kids

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Looking for an amazing birthday party that all the parents can’t stop talking about? Our Fashion Design Birthday Parties for girls and boys allow your birthday child and their guests to actually sew real clothing! Our creative parties for kids feature different make and take projects in the areas of  Sewing, Fashion Design or DIY/Crafting….

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Fashion Birthday Parties in Midtown

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Birthday Parties in Merrick

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Party Extras

Photo Booths $15 per guest – Adds 30 minutes to end time Send the birthday girl to Paris this year with our Eiffel Tower photo backdrop or have each guest appear on the cover of a magazine! Party goers dress up is satin gloves and feather boas (optional) and pose for our photographer. Each guest…

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Request a Party

Please fill out the form to request a birthday party at The Fashion Class! Our event coordinator will get back to you to plan your child’s special event.

Overview

Our group lessons for children, teens and adults cover a wide variety of sewing and creative lessons! We cater directly to Girl Scout troops with discounted “badge-earning themed” sewing lessons and other creative projects like entrepreneurship and recycled jewelry making. Join us for your child’s play date or tween group hang out with their friends…

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Girl Scout Fashion Activities

We offer a variety of creative activities for Girl Scouts! Sewing, design and illustration are the perfect activities for Girl Scouts, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors to earn key badges! Our projects are educational, rewarding and fabulously fun. Plus TFC regularly teaches courses with themes like Entrepreneurship and Product Design; all geared toward fashion. Girl…

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Play Dates and Group Lessons

Need a cool place for your child and friends to spend a few hours? Want to host a birthday activity without the extra party stuff? A group lesson is perfect for play dates and groups of kids who love to create! Our activities are for 2 or more children who want a fun and fab…

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Visiting NYC?

This is a fun group activity for children, teens and adults interested in Fashion Design or fans of the show Project Runway! Meet us at our Manhattan Studio as we channel Tim Gunn and give you your next fashion challenge. After we arrive at Mood Designer Fabrics (where the designers shop on Project Runway) you will have thirty minutes to select and purchase your fabric. Back at the studio it’s time to design, sew and decorate your project. Will you be in or out?

Home School Sewing Classes

Expand on your child’s creativity with home-school group lessons at The Fashion Class! Fashion Design and Sewing is not only super fun and fabulous – it teaches elements of math, science and the arts in a real-life hands-on way. At our fashion studios we welcome home school groups who’re curious about fashion design, sewing and…

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School Field Trips

With our large sewing and art studios The Fashion Class makes a wonderful field trip for school-aged students. We’ve hosted everything from pre-school children learning about types of clothing to college students learning to sew! With discounted pricing, day trips to our studio are filled with hands-on educational fun. Perfect for all age groups we…

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Adult Sewing Classes

Our Sewing Programs for Grown-Ups are perfect for groups of friends, a girl’s night out or a creative corporate team building exercise! With a room full of sewing machines and instructors who work in the fashion industry, your sewing aspirations can become a reality. We focus on teaching you how to use the sewing machine…

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Mommy & Me Sewing Lessons

Learn to a new skill and spend quality time together! Mommy & Me Lessons are perfect for Mother’s and Daughters, Sons, Fathers and anyone else in the family who’d like to learn to sew! Available in our Midtown, Manhattan and Merrick, Long Island Studios. Our family based lessons will teach you and your ‘lil ones…

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Overview

Our on-site enrichment sewing and fashion programs bring the design and creativity to you! Perfect for public and private schools, libraries or other facilities our programs can run during the day or after school throughout the year at your facility. Aside from machine sewing, The Fashion Class specializes in educating children and teens in other…

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In School Fashion Program

Our ‘in-school’ after school program brings fashion education to your students! Our program is fun, affordable, educational and easy to implement. The after school program can be customized for your school by amount of students, number of weeks and lessons. We designed the program to be: 90 minute classes  once per week 10-16 week long…

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Library Sewing Programs

Our Library Fashion Design and Sewing programs can be a one-day workshop or a multi-day course. With plenty of sewing and crafting lessons, guests will enjoy designing and creating a one-of-a-kind clothing, accessory or room decor item. Our professional and trained instructors will arrive day-of with all necessary supplies, set up the classroom, instruct your…

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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Top Fashion College Programs (and the designers who went there)

Are you interested in fashion design but not sure how to get started? Or maybe you love to design but dislike sewing? There is a wide array of opportunity in the fashion industry and all kinds of careers from designers, merchandisers, stylists, and clothing buyers. As we compile information on various industry professionals and how…

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Fun Fashion Related Things to do in New York City

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We often receive requests from people visiting the big apple on what types of Fashion related things they can do. Here are a few fabulous options; Try our Project Runway Experience This is a fabulous group activity for teens and adults interested in Fashion Design or fans of the show Project Runway! Meet us at…

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Fashion Spring/Summer 2013 Trends and Color Forecasts

Just in from Trendstop.com Women’s fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013! To get you all inspired at the start of 2012, we bring you an exclusive preview of one of Trendstop’s S/S 2013 forecast themes. Their trend, Pin-Up Road Trip reflects a consumer mood where classic femininity and sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe, TV’s Pan Am…

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Project Runway All Stars: Episode 3 Re-Cap

Don’t read if you haven’t watched the show! Spoilers Well it was a new one for Project Runway this week, designing for a muppet is something few designers ever do! (Although since I regularly design pet apparel I know how frustrating it can be to take animal ears into account!) Luckily the designers were able…

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Fashion Art Class Learns About Fabric Prints

We’ve been working hard at The Fashion class learning how to draw fashion. This week we began looking at fabric prints like Missoni and Liberty of London. We then started to design our own fabric making prints and patterns. Some students created a repeat pattern and others designed an entire page. These designs will be…

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Check out our T-shirt ideas on Tyra Bank’s Website

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We’re excited to be mentioned on the lifestyle website of Tyra Banks, TypeF.com! Since we re-construct t-shirts all the time in class who better than us to tell the typeF.com readers how to make their old tees go from drab to fab. Crop-Top Cutie Create an 1980s-style crop top that will rock any look. This…

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Fashion Design and Sewing Class Work – Fall 2011

In Fashion Design + Sewing class we’ve been learning how to sew garments and create small accessories. We’ve made tote bags, mini skirts, hoodies with animal ears, hair accessories and bib necklaces! Our skirts have an elastic waistband and each is decorated differently using rhinestones, studs, glitter, and ruffles. Our hoodies are made from 100%…

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Our Trip to the Fabric Store

This Tuesday we took a trip to 21st Century fabrics, my absolute favorite fabric store in the garment center. Students were given $5 each to purchase fabric for their next project; Pajama pants! We bought all kinds of fleece in zebra and cheetah prints as well as plaid wool and solid cotton! I can’t wait…

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Art + Design Class Clutch Purses

This week the Manhattan Art + Design class completed their clutch project. The students made these bags entirely from scratch. First they designed their own print; We then transferred this print onto cotton fabric printer sheets.               Next we added a lining and sewed up the sides with contrasting…

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Our Tie Dye Event

We had a blast this October during Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue Festival. Our booth was to promote the Fashion Class and people could choose between t-shirts, scarves, leggings, yoga pants, back packs, totes, and much more to tie dye!   Me teaching Tie Dye Our Tie Dye “barkers” show off some of my fabulous creations!…

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