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All About the Fashion Class

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…


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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What's New at TFC

Projects, classes, news and more on our Kid's Design Blog

Calendar of Classes and Events

Check your child's class schedule or see upcoming workshops, day camps and events.


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


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 studio. Our students learn everything from sewing, fashion illustration, accessory design and even fabric science! Each day is broken out into classes…

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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


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


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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Fashionable Birthday Cake Contact us for pricing Our delicious Fashion Cakes are created by Made in Heaven Bakery in Midtown. Choose from polka-dot, sewing notions, and Paris themed designs. Cake flavors include red velvet, vanilla and chocolate with vanilla or chocolate filling. All cakes are nut free and baked in a commercial kitchen. Photo Booths…

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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.


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, Cadette’s 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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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: July 2013

Teen Camp: sketching with Jennifer Lilya

A great part of the Summer Camps is the opportunity for the designers to have guest lectures and lessons from visiting Instructors and Professionals in the Fashion field. We were really excited to have Jennifer Lilya come in to teach sketching to our teens! Jennifer graduated from FIT in the early 90s and has been…

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Kids Camp: Austin Scarlett designer field trip

Every afternoon during the kids summer Fashion Class Camp we go on a great field trip, to visit designer’s studios, to go to fabric stores, to see the Fashion District, or learn more about the industry. This session the designers got to visit one of their idols — designer Austin Scarlett, the Project Runway Season…

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Kids Camp: Designing a Sparkling Display!

A couple weeks ago we had the immense honor of designing the Fashion Center’s storefront window at 215 West 38th Street. In true TFC style we packed the window full of style — and glitter, thread spools, ribbons, and everything else we love! The kids camp spent an afternoon preparing — glittering a huge foam-board pair…

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The Met Museum: two awesome field trips

Last week both the Kids and the Teens Camps took field trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Punk: Chaos to Couture show was an incredible opportunity for all of our designers to be inspired by non traditional materials, learn about Fashion History, and practice their sketching they’ve been learning in Fashion Illustration class….

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Fabulous Princess Tea Party for under $100!

At TFC we know fabulous fashion birthday parties, so when we were called upon to put on a princess tea party for our 7 yr old ‘sis’ in upstate NY the pink streamers, tutus, and bubblegum came out to party.   Follow us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/thefashionclass references: tutu’s: http://www.alwaysunderpay.com/basictutus wands: http://www.target.com/p/spritz-princess-wands-party-favors-4-pk/-/A-13582743#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=wand craft: http://thegirlinspired.com/2013/07/princess-crowns-tutorial/   Enjoy!…

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Teen Fashion Camp: fun stuff everyday!

The Teen Fashion Camp Weeks 1 & 2 were a whirlwind of sewing and making and designing! The designers went on all kinds of amazing field trips and completed some impressive projects which we’ll be profiling in the coming days, but for now, a quick overview of just a taste of the everyday life of…

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Kids Camp Session I: New Friends & Fabulous Styles!

We just wrapped up our first Summer Camp Session, and what a whirlwind of fun it was! Such a great crew of committed, creative, amazingly passionate fashionistas! The designers came to camp from so many different places — Miami to Japan to Detroit to next door, and they all came in with different levels of…

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Teen Camp: Bridal Boutique field trip!

Another great field trip our teens went on over this summer was visiting the Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal Boutique in Brooklyn Rebecca’s studio was filled with beautiful textiles and amazing examples of her distinctive style – natural and feminine, quality fabrics intended to display a woman’s natural beauty, garments produced with love and respect for our…

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DIY Peplum T-Shirt Deconstruction

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Inflatable Raft Dress

This incredible mix of fashion and utilitarian is the perfect accessory for this summer in the melting heat — a dress you can take out boating!! Australia-based artist Jacqueline Bradley, made this inflatable raft dress for a 2011 exhibit called “The Outdoors Type”, at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. The top part is a cream colored…

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