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The Fashion Class offers fabulous fashion design and sewing classes, camps and birthday parties for children & teens ages 6 – 17. Students learn to sew, design clothing & accessories and even create their own fashion brand. Our courses run throughout the year after school and on weekends. Classes end with a free fashion show…

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The Fashion Class offers fabulous fashion design and sewing classes, camps and birthday parties for children & teens ages 6 – 17. Students learn to sew, design clothing & accessories and even create their own fashion brand. Our courses run throughout the year after school and on weekends. Classes end with a free fashion show…

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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 sewing, fashion design, accessory, illustration and fashion branding/marketing classes for children and teens take place after school and on weekends throughout the school year. All courses are offered seasonally during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Throughout the summer months we host separate children and teen summer camps in our dedicated sewing studios; Midtown Manhattan and Merrick Long…

Manhattan

Our fashion design and sewing classes are located in NYC. We teach students (as young as six years old) how to make clothing using real sewing machines that they can actually wear! We’re located in Midtown at 21 West 39th Street 4th Floor and on the Upper East Side at Kids at Art (1412 2nd…

Brooklyn

Our Brooklyn classes are located at the Brooklyn Apple Academy in Park Slope. The Brooklyn Apple Academy is located at 545 5th Avenues on the 2nd floor between 14th & 15th Streets in the South Slope section of Park Slope. Our Sunday sewing classes for children (ages 6-12) run throughout the school year for 8-12…

Long Island

Our fashion design and sewing classes are located at 1812 Merrick Road in Merrick NY and at 55 Lumber Road in Roslyn NY. We teach students (as young as 6 yrs old) how to make clothing using real sewing machines that they can actually wear! Our after school and weekend classes for children & teenagers run…

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Create with Sewing and Fashion Design Camp! We offer summer fashion design camps, winter break camps, one day school break camps, holiday camp and spring break camp in Manhattan New York and Merrick Long Island. Our students learn everything from sewing, fashion illustration, accessory design and even fabric science! Each day is broken out into…

Manhattan

Make Friends with Fashion (Camp) – Manhattan The Fashion Class offers creative and fun fashion design camps for Kids ages 6-12 years old in Midtown Manhattan throughout the school year, winter break, spring break and summer; June, July and August. We also have a separate summer camp for Teens (13-17 years old) that focuses on…

Long Island

Make Friends with Fashion (Camp) – Long Island The Fashion Class offers creative and fun fashion design camps for Kids ages 6-12 years old in Merrick Long Island throughout the school year, winter break, spring break and summer; June, July and August. We also have a separate summer camp for Teens (13-17 years old) that…

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.

Workshops in Long Island

Join us for sewing and fashion one-day workshops offered seasonally at The Fashion Class in Merrick for kids and adults too. Kids can learn to sew in a fun and safe environment while adults workshops will teach sewing techniques and more!

Private Sewing Lessons

Need to learn how to sew? Want to take your skills to the next level? Our private sewing and sketching lessons for children teens and adults can cover beginner, intermediate and advanced sewing, fashion illustration and portfolio development. We work on easy to use Singer sewing machines in our fully equipped sewing studios. You can…

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 for: 90 minute classes once per week 10-16 week long program…

Girl Scout Troops & Schools

We love hosting Girl Scout Troops and school field trips at The Fashion Class! 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 downright chic. Plus TFC regularly teaches courses with themes like Entrepreneurship and Product Design; all…

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?

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Fashion Design Birthday Parties

Create something fabulous this year with one of our fashion design birthday parties – perfect for large groups! Our fashion design parties are perfect for children or teens of all skill levels. All of our projects and tried and true; we pick only the most fun, stylish and creative projects that our students love. The…

Fashion Runway Birthday Parties

Walk the Runway in the Most Unique Birthday Party Ever! Our Fashion Runway Birthday Party (ages 6+) is quite an event! Our facility is set up into various stations: Hair, Make-up, Nails, Glitter Tattoos, Styling, and Accessorizing. Children visit each station until they are completely ready to hold their very own fashion show. The lights…

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Fashionable Birthday Cake Contact us for pricing Our delicious Fashion Cakes are made by Icing on the Cake NYC in Midtown and Bri Lynn Desserts in Merrick. Choose from polka-dot, sewing notions, and Paris themed designs. Cake flavors include red velvet, vanilla and chocolate with vanilla, chocolate, or cookies ‘n cream filling. All cakes are…

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.

FAQ’s

1. What is The Fashion Class?

The Fashion Class is an after school, weekend, and summer program designed to teach children all about Fashion Design and Sewing. We specialize in sewing classes for children starting at age 6 through teenagers up to age 17. We also offer private sewing lessons for adults.

2. Where is The Fashion Class?

We have two main studios: one in NYC's Garment Center at 21 West 39th Street between 5th and 6th avenues and one in Merrick Long Island at 1812 Merrick Road.

We also hold classes uptown at Kids at Art (1412 2nd ave) and the Brooklyn General Store (128 Union Street, Carroll Gardens).

3. What ages do you teach?

Our class age groups are children 6-12 years and teens 13-17 years old. We've had lots of success with mixed-age groups as everyone works at their own pace and on their own projects. Our projects are designed to encourage creativity in children of all ages!

We also hold private classes for children and adults.

4. What kind of instruction will my child receive?

In a sewing class students begin using sewing machines day one. Instructors will teach the class how to safely use a sewing machine, thread a machine and actually sew garments. Our sewing classes also cover how to use simple patterns and measuring. Student make an article of clothing or accessory every 2-3 classes that they can take home and actually wear!

5. What if my child has no sewing experience?

We love teaching new students how to sew that's why each fashion class, camp, party and workshop begins with a lesson on safely using the sewing machine! Our projects range in difficulty so that beginners can learn to sew while more advanced students can make something fabulous and wearable.

6. How large are your classes?

A typical fashion design and sewing class holds up to 10 children in one class group. Our minimum class size is four students.

7. What is your student/teacher ratio?

We always have one instructor per five children and one sewing machine per two children.
A typical class of ten will have one lead instructor, one assistant instructor and at least five sewing machines.

8. Who will be teaching my child?

All of our staff members are friendly, creative individuals who love and work in fashion! TFC lead staff members are graduates of design and art programs while assistant teachers are current students in art & fashion programs from schools like FIT and Parsons. Each teacher and assistant teacher goes through training and a full background check via Secure Search.

9. What does your course fee cover?

Our sewing course fee covers the entire course, staff, all course supplies and two tickets to our seasonal fashion show.

Please note our one-hour non-sewing classes do not participate in the fashion show. Teen sewing classes end with a photo shoot in lieu of the fashion show.

10. What type of equipment do you work with?

We work on easy to use and safe digital Singer Quantum Stylist Touch Sewing machines. Our machines are equipped with needle guards to protect small fingers and speed control. We also use scissors, pins and low temperature glue guns.

11. How many projects do you make in one course?

Students are assigned a new project about every two weeks. Children's classes make about 4-5 items in a ten week course. Teen classes work on more in depth projects and make 3-4 items in a ten week course.

12. When do you have class?

We have class options Monday - Sunday after school and on weekends. Students may sign up for one or more classes that meets one time per week for 8-13 weeks.

13. What if my child cannot take a full course?

We recommend a student miss no more than two classes during a course and we do not pro rate the course fee. If a student cannot make a full course we regularly offer one day workshops, private lessons and camp programs that require less of a time commitment.

14. When is your fashion show?

Our fashion show takes place at the end of a course; on a Saturday or Sunday. We combine 2-3 class groups into one show so that the students have the experience of a real fashion show with a full audience. Fashion shows take place in our studios on a real, raised, 28 foot light up runway!

15. Can my child continue taking classes throughout the year?

Yes! We design our curriculum so that students can continue to build on the skills they've learned. Each new season or course comes with a variety of brand new projects that teach a different set of skills; we never repeat projects.

16. What is your make-up class policy?

We allow two make up classes per course. Make up classes must be taken during another class time but we do require advance scheduling so that we're ready with your child's project.

Our make-up class policy is for multi-week classes only offered during the fall, winter, and spring terms. We do not offer make-ups for camps, workshops or special events. Please see our refund and cancellation policy for more information.

17. How do I register for class?

You can register for a class by signing up online, calling us at 646-329-6663 or dropping by one of our studios. We are open M-F 10a-6p and Sat/Sun 10a-2p; please call ahead.

18. How much is your non-refundable deposit?

Our non refundable deposit is thirty percent of the course, camp, or party fee. The full balance is due the day class/camp begins.

19. What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, cash, check or money order.

20. Do boys ever attend your classes?

Yes! We love having creative boys in our classes who are interested in sewing. Boys work on their own garments like backpacks, PJ shorts, hoodies and more.

21. Do you partner with private or public schools?

Yes, we have a full fashion program for schools that can run up to 16 weeks. Our program is an overview of fashion that includes a illustration, design, and sewing. It's very affordable, we provide all supplies and the school does not need to store sewing machines. Please contact us for more information.

We also offer discounted weekday classes for children in home schooling and school field trips.

22. Do you offer sewing classes for Girl Scout Troops?

Yes! We regularly have Girl Scouts and other school groups visit our studio to learn to sew or design fashion. Contact us for the discounted Girl Scout and Brownie rates.

23. What if my child has food allergies?

Each student is required to fill out a waiver/medical condition form prior to attending class; if your child has food allergies or a serious medical condition please make us aware of it both on the form and at drop off - we'll make sure our staff is aware of your child's condition. At TFC we strive to maintain a peanut and tree nut free environment.

24. Are bathrooms located inside your studio?

Yes! We enjoy a loft style setting in our Manhattan location where bathrooms and activities are all located on the full fourth floor. Our Merrick studio is on the full ground floor with bathrooms located inside of the facility.