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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…

Overview

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…

Our Team

Kerri Q.

Kerri  Q.

Grazia I

Grazia  I

Courtney S.

Courtney S.

Lori G.

Lori G.

Brenda D.

Brenda  D.

Alex S.

Alex S.

Junelle L.

Junelle L.

Meredith A.

Meredith A.

Aaliyah T.

Aaliyah  T.

Madison L.

Madison  L.

Katie B.

Katie B.

Paige C.

Paige  C.

Nicole C.

Nicole C.

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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…

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

Classes in Long Island

Our Nassau County based sewing studio is on Merrick Road. Sewing courses for kids run for 8-12 during the school year and end with a free fashion show for parents and friends! Students learn on Singer Sewing machines and create real and wearable clothing and accessories. Other design classes like jewelry making and fashion illustration are available too.

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 Merrick Long Island studios. Our students learn everything from sewing, fashion illustration, accessory design and even fabric science! Each day is…

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

Fashion Camps in Long Island

Our camps take place in Merrick, NY during all school holidays like winter break, spring break and all summer long. Our campers learn to use Singer sewing machine to create real clothing and accessories that they can actually wear. A wonderful way to spend a day off from school with other fashionistas!

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…

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

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!

Sewing workshops for Kids in Merrick

Overview

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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Birthday Parties in Merrick

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Fashionable Birthday Cake Contact us for pricing Our delicious Fashion Cakes are created by Made in Heaven Bakery 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 or chocolate filling. All cakes are nut free and baked…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Our Team

Kerri Q. - Founder

College: Parsons School of Design

What are you currently sewing? A bathing suit

Who is your favorite fashion designer? Betsey Johnson - she brings so much fun to fashion!

What's your favorite color? Surprisingly not pink, but sunny yellow : )

When you're not sewing? Playing with my miniature pinscher, Templeton.

Hometown? Brooklyn, NY

Why did you start The Fashion Class? As a child I loved to sew and design, it was such a confidence builder knowing that I could make clothing. I wanted to share that passion and ability with the next generation!

Grazia I - Manager of Operations

College? London College of Fashion with a BA in Fashion, Media, Culture and Communication

What led you to work in Fashion? Curiosity and passion for fashion, costumes, trends & society

Favorite Fashion Job? Personal Shopper and Stylist

Hometown? Calabria, Italy

When you're not at TFC? I writes for online fashion magazines and began a Photography and Styling agency (www.FashionPhotoStyling.com) with my photographer husband specializing in fashion shoots, product shoots and events!

Courtney S. - Studio Manager, Merrick

College? Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in fashion design

What led you to the Fashion Industry? From a young age I loved fashion, and began to take pre-college classes at F.I.T at age 14.

Favorite Fashion Job? Assistant designer at Flapdoodles, a children's wear company

When you're not at TFC? I love to go to concerts, or can be found lounging around with my cat, Pumpkin.

Hometown? Long Island, NY

Lori G. - Fashion Instructor, Merrick & NYC

College: Florida State University (FSU) major in Fashion Design

Currently Sewing: Dance and theater costumes for a variety of stages in NYC!

Favorite Designer: Yves Saint Laurent

Why do you love teaching children to sew? It's a skill they can really build upon and grow with. They can easily catch on to make simple projects, but as they practice, they are able to create very detailed and unique projects. The best part is when they try something on for the first time. I love seeing their eyes light up in the mirror when they see how the pieces of fabric combined with their sewing has created something they can wear!

Dream place to travel? Greece

Brenda D. - Fashion Instructor, Merrick

College: Fashion Institute of Technology

Currently Making: My mom's dress for my wedding!

Favorite Moment in Fashion? I love vintage fashion, especially the 1950's.

Who Inspires You? My grandma. She was a seamstress and my love of sewing started with her.

Favorite Ice Cream? Chocolate and French Vanilla

Hometown? Bellmore, NY

When you're not sewing? I also do embroidery!

Alex S. - Fashion Instructor, Merrick

College: Fashion Institute of Technology

Who's Your Style Icon? Gwen Stefani

Favorite Designer? Betsey Johnson because her designs always exhibit a zest for life, taking the fashion world one step further.

Why do you love teaching children to sew? I love to share my passion for fashion and accessories with my students and encouraging them to express their personality through their work.

Dream Travel Destination? I've always dreamed of traveling to see The Northern Lights.

When you're not sewing? I'm designing and making jewelry

Junelle L. - Fashion Instructor, Midtown & Merrick

College: Fashion Institute of Technology

Who/What Inspires You? My mother, as a young girl I'd watch her dress to the nines!

What's your Fashion Specialty? I have a certification in Haute Couture

Favorite Fashion Job? Interning for American fashion designer Tracy Reese

When you're not sewing? I love to sing, craft and be inspired!

Meredith A. - Fashion Instructor, Midtown

College? Fashion Institute of Technology

What are you currently working on? Starting my own handbag and shoe line!

Who inspires you? My grandmother, I'd see her working on beautiful gowns and that inspired me to start designing. She worked in the garment industry in New York and would make clothing for me as a child. She also taught me to sew when I was 10.

Hometown: New York, NY

Why do you love teaching children to sew? They remind me of myself as a child and I love to see how they grow as designers.

When you're not sewing? I'm painting, visiting art galleries, doing yoga and finding the best places to eat in NYC!

Aaliyah T. - Class Assistant, Midtown

College: Currently studying at Baruch College

Who's your Style Icon? Patrice Roberts, a Trinidadian Singer

What's your favorite food? French Fries!

Why do you love teaching children to sew? Its heartwarming to see the smiles on their faces when they accomplish something new and it makes me proud to know that I played a part in their accomplishments. I also love watching them spark their creativity in unexpected ways.

Dream place to travel? Dubai because I heard they have the biggest mall in the world.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Madison L. - Class Assistant, Midtown

College: Currently attending New York University

What are you currently sewing? I'm always altering my friend's clothing.

Who's your Style Icon? Cher Horowitz (from Clueless)

Favorite Designer? Alexander McQueen, his designs were innovative and artistic!

What's your favorite color? Purple

Hometown: Sunny South Florida

Katie B. - Class Assistant, Merrick

College: High School senior making plans!

What are your favorite hobbies? I'm active in chorus and after school as a cheerleader.

Favorite Job? I spent last summer as a Counselor in Training, overseeing a group in their daily activities, making sure they were all happy campers.

Why do you love to teach sewing to children? I just love to work with kids in a creative environment at TFC!

Paige C. - Jr. Sewing Instructor

College? Parsons School of Design

What are you currently working on? A video about my hair tranformation genealogy :)

Who is your style icon? Iris Apfel, an anonymous pioneer woman, or Frankenfurter from Rocky Horror Picture Show

What's your favorite color? Green

Why do you love teaching children to sew? I love the pride they show once they figure something out or create a garment for themselves, it makes teaching so enjoyable. I also love teaching children fashion because by making something together we get to know one another and by the end of the semester a class feels like a little family and it’s so fun!

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Nicole C. - Sewing Instructor, Merrick

College: SUNY Oneonta for Fashion Design and Textiles

What are you currently making? A Bridal Collection!

Who's your style icon? Demi Lovato

Who is your favorite designer? Vivienne Westwood. She inspires uniqueness in in ladies of all ages and continues to show what it means to be a modern day woman with personality

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? Cookie Dough

Favorite fabric to work with? Denim. It has an iconic look and can be used in so many creative ways!

Hometown: Shoreham, NY