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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…

Overview

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…

Overview

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?

Birthday Parties in Midtown

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Birthday Parties in Merrick

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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…

Party Extras

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.

Overview

The Fashion Class® began in 2010 as a summer camp in Brooklyn NY. Today, The Fashion Class operates throughout New York City and Nassau County!

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 for students to show off their work on our professional runway!  The Fashion Class students take home what they’ve made throughout the course and all supplies are included in the class fee.
We also offer summer camps, school break camps and birthday parties for children interested in fashion and sewing. Our camps are full day programs with a variety of fun activities, sewing and even fashion field trips. Our birthday parties are a fashionistas dream. Party guests can sew a skirt, create clothing for American Girl Dolls, or even put on a full runway show!
Our students learn how to sew on actual sewing machines, use patterns and take their own measurements to create wearable garments. Fashion Class students love coming back year after year as projects are always changing. Stop by and see what we are creating today!

Our History

In 2009 founder Kerri Q. created The Fashion Class as an after school program for children attending one private school in Manhattan. After the class doubled (and then tripled) in size she decided to branch out! That summer, once school had ended, The Fashion Class was born as a fashion summer camp in Brooklyn, NY. The campers made all kinds of fabulous clothes & accessories and wanted to continue their sewing that fall. The Fashion Class kept growing and adding classes, teachers and new fun sewing projects. The first Manhattan class opened in 2011.

singer-sewing-machines-at-the-fashion-class-for-kidsWe now offer classes in Midtown Manhattan, on the Upper East Side,  Carroll Gardens Brooklyn and Merrick Long Island for children and teenagers ages 6 through 17 years old. Check us out in Time Out NY Kids, NY Magazine, Pix 11 news and NY1 where we’ve been featured as a NYC parent’s pick!

The Fashion Class is a Singer Sewing Machine sponsored studio. Students at TFC work on Singer Quantum Stylist Computerized Sewing Machines Our machines are easy to use, are equipped with finger guards and best of all come with cool features like speed control and embroidery!

Some of our teachers & staff during the Halloween Costume workshop! All costumes had to be self made of course . . .

Some of our teachers & staff during the Halloween Costume workshop! All costumes had to be self made of course . . .

Our amazing instructors work in the fashion industry as apparel, costume, and accessory designers as well as fashion illustrators whose clients range from Sesame Street to Target! Our student/teacher ratio is always 5:1 in classes, parties and camps. The Fashion Class focuses on fun and fabulous fashion themed classes where students learn to sew in a creative environment. While we do “assign” new projects every two weeks our up-and-coming fashionistas get to choose from a variety of fabric, put their own personal style on each garment and embellish to their hearts desire!

About Our Founder

kerriqKerri Quigley grew up in Brooklyn NY and began her fashion “career” by making clothing with fabric scraps and a hot glue gun. Her grandmother taught her to sew so her creations would last. Always wanting to make things; she sold jewelry and bell bottoms to her friends in junior high and began a women’s lounge wear  line in during her time studying at Parsons the New School for Design. Despite working with Bloomingdales and Teen Vogue her line did not last. After freelancing in various areas of design; from plus size to pets she discovered her passion for teaching sewing & design and created TFC!

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