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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…

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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…

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 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…

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…

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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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

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 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 hang-out….

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 and Design Classes

Expand 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 want…

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…

Sewing for Adults

Our brand new adult classes and workshops cover specific projects and activities for adults who want to learn to sew in a fun and fabulous environment! Join us for a few evening hours to create one-of-a kind projects that you can actually use. Learn on state of the art Singer Sewing machines (Quantum Stylist Touch)…

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…

Sewing Machines & Supplies

We are always asked about sewing machines and supplies that are appropriate for young sewers so we’ve compiled this page to highlight some of our favorite sewing supplies, products and sewing machines for kids, teens and adults! Any new machine will come with most of the supplies you’ll need to start sewing immediately however you will want a few extra things, see below for our recommended extras like a good pair of scissors and fabric. For any sewing project that involves scissors, pins and sewing machines adult supervision is advised. The Fashion Class is a Singer Sewing Machine sponsored studio!

SEWING MACHINES

Similar to what we use in Class the Fashion Mate 3333 is a great beginner sewing machine for kids.

  • Auto threading
  • Light weight and small
  • Easy drop in bobbin
The Singer 7258 has everything your fashionista will need in a sewing machine.

  • Speed control – an important safety feature
  • Auto threading
  • Drop in bobbin
The 9960 has a ton of features, one model lower than what is used in class.

  • Speed control – an important safety feature
  • Auto threading
  • 600 stitches!
 The 9985 Quantum Stylist touch is used in our classes, camps & parties.

  • Speed control – an important safety feature
  • Touch screen display
  • 960 stitches + embroidery!

 

SUPPLIES

Gingher makes the best fabric scissors and this model is our favorite!

  • Lightweight
  • Covered blade for safety
Gutermann polyester thread is perfect for all sewing projects.

  • Reusable storage box
  • Strong!  will not break
A flexible measuring tape is a must have for anyone who makes clothing, we love this one!

  • Flexible, won’t stretch
  • It’s pink!
  • Easy to read numbers
The last thing your new sewist will need are a bunch of pins and somewhere to put them!

  • 250 straight pins
  • Reusable container
  • Pin cushion

 

FABRIC & NOTIONS

For any new sewer, 100% cotton fabric is a great place to start. We love the fun prints from Riley Blake.

  • 100% cotton
  • 12 1/4 yard pieces
Colorful buttons? Always a good idea.

  • 100 buttons per pack
  • various designs & prints
We love the prints on Hip Girl’s ribbon variety pack.

  • perfect for trims, hair bows and more.
  • 180 yards
Though not sewable – our students always love to DIY their creations with some fabric paint!

  • 10 different colors
  • Easy to use & clean
  • Works on all fabrics

 

FOR ADVANCED SEWERS

This tween-sized knit maxi-dress pattern is a simple project for an intermediate to advanced sewer.This adjustable dress form is perfect for draping.This pink jersey dress form is really for decoration or display but it’s so cute!Helpful tips and tricks in a kid-friendly sewing book.