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Our Philosophy We believe in hands-on learning by doing, 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,…

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Our Philosophy We believe in hands-on learning by doing, 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,…

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Our Team

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Caroline F.

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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

Fashion Design and Sewing Classes for Kids Our creative classes for children and teens take place after school and on weekends throughout the school year. Students learn to sew real and wearable clothing in our signature Fashion Design and Sewing class. Additional courses offered include accessory, illustration and fashion branding/marketing. All classes are offered seasonally during…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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? Take a Sewing Lesson . . . Our private sewing lessons and sketching/fashion illustration 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…

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

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Girl Scouts & Home School Groups

We love hosting Girl Scout Troops, home school groups and school field trips at The Fashion Class! Girl Scout Troops 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…

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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?

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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…

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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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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…

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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.

DIY Clothing

April 5, 2016

DIY Prom Dresses

Imagine walking into the venue for prom, the best moment of your entire high school career and someone is wearing the same dress as you. To some people this is a complete NO-NO! But don’t worry, there are ways to prevent this from happening. The most creative and original way of ensuring this is by creating your…

December 27, 2015

Safely Sewing with Children and our Machine Recommendations

When I first started The Fashion Class I thought a lot about the age of our youngest sewers. A combination of maturity levels, motor skill development and creativity led me to six. At six years old children can cut fabric, understand colors and fit and are absolutely fearless on a sewing machine! I myself first…

October 26, 2015

Halloween Workshop

The Fashion Class recently had their annual halloween workshop! With the day quickly approaching our students participated in an all too exciting workshop where they made their own costumes. They had the opportunity to pick from a gum ball machine, a fifties fashionista or a cheetah. Each student picked their favorite and spent weeks putting it…

October 7, 2015

DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids

Halloween is right around the corner and some might not have any costumes for the kids. The easiest way to obtain a costume is to make it yourself! Some designs are very simple while some other may be more elaborate to design, nonetheless this post will pull some of the easier and fun costumes to…

November 13, 2014

Teen Fashion Design Classes – Make your own clothes!

Our teen group has been working on some fabulous designs in their Fashion Design and Sewing classes! Our teen sewing course allows the older students get to design their own projects from start to finish. That means that if a design requires draping our instructors will teach that student how to drape on a dress…

October 5, 2014

Join TFC and Make Your Own Halloween Costume

Join The Fashion Class on Saturday October 18th 2-5PM for a Halloween party like no other. Learn to sew and actually make your own Halloween costume from scratch. Our DIY costumes are perfect for the fashionista who wants to stand out while Trick Or Treating! Last year’s event was a huge hit and we had…

September 10, 2014

A Field Trip to the McCall’s Pattern Company!

The other week I had the pleasure of going on a fabulous tour of the McCall’s Pattern Company headquarters in downtown New York City! It was an incredible peek into the behind-the-scenes of one of America’s largest home-sewing pattern making companies, a true leader in the sewing world!! Besides seeing the actual headquarters — the tables…

August 21, 2014

DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing colors. Back to school, you say? Yea, I guess that is happening, too. But what I was referring to is HALLOWEEN! October will be here soon and if you’re a creative type, you will…

July 11, 2014

Sticky Fingers with Sophie!

What comes to your mind when you hear of ‘duct tape’? Not much, right? Probably just your ability to seal packages and ship them out. What if I was to tell you that you can make all sort of things using duct tape? But not just with the boring silver duct tape, but the tape…

April 9, 2014

The WCL Academy visits The Fashion Class!

What do you get when you mix 25 Pre-schoolers with fashion? Creative fun! The World Class Learning Academy joined The Fashion Class for a school trip, where the kids learned about clothing. During their trip, Kerri had a discussion about different kinds of clothing and where people would usually wear them to. These kids were…

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