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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…

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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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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…

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Sewing and Fashion Design 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

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 studio. Our students learn everything from sewing, fashion illustration, accessory design and even fabric science! Each day is broken out into classes…

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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

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…

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Sewing 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

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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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Fashion Birthday Parties in Midtown

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Birthday Parties in Merrick

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Party Extras

Photo Booths $15 per guest – Adds 30 minutes to end time Send the birthday girl to Paris this year with our Eiffel Tower photo backdrop or have each guest appear on the cover of a magazine! Party goers dress up is satin gloves and feather boas (optional) and pose for our photographer. Each guest…

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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.

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…

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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, Cadettes 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…

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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…

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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?

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 to be: 90 minute classes  once per week 10-16 week long…

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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…

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Fabric & Trim Stores

January 14, 2016

All About Mood Fabrics

In the fashion world, fabric heaven is located in the heart of Manhattan, in a big store called Mood Fabrics (as well as Los Angeles, California). Every fashion designer lives in this store due to the endless aisles of fabrics; seriously anything you can imagine. It is a three level store home to thousands of…

July 29, 2015

Osh Kosh B’Gosh

Our students recently visited the OshKosh B’Gosh Headquarters and absolutely loved it! Osh Kosh B’Gosh is a childrens clothing company founded in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1895. Their only market is toddlers and children selling new and upcoming clothes to keep kids on trend and comfortable. At the headquarters, the kids got to experience how Osh…

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…

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…

March 5, 2014

How to Sew Swimwear

As summer approaches and beach weather will soon (we promise!) be here you may find yourself in need of a new bathing suit. Instead of the endless search for that perfect fit and hours in the dressing room (when you’re not quite ready for summer) why not up-cycle an old bikini? By up-cycling we mean…

February 20, 2014

Flowers Galore – Silk Flowers Made by M & S Shmalberg

During this week’s School Break Fashion Camp, our group went on an informative trip to M & S Schmalberg where they created couture silk flowers! M & S Schmalberg is a very old and very famous custom fabric flower company that creates thousands of flowers of different materials for many well-known name brands, shows, celebrities,…

August 6, 2013

Kids Camp: Mike’s NYC Tour

Another great Fashion Field Trip our amazing campers get to attend is Mike’s NYC Fashion District Tour. Mike has lived in NYC his whole life and is a professional tour guide who has created and leads tons of NYC based tours for every type of interest. He is a regular contributor to the Fashion Mannuscript,…

July 28, 2013

Kids Camp: Designing a Sparkling Display!

A couple weeks ago we had the immense honor of designing the Fashion Center’s storefront window at 215 West 38th Street. In true TFC style we packed the window full of style — and glitter, thread spools, ribbons, and everything else we love! The kids camp spent an afternoon preparing — glittering a huge foam-board pair…

December 28, 2012

Holiday Mini Fashion Camp Visits Mood . . . and guess who cut our fabric

On the first day of holiday mini fashion design camp we: Learned to use a sewing machine Started making tote bags Drew each other’s fashion runway poses Played our favorite game “ten minute catwalk” Visited Mood with a budget of $10 each and purchased fabric for our skirts we’ll make tomorrow Made t-shirt jewelry And…

December 13, 2012

Summer Fashion Camp: Day 2:

From July 2012: Day two of fashion and sewing summer camp and things couldn’t be more fun! The children’s camp finished their reversible tote bags in the morning (super cute) and their infinity scarves in the afternoon! In between we visited Mood Fabrics and The Fashion Institute of Technology. Mood was in the middle of…

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