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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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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.

Fashion Design Info

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 21, 2015

FIT Museums

              The all too famous Fashion Institute of Technology has a very interesting and creative museum full of new, old and original pieces they love to display, and people love to see! Located on the first floor of their campus, a new and improved exhibit is constantly arriving. After visiting their…

April 23, 2014

The Fashion Class on Cosmo Times

Summer 2012 The Fashion Class was featured on Cosmo Times as a top place to visit in NYC. This video highlights our Teen Camp program where students learn how to actually create a clothing line from start to finish. Cosmo Times spent Day 1 with our teen campers as we visited and purchased fabric from…

October 26, 2015

Malan Breton Visits TFC

The Fashion Class had a very exciting visitor arrive on Saturday to chat with some of our students from our Teen Trend Forecasting class. If you didn’t know, Malan Breton is a very accomplished man who dabbles in everything (and i mean everything). He finds himself submerged in fashion, singing, dancing, photography, modeling, directing and…

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…

May 6, 2014

Kay Unger mentors a TFC Student!

Kay Unger is a fashion icon. After attending Parsons School of Design (yay Parsons!) she began her own label in the early 1970’s and grew it to a multi-million dollar fashion label. An amazing designer and philanthropist (she has worked with the Boys and Girls clubs of America, Stand Up to Cancer and as an…

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,…

December 30, 2013

Free Fashion Coloring Book by the Designers of Ruffian

This past September designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of the chic brand Ruffian collaborated with Prismacolor to create a free fashion coloring book featuring their Spring 2014 collection. Why a coloring book you ask? “We’ve always been a huge fan of illustrations, and we have a whole collection of vintage paper doll books,” Wolk…

August 15, 2013

Teen Camp: Alicia and Olivia field trip!

In between designing, constructing, styling and modeling their own clothing line, our teen camp went on some great field trips to be inspired and get a better sense of the working fashion world. We visited the Alice + Olivia workroom and learned all about technical packs. Alice + Olivia is an incredible fun, fabulous, and…

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,…

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