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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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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…

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…

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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

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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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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)…

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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…

Birthday Party FAQ’s

1. Can I bring outside food and drinks?

Yes, we welcome you to bring outside food, cake, cupcakes, and/or drinks. Our studios have a water cooler as well as complimentary coffee and tea for parents. We also have a refrigerator & freezer. We normally have students break for pizza after one hour of sewing, finish their projects, then have cake/cupcakes.

2. Do you provide pizza and/or cake?

Yes, if you’d like to be worry free on the day of your child’s party we can order cake or pizza for you. Just let us know what you’d like when booking your party. Pizza and cake are not included in our party package pricing.

3. What is in your goody bag?

Our standard goody bags have a costume jewelry ring, a hair accessory and a lollipop for each party attendee. The birthday girl gets an extra gift along with her goody bag. Our deluxe goody bag doubles everything! If you'd like to add to our goody bag just let us know and we can leave them open for you.

4. Do I need to bring decorations?

You are welcome to bring additional decorations. We decorate our party room with fashionable pink table cloths, balloons, pink pom-poms, butterfly streamers, flowers and matching cups, plates, and napkins.

5. Can I bring in rental tables, chairs or furniture?

Unfortunately, because of the difficulty of drop-off and pick-up coordination, we do not allow rental furniture at this time. However, we have 50+ chairs and a number if different sized tables for your use.

6. Do you have sewing birthday parties for beginners?

Yes, all of our party projects are fun to make an easy to sew. We go over how to use a sewing machine at the beginning of any sewing party and help the party guests throughout the sewing process. For more info please see our sewing birthday party packages.

7. What is your Student/Teacher ratio for birthday parties?

Our student/teacher ratio depends on the party activity you choose. Your child’s sewing party will have one instructor per 5 children. Non sewing parties are a ratio of one instructor per 6 children. Maxi runway parties include a team of seven to get everyone ready for the big show!

8. Can your party projects be altered for boys?

Yes, we often have both boys and girls at parties and everyone loves working with our sewing machines! Some of our projects can be easily changed, for example, our tote bag project can easily become a mini backpacks for boys. T-shirt decoration and PJ pants are also a great project for girls and boys at a sewing or craft birthday party. Please let us know ahead of time so we can be sure to have boy-friendly fabric on hand.

9. What is your cancellation policy?

All parties require a non-refundable 30% deposit to reserve our studio. The balance is due the day of your child’s party. Birthday party cancellations will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. For our full birthday party policy please see Our Policies located under the About Us tab.

10. Do I need to tip the party staff?

Tipping is entirely at your discretion and always appreciated by our staff.

11. What if I need to change my child’s party date?

We require three weeks advance notice for any date or time changes. The Fashion Class will do our best to accommodate your requested date provided both activities begin within 3 months of each other, all payments made will transfer to the new date & time. The Fashion Class will not hold a deposit as credit for longer than 3 month’s time.

12. What if not all of the invited guests attend my child’s birthday?

Our birthday party prices are per child. We will contact you 48 hrs prior to your child’s party to get a final guest count; this is the number we will use when determining your balance. You will be charged for any extra guests who may not have rsvp’d.

13. Do you charge for adults?

We do not charge for adults so long as the number of adults does not exceed the number of participating children. We have complimentary coffee and tea for adults and will provide extra paper goods for the adults at the party. Should your adult guest list exceed the children guest list we charge $5 per additional adult.

14. I have little ones attending the party, can you set up an activity for them?

Yes! We love seeing creative toddlers and tweens alike. In the past we've set up coloring, sticker crafts, animal mask making and more while the older group is making fab fashion. Please let us know your requirements when booking.

15. Can I bring a piñata?

Unfortunately we do not allow piñata's at our birthday parties.