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The Fashion Class makes sewing and fashion design easy and fun for everyone! Our courses combine practical skills with creativity, unlocking limitless self-expression in students of all ages. Discover the joy of making something with your own two hands, the energy of a creative community and the excitement of fashion design at The Fashion Class!…

Overview

The Fashion Class makes sewing and fashion design easy and fun for everyone! Our courses combine practical skills with creativity, unlocking limitless self-expression in students of all ages. Discover the joy of making something with your own two hands, the energy of a creative community and the excitement of fashion design at The Fashion Class!…

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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…

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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

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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 Bryant Park Manhattan and Upper East Side NYC studios. Our students learn everything from sewing, fashion illustration, accessory design and even fabric science! Each…

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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

Overview

Looking for an amazing fashion 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 clothing, design fashion or walk in a real fashion show! Our creative parties for kids feature different make and take projects…

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Fashion Birthday Parties in Midtown

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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 Bryant Park and Upper East Side Studios in Manhattan. Our family based lessons will teach you and your…

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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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Student Work

June 29, 2013

Our Entrepreneurial Students

At The Fashion Class we teach our students to make amazing garments and accessories, and also teach them ways to promote them as a brand and make it in the Fashion World! But some of our students come to class with some business experience ALREADY under their belt — even at age 6!!

Below are some incredible stories about our students and their totally awesome budding businesses. Check them out!

Leanna is 6 and last year she started Leli’s Magical Stitches, a decorated-pillow business which also specializes in pillow-purses (a plush purse made out of two pillows). Her mother describes it as an experience where she has to “simply shower her with support, and then sit back and watch her inspire the world.”  In addition, Leanna has even won awards for her young business!

“Since Christmas Leli has been a Keynote Speaker and Young Entrepreneur Honoree at The Old Field Planters Annual Scholarship Luncheon, and received a Future Entrepreneur Fashion Designer award from the NYS Senate and Assembly. Leli’s pillows are made with the kind of love that only children can give. A portion of all sales go to Prevent Child Abuse NY. ” – Amanda Nesbot, Leanna’s Mom

Lea is also 6 but already has her accessory line for sale in Upper West Side Boutiques! Her customizable, snap-on decorations headband business, Snazzee Apparel, allows customers to change their headband’s decoration every day or even every hour, based on their mood or outfit! All the profits from her business go to her school, Speyer Legacy.

Lea even had the opportunity to hang out with NBC reporter Ben Aaron and the video of their afternoon together is quite hillarious, resulting in Lea designing the perfect headband for Ben. Check it out for sure. We can’t wait to see how she’ll personalize her garments in class!

Emi is 12 and in class she always had a keen eye for the very sophisticated designs, adjusting the projects to fit her vision exactly. She designed this “Mint Lemonade Dress” and produced it on BYCO, a micro-financing website for design which creates prototypes of your submitted designs.

You can purchase Emi’s dresses right there on BYCO’s site, and Emi will get a portion of the profits! In Emi’s exact description of the dress:

Mint Lemonade Dress

This dress features an under layer of fuchsia silk charmeuse, which hits mid thigh, and a mint green silk chiffon over layer, that grazes the ankles. With spaghetti straps and a zipper at the back seem, this dress has a cinched waist that creates a long and feminine figure

I’m so blown away by our students and all that they’ve created! So looking forward to seeing how these businesses grow and expand, especially as our students learn new techniques and skills to make their products better and better!

Aliya

 

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