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All About the Fashion Class

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!…


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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Our Policies

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.


See our studios and students in action!

What's New at TFC

Projects, classes, news and more on our Kid's Design Blog

Calendar of Classes and Events

Check your child's class schedule or see upcoming workshops, day camps and events.


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…

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


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…

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


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…

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


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…

Fashion Birthday Parties in Midtown

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Fashion Runway Parties for Kids

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Fashion Runway Parties for Kids

Birthday FAQ'S

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…

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.


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, 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…


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 and refrigerator. 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 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 the goody bags 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-print table cloths, 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. However, we have extra chairs and a number of 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 $250 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. 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, sparkler candles or glitter canons?

Unfortunately we do not allow piñata's, sparkler candles or glitter canons at our birthday parties.