Welcome to The Fashion Class!
The Fashion Class is not your grandma’s sewing class! Unlike sewing-only courses, The Fashion Class provides a big-picture introduction to fashion alongside lessons on how to make real clothing. Students learn sewing skills along with illustration, merchandising, fashion history, the business of fashion, entrepreneurship, and more.
Through hands-on learning at The Fashion Class, anyone can experience the thrill of making something on their own. Classes, Camps, Workshops, Birthday Parties, and Group & Private Lessons are available for kids ages 6-17 and adults of all ages, at any skill level.
Projects change each season, so kids of all ages can return again and again to continue building their sewing skills.
Whether you’ve always wanted to make custom-made clothing that fits perfectly, have a kid who’s crazy for sketching imaginative outfits, or just love the idea of using your hands to create something of your own, our approach makes it easy!
Founded in the garment district of NYC, The Fashion Class provides an education in fashion in the heart of the fashion world. From creating your own clothing, field trips to the costume department of Broadway shows like Wicked, shopping trips at Mood fabrics (featured on Project Runway) and visits to world-class museums, The Fashion Class provides an unforgettable fashion education!
The Fashion Class’s specialized curriculum—developed in partnership with pattern makers, illustrators, and educators over ten years—is designed around what works best for kids, including:
Limited Class Size “Boutique” limited class sizes of 15 students and a teacher ratio of 1:6 ensure every child gets the attention they deserve.
Exceptional Teachers Our teachers combine real-world experience with specialized training and bring kindness and empathy along with energy and enthusiasm to the classroom. Teachers have degrees in art, fashion and design and experience in the fashion industry, and all instructors pass The Fashion Class Teacher Training.
Safety First. All management staff are certified and trained in CPR and first-aid. Covered blades on fabric scissors along with finger guards and speed control on all sewing machines ensure little hands are always safe!
In Beginner and Intermediate Adult Classes, wearable projects are completed by the end of class. Adults at any skill level can enroll in one-on-one courses, too.
The Fashion Class is an unforgettable learning experience. In the studio, they build confidence, have fun and explore skills they might not have the opportunity to use at school.
With children as young as 6 easily mastering the sewing machine to create dresses, scrunchies, purses and more!
By choosing fabric, customizing decorations, and adding their own special touch to each project.
Flourishing in a creative community where they learn alongside other kids who share their interest in fashion and sewing.
By experiencing the pride that comes from learning a new skill and seeing their progress over time as they create something on their own.
Using math when measuring fabric for a pattern, improving drawing skills during fashion illustration, and refining fine motor skills while pinning, cutting and using a sewing machine. (They build real-world skills, too, learning how to shop at the fabric store and negotiating prices!)