Private Lessons

Private Sewing Lessons for Children & Adults in Bryant Park Midtown and Upper East Side NYC

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 machines in our fully equipped sewing studios. You can even bring in your own sewing machine for a lesson on how to use it! We do our best to pair you with an instructor who will fit your specific needs. Our One-on-One Lessons are sure to have you sewing in no time!

You Can Learn:

  • Beginner Sewing Instruction (i.e. sewing machine operation and a basic project like a tote bag or throw pillow)
  • Intermediate or advanced sewing classes (sewing clothing such as skirts, dresses and basic pants)
  • A specific project or activity (i.e. zippers, hemming)*
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Portfolio creation for middle school high school and college applications (Fashion Industries High School, Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design etc.)
  • Fabric types/ fabric shopping in NYC (see below)
  • Entrepreneurship or How to Start a Fashion Line

All private lessons are one on one in a private classroom and cost $75 per hour, each additional student is $25 per hour. Fabric is not included. Contact us today to book your lesson!

Need some project ideas? Download our Private Sewing Lesson “Menu” below for project ideas, approximate lesson duration and fabric info!

Learn to use your sewing machine nyc

New! How to Use YOUR Sewing Machine ($35)

Do you have a sewing machine collecting dust? Is your thread tangled in knots? TFC is now offering 30-minute how-to’s with your own machine. Schedule an appointment in our Bryant Park or UES Studio and one of our knowledgeable instructors will teach a basic lesson on machine usage including machine parts, threading, bobbin threading and basic sewing. Please remember to bring ALL machine parts including your power cord and foot pedal!

Perfect for those visiting NYC, beginners or those wishing to brush up on their sewing skills.

Interested in Group Lessons or The Utimate NYC Fashion Experience?

*Unfortunately we can not accommodate menswear, eveningwear, swimwear or pattern making private sewing lessons at this time. For amazing technical construction classes for advanced sewers please checkout our friends at Workroom Social.

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