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Private Sewing Lessons

Our private sewing lessons and fashion illustration lessons for children, teens and adults can cover beginner, intermediate and advanced sewing, fashion sketching, and portfolio development. Choose from our menu of projects or create your own!

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 individual or group private sewing lessons are sure to have you sewing in no time!

Private sewing and fashion design lessons can include:

Beginner Sewing Instruction

Like sewing machine operation and a basic project like a tote bag or throw pillow!

How to Use Your Sewing Machine

Bring in your machine for a lesson on threading, machine functions, and that pesky bobbin! We will cover all of the basics of set up and machine use with you.

Hand Sewing Instruction

Learn to sew with a needle and thread and attach buttons, hem pants, or learn a basic running stitch.

Intermediate Sewing Skills

For example, sewing clothing such as skirts, dresses and basic pants!

Simple Pattern Making and Draping

Our knowledgeable instructors can show you how your body measurements can be made into a basic pattern or sloper. We can also teach the basics of draping on a dress form.

Portfolio Creation Assistance

Perfect for high school & college applications, like the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design.

Advanced Sewing Techninques

Such as inserting a zipper, sewing an inset sleeve, or creating a blind hem.

Fashion Sketching and Illustration

From the basic Croquis (fashion figure) to fabric rendering our teachers can take your sketching skills to the next level!

And so much more!

Not sure where to begin? Check out our beginner friendly project suggestions below.

Private Lesson Sewing Project Suggestions

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. The below are suggested projects for all sewing levels. Have a different idea? We'd love to help you create your designs.

Call us to inquire about scheduling 646-329-6663.

Tote Bag

Create a handbag to carry-it-all with our classic tote! An easy projects for beginners that reflects your personal style.

  • Fabric Type: Medium to Heavy Weight Woven (no stretch)
  • 1/2 yard
  • Time: 1.5 Hours

Twist Head Band

This oh-so-stylish turban styled headband will have everyone asking "where'd you get that?" Easy to sew, this is a great starter project.

  • Fabric Type: Any Medium Weight Knit or Woven
  • 1/4 yard
  • Time: 1.5 Hours

Throw Pillow

With a variety of uses and styles to choose from you or your 'lil ones will be measuring, cutting, sewing and stuffing in no time!

  • Fabric Type: Anything can work, such as cotton, denim or even fun spandex prints!
  • 1/4 yard
  • Time: 2 Hours

Skater Skirt


This gorgeous skirt is right on trend! Make it a mini or more. Features a stretch waist.

  • Fabric Type: Medium Weight Knits like Spandex or Neoprene
  • 1-1.5 yards
  • Time: 2 Hours

Mini or Midi Skirt


An easy skirt for beginners, choose the length you'd like! This skirt features an elastic waist. Upgrade to a zipper closure w/an extra hr.

  • Fabric Type: Medium Weight Woven
  • 1-1.5 yards
  • Time: 2 Hours

Slouchy Beanie Hat

This stylish hat can be made with thicker fabric for winter or t-shirt weight fabric for an all year accessory!

  • Fabric Type: Medium or Heavy Weight Stretchy Knits
  • 1/4 yard
  • Time: 1.5 Hours

Shrug Sweater

Warm and cozy, our shrug sewing project is a winter wardrobe staple. Perfect for layering, make it in a lighter fabric for spring and fall too!

  • Type of Fabric: Med to Heavy Weight Knit
  • 1 1/2 yards
  • Time: 2 Hours

Tunic Dress

An easy, breezy dress - perfect all year round! Made from stretch fabric this mid-thigh length dress will have you proudly saying 'I made this!'

  • Fabric Type: Medium Weight Woven
  • 2 yards
  • Time: 3 Hours

Wide Leg Pants

These comfy pants (with an elastic waist band) can be used for sleep, lounge wear, or even going out - it all depends on the fabric you choose!

  • Fabric Type: Light to Med Weight Woven
  • 3 yards
  • Time: 3.5 Hours

Our Fashion School in Manhattan, New York

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The Fashion Class

307 East 84th Street, Ground Floor New York, NY 10028

Open by appointment, please call before visiting.

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Established in 2010!

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