The NYC Fashion Experience

Shop Like a Fashion Designer, Sew Like a Couturier.

A fun group activity for children, teens, and adults interested in Fashion Design or even fans of the show Project Runway. Meet your experience host at Mood Fabric store (where all the best designers shop) in the heart of the Garment Center of NYC.  We'll chat about what you’d love to make or even give you a design challenge. You'll then have time to select and purchase your fabric.  Back at the studio, after a short ride on the NYC subway's Q train with your host, it’s time to cut and sew your one-of-a-kind, fabulous creation!

We’ve had visitors from all over the world visit us to learn to sew and experience NYC’s Garment District like a real fashion designer! Check out Jeannie D. above, who came to sew  all the way from South Africa.

The perfect sewing activity for locals and visitors alike who want a true New York fashion experience. On our way to and from Mood (or a fabric store of your choice) we’ll walk through the garment center, pass the big button, see the showrooms, trim, and fabric stores of Manhattan's Garment District.

This experience takes place in our studio located at 307 East 84th St. Travel from the fabric store to our studio is either by taxi or the Q train - your experience host will guide the way! Mood (and most of the Garment District) is closed on Sundays.

The Schedule

Say Hello

We’ll meet and go over what you’d like to make. Meeting at the fabric stores allows us more time to shop and sew.

Let's Shop

 We will visit a NYC fabric store, Mood or another of your choice, to shop for your fabric. Be on the lookout for famous fashion designers!


On our way back to the studio you'll see a few Garment Center landmarks like showrooms, the Big Button, and The Garment Worker Statue.


Back at our studio we will teach you to use the sewing machine and prep, cut, pin and sew your fabric into something fabulous, just for you!

Pricing starts at $75 per hour for one student plus $25 per hour for each additional student. A minimum of 3 hours is required to accommodate shopping and travel time. Total time spent on your experience depends on the project you choose. If you’d like to visit us for less time please schedule a Private Lesson

Please note: We do not provide fabric for this activity, purchasing fabric from Mood is the responsibility of our students. Mood pricing runs from $15+ per yard (Each student will need approximately 1/2-3 yards; depending on their chosen project)

All skill levels are welcome| Ages 8 through adult | Group size of 1-8 “designers” welcome!

NYC fashion tour and sewing lesson

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