Fashion Sewing Classes & Parties for Kids & Teens
So much more than sewing classes, Fashion First Workshops is a Fashion Program for kids and teens interested in fashion design, learning how to design clothes and how to use a sewing machine, and having fun with other young fashion designers. We teach fashion sewing classes and how to design clothes, as well as the fundamentals of fashion sketching and portfolio development, in and around Westfield, Madison, and Netherwood Hts, Plainfield, New Jersey.
We teach students grades 1-12 the fundamentals of sewing to help explore their creativity. Our instructors nurture and help build self esteem. From after school sewing classes in the classroom to fashion programs in local recreation centers and other locations, we love teaching kids to sew and how to design clothes they’re proud to wear. On Saturdays we offer sessions at our Home Studio in the Netherwood Heights Historic District of Plainfield, NJ. We are always busy with planning Fashion Summer Camps, NYC fashion field trips, Girl Scout Events & Service Projects & Fashion Birthday Parties.
Our students [Fashion Designers] start with the sketch (croquis) and technical details, choose and render the fabric, learn the proper way to make a pattern, including measuring each other, and understand the importance of this process to the final FIT of the garment. They learn how to pin and how to use a sewing machine to create the entire garment, including the final fitting. Finally, on the last day of our fashion design sewing classes, we hold our very own Fashion Show.
With Project Runway Junior (the Lifetime show) becoming so popular, more and more students want to explore creativity through fashion design challenges. We show them how to REALLY go about becoming a Fashion Designer, and provide fashion design / sewing classes at various levels to match each student’s sewing / design skills.
Upcoming Fashion Camps, Classes and Workshops
- Winter Break Workshops Westfield
December 28, 2021 - December 30, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Limited Workshop: Design and Create Joggers! Location: Westfield Recreation 425 E Broad St. Westfield, NJ December 28th, 29th, 30th (three-day exclusive workshop) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday No sewing experience necessary. Co-ed classes. Cost: $225 (includes fabrics, trims, and sewing supplies as well as use of sewing machines. If a student has their own machine they know (more…)
- Winter 2022 St. Patrick's Class
January 11, 2022 - March 1, 2022
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Design and Create the Raglan Sweat Top! Location: St. Patrick School 45 Chatham Street, Chatham, NJ 07928 East/West Room Tuesdays for 8 weeks, January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, March 1st 2:45-4:00 p.m. (Grades 2nd-8th, Ages 7-13) No sewing experience necessary. Co-ed classes. Cost: $250 (includes fabrics, trims, and sewing supplies as (more…)
- Winter 2022 Westfield Later Class
January 13, 2022 - March 3, 2022
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Design and Create the Raglan Sweat Top! Location: Westfield Recreation 425 E Broad St. Westfield, NJ Thursdays for 8 weeks, January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & March 3rd 5:15-6:15 p.m. (Later Class Grades 5th + Ages 10 and up.) No sewing experience necessary. Co-ed classes. Cost: $205 (includes fabrics, trims, and (more…)
- Winter 2022 Madison Early Class
January 14, 2022 - March 4, 2022
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Design and Create the Raglan Sweat Top! Location: Madison Community House (Thursday Morning Club) 25 Cook Ave, Madison, NJ Fridays for 8 weeks, January 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March 4th (makeup day March 11th if needed) 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Earlier Class grades 2nd-4th, Ages 7-9) No sewing experience necessary. Co-ed classes. Cost: (more…)
- Winter 2022 Edison Early Class
January 18, 2022 - March 8, 2022
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Design and Create the Dolman Top! Location: Edison Recreation Minnie B. Veal Community Center 1070 Grove Ave. Edison, NJ 08820 Tuesdays for 8 weeks, Jan 18th, 25th, Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, March 1, 8th (March 15th a makeup day as needed) 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Grades 2nd-4th, Ages 7-9) Beginner No sewing experience necessary. Co-ed classes. (more…)