Take your sewing to the next level with wearable, modern Fashion Kit Patterns. FK patterns are made for the classroom with easy to follow digital instructions, thoughtful construction, and a great fit!

Apprentice

APPRENTICE BEGINNER | INTERMEDIATE

Age 11-17 (Grades 5-12) - new to sewing or with foundation skills

Students at the apprentice level are able to follow more complex instructions and manipulate materials with increasing accuracy. At this stage in the program we introduce knit fabrics, more complex garments, and specialty machines.

Each 7 week course covers a specific garment, accessory, or concentration in detail. Much like an apprenticeship in a design studio, we take students step by step through one project at a time introducing new techniques and building upon them in subsequent projects.

Tweens + Teens Learn garment industry techniques using professional equipment and premium materials in a structured, small group setting that encourages creative-risk taking!

We teach industry …

Students who are new to sewing or have little experience with garments are encouraged to take Intro To Fashion Sewing, a multi project course designed to walk beginners through sewing machine and serger basics, working with patterns, and following instructions in three fun projects.

After ITFS students are encouraged to take other apprentice level courses in any of the garments or accessories they like. Each course introduces new concepts and reinforces skills

 

Skills Acquired

  • use and mastery of the sewing machine, serger, and associated tools (iron, cutting tools, hand sewing, etc)

  • keeping even seam allowances, sewing accuracy, garment sewing techniques

  • working with patterns, following pattern instructions, attention to detail

  • fitting and measuring

  • materials properties, use and behavior

  • Intro to fashion illustration

  • Intro to styling, merchandising, and other aspects of the garment industry

  • creative risk-taking as skills progress

**All supplies and materials are included in the price of the class. Students receive a credit to choose their fabrics from the shop at the beginning of the course.

 
Artisan

Advanced

Artisan

The artisan level of our fashion program offers advanced students flexible, unstructured yet supported time to work on sewing projects of their choice from our library of patterns.

If you have the skills to complete a project from sketch to finished garment on your own at home but value the support and camaraderie offered in the studio setting, then you’re in the right place. We created Fashion Club to support and challenge advanced students who are eager to push the boundaries of their creativity!

Much like a co-working space, Fashion Club members gain shared access to all of the tools and equipment at the studio, with the addition of an instructor on hand for guidance. The schedule is flexible and the cost is significantly reduced as the instruction is much less intensive and materials are supplied by the student or purchased separately from the studio.

Who It’s for

Intermediate / Advanced students in 5th grade (Age 10) and above who:

  • have completed at least 2-3 Apprentice level courses (or equivalent)

  • exhibit a high level of proficiency operating the sewing and serger machines, using patterns, and following printed and digital instructions.

How it works

$125 monthly studio access fee entitles you to 4 hours per week of studio time plus exclusive member benefits including:

  • A reserved sewing station during the Fashion Club session of your choice for up to 2 hours per week

  • Drop-in to other Fashion Club sessions up to an additional 2 hours per week

  • Premium fabric, and materials are available for purchase in studio at a 10% member discount

  • Fashion Kit patterns may be purchased a la carte for $15 each or in a four pattern bundle for $45.

  • Each member receives a sturdy Fashion Kit box to keep their work in and a Fashion Kit seasonal lookbook with on-trend fabric samples and croqui’s for sketching

  • First access to Seamsters Local youth program special events

*Fabric and materials are NOT included in the monthly rate

For a current Fashion Club schedule click here.

 

FASHION CLUB

Fashion Club offers flexible, unstructured yet supported time to work on sewing projects of your choice from our library of patterns.

Much like a co-working space, Fashion Club members gain shared access to all of the tools and equipment at the studio, with the addition of an instructor on hand for guidance. The schedule is flexible and the cost is significantly reduced as the instruction is less intensive and materials are supplied by the student (purchased separately from the studio).

Intermediate to advanced seamsters become daring creative risk-takers in our instructor supported Artisan program. Here you will find other inspired young designers eager to create…

discovering new techniques and methods to execute their designs

STUDENTS

Intermediate / Advanced students in 5th grade (Age 11) and above who have:

  • completed at least 2-3 Apprentice level courses (or equivalent)

  • exhibit a high level of proficiency operating the sewing and serger machines, using patterns, and following printed and digital instructions.

MEMBERSHIP

HOW IT WORKS

$125 monthly studio access fee entitles you to 4 hours per week of studio time plus exclusive member benefits including:

  • A reserved sewing station during the Fashion Club session of your choice for up to 2 hours per week

  • Drop-in to other Fashion Club sessions up to an additional 2 hours per week

  • Premium fabric, and materials are available for purchase in studio at a 10% member discount

  • Fashion Kit patterns may be purchased a la carte for $15 each or in a four pattern bundle for $45.

  • Each member receives a sturdy Fashion Kit box to keep their work in and a Fashion Kit seasonal lookbook with on-trend fabric samples and croqui’s for sketching

  • First access to Seamsters Local youth program special events

*Fabric and materials are NOT included in the monthly rate

BENEFITS

Fashion Kit etc

Take your sewing to the next level with wearable, modern Fashion Kit Patterns. FK patterns are made for the classroom with easy to follow digital instructions, thoughtful construction, and a great fit!

ATMOSPHERE

We understand that for teens a positive peer culture is more important now than ever before so we encourage fun and collaboration in a laid-back environment. It’s not unheard of to find a group of 6th graders cutting away singing “girls just wanna have fun…”

stimulating, engaging, and supportive

The combination of laid back atmosphere with structured class pacing is intentionally engineered to encourage frequent questions while affording instructors an opportunity to thoughtfully address them. With everyone working at their own pace yet on the same page, class becomes an engaging, submersive experience where a deeper understanding of the material happens simply by watching peers tackle the same challenges in unique ways.

 
Master

Portfolio

Master

Coming Fall 2019!

Our masters level program is intended for teens interested in pursuing a college education or career in the fashion industry.

We work with students to develop portfolio ready projects and collections that showcase individual strengths, talents, and personal style. We help gather resources for special projects and develop or source training in specific areas of interest. If we don’t have the experience we track down someone who does!

Throughout the year we arrange a limited number of exclusive masters level classes, workshops, and guest lectures on fashion industry related topics ranging from portfolio photography to the business of fashion to building a brand. Depending on interest we may offer teen classes in draping, pattern making, and other advanced areas of interest but we encourage teens to check out our adult offerings in advanced garment sewing. Masters level workshops are intended to highlight areas of interest specific to teens and college age students that we do not offer in our other programs.

Internships

In addition we offer a summer internship program for high-school and college age students interested in teaching sewing. Summer internships include 10 hours of classroom training and 2 week-long sessions (30 hours) of paid time assisting in the classroom.

With renewed interest in sewing and new studios popping up all over the world our masters level program is a great way to set yourself up to earn extra income in innovative ways through college and beyond!