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Discover the joy of creating your own fashion masterpieces with sewing classes in NYC. Learn essential techniques, unleash your creativity, and gain the skills to design and sew your own unique garments.

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Sewing 101: Basics

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Discover the joy of sewing from scratch with Sewing 101: Basics! Perfect for beginners or those in need of a refresher, this course covers essential techniques like using a sewing machine, reading patterns, and fabric selection. From skirts to drawstring pants, learn to create garments and professional closures with confidence.

(321) Beginner 10 and older
$375

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Sip & Sew for Beginners

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Discover the joy of sewing with Sip & Sew, a beginner's class where you'll learn sewing machine basics while crafting a denim tote bag, complemented by two glasses of wine—one to start and one to celebrate your newfound skills!

(321) Beginner 21 and older
$99
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Alterations Workshop

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Join our hands-on workshop to master the art of garment alterations. Learn to add or remove ease for the perfect fit, and adjust hemlines with both hand and machine stitches. Bring your own garments and leave with a tailored wardrobe that fits just right. Perfect for anyone looking to enhance their sewing skills and achieve flawless

(321) All levels 10 and older
$100
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Sewing Machine Basics Workshop

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Master the essentials of sewing in just a few hours with our Sewing Machine Basics Workshop! Whether you're a complete beginner or need a refresher, learn to competently use a sewing machine and craft a stylish denim tote bag. Dive into essential sewing terminology, techniques, and stitches for a fun and inspiring experience.

(321) Beginner 10 and older
$90
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Sewing (1-Hour Private)

NYC School of Creativity @ 732 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn the art of sewing in a personalized one-on-one session with expert instructors at the NYC School of Creativity. From beginners to advanced, choose your own project and master both machine and hand sewing techniques. Unleash your creativity and transform fabrics into stunning creations.

(213) All levels 12 and older
$69
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Social Sewing

Keaton Quilts @ 150 W 28th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and connect with fellow sewing enthusiasts at a vibrant NYC studio. Sew to your heart's content with state-of-the-art machines and get expert advice from experienced instructors. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, join us for a fun-filled and inspiring social sewing experience.

(2) All levels 18 and older
$36
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Sewing 101: Bootcamp

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Join our intensive Sewing 101: Bootcamp and master the fundamentals of sewing in no time! Perfect for beginners or those needing a refresher, learn essential skills like using a sewing machine and reading patterns. Craft your own denim tote bag and choose from stylish skirt or pants projects to complete your sewing journey with confidence.

(321) Beginner 10 and older
$300
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Sewing 101: Make a Skirt

Brooklyn Craft Company @ 165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of sewing from scratch and create your very own elastic-waisted skirt in just one session with this beginner-friendly class at Brooklyn Craft Company. From basic machine sewing to measuring, cutting, and pinning fabric, you'll gain all the essential skills needed to kickstart your sewing journey. Join us and unlock your creative potential today!

(563) Beginner 18 and older
$95
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Bralette Workshop

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of making designer-inspired lingerie in this exciting workshop. Discover how to create your bralettes using stretch lace and elastic, and walk away with a completed, stylish piece. Prior sewing machine experience is required.

(321) Intermediate 10 and older
$95
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Beginner Sewing: Zipper Pouch (Private - 1 Hour)

NYC School of Creativity @ 732 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn the essential sewing skills every beginner needs to create a stylish zipper pouch in just one hour. Join this private class at the NYC School of Creativity and discover the basics of sewing, from terminology to zipper insertion. Perfect for women students looking to enhance their creativity through sewing.

(213) Beginner 12 and older
$69
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Beginner Sewing: Tote Bag (Private - 1 Hour)

NYC School of Creativity @ 732 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn the art of sewing as you create a stylish tote bag in this private one-hour class. Discover the basics of using a sewing machine, mastering different stitches, creating tunnels, sewing corners, and more. Perfect for beginners looking to explore their creativity in a supportive and inclusive environment.

(213) Beginner 12 and older
$69
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Machine Sewing

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art and craft of machine sewing in this beginner-friendly class. Learn essential techniques and create your own tote bag project. Get ready to unleash your creativity and master the art of sewing with a machine.

(1084) Beginner 18 and older
$355

7 sessions

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Lingerie Workshop

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of crafting delicate lingerie in this hands-on workshop. Master the techniques needed to sew lace panties and create one-of-a-kind pieces for yourself or as a special gift. No sewing experience is required, all supplies are provided.

(321) Intermediate 10 and older
$90
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Alteration - Basics Sewing (1-Hour Private)

NYC School of Creativity @ 732 Broadway, New York, NY

Discover the art of alteration and learn how to perfect the fit of your garments in this private sewing class at the NYC School of Creativity. Whether you need to shorten pants or alter a dress, this course will save you time and money while inspiring you to pursue a new sewing hobby. The classes are intimate and are limited to one to two students per class.

(213) All levels 12 and older
$69
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Sewing 101: Tote Bag

Brooklyn Craft Company @ 165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the basics of sewing and create your very own lined tote bag in just one evening at Brooklyn Craft Company. Perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their sewing skills, this class covers everything from using a sewing machine to attaching straps and creating a lining. Start your sewing journey today!

(563) Beginner 18 and older
$95
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Swimwear Class

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Design your dream swimwear with our hands-on class tailored to your style and fit preferences. From bikinis to one-pieces, learn to cut, sew, and customize swimwear that flatters your body. Join us and dive into the world of swimwear design with confidence!

(321) Intermediate 18 and older
$375

4 sessions

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Screenprint and Sew Your Own Tote Bag

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Craft your own custom tote bag in this dynamic workshop. Learn screenprinting techniques to design unique fabric in the morning, then master sewing skills to assemble your tote in the afternoon. Perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike, elevate your textile skills and leave with a one-of-a-kind creation.

(1084) All levels 18 and older
$250
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URFS Open Studio

UR Fancy Shop @ 219 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Expand your sewing skills and work on your own textile projects at UR Fancy Shop's Open Studio. Access sewing machines, tools, and tables in a spacious studio environment. Perfect for experienced sewers wanting to tackle personal creations.

Intermediate 18 and older
$10
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+100 pts
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Summer Top Workshop

The New York Sewing Center @ 246 W 38th St, New York, NY

Create your own stylish summer top without a pattern in our Summer Top Workshop! Suitable for beginners of all ages, this project will add a chic touch to your wardrobe. With supplies included and step-by-step guidance, you'll learn essential sewing machine skills while crafting a comfortable and fashionable top for the season.

(321) Beginner 10 and older
$85
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Machine Sewing II

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Enhance your sewing skills with a focus on sewing with knit fabrics, zippers, and professional seam finishes in this intermediate sewing class. Create reference samples of sewing techniques and complete a t-shirt project. Basic sewing knowledge is required.

(1084) Intermediate 18 and older
$310

7 sessions

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Reviews for Sewing Classes in NYC

Sewing Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 2,183 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Sewing (1-Hour Private)

    Reviewed by Vanessa M. on 6/23/2024
    My mom and I had so much fun in the class! We ended up making a pouch and now we use it for our travels. Ingvild is a very patient teacher and we’re so happy we took her class.
  • Sewing 101: Tote Bag

    Reviewed by Richard M. on 6/12/2024
    My wife and her friend had a great time, they really enjoyed the class. I believe Emily was the teacher and they liked her teaching method!
  • Alterations Workshop

    Reviewed by Randy S. on 5/27/2024
    Knowledgeable , patient and kind staff.
  • Sip & Sew for Beginners

    Reviewed by Cliff H. on 5/26/2024
    The entire class and studio were amazing
  • Alteration - Basics Sewing (1-Hour Private)

    Reviewed by Susan E. on 5/23/2024
    I came to the Alterations private class with the intention of really understanding how to alter clothes so they actually fit me. For many years I've worn oversized tops, boxy shirts, and so forth. This was an ambitious venture for me: how to keep my beloved garments but update them to my actual (slim) measurements. I found Ingvild a very reassuring person. In fact, she had such a reassuring presence that I was able to discuss frankly the aspects of my figure I wanted to de-emphasize. I came home excited about the various ways I can remake the garments I already own. I am pleased that I signed up for time with her.
  • Alteration - Basics Sewing (1-Hour Private)

    Reviewed by Leah T. on 4/14/2024
    Very useful class! Ingvild was lovely and I liked the way she set up the class, having me bring in a couple items and work on them together while explaining everything and giving me instructions for continuing.
  • Machine Sewing

    Reviewed by Stewart N. on 3/25/2024
    I was an electronics engineer and in my retirement I learned 3D-printing, laser cutting, advanced woodworking and more at a makerspace. But the makerspace didn't have sewing and I didn't know how to shorten pants or even use a sewing machine to stitch a top loop on the stretchy green-screen fabric I use for my ZOOM session backgrounds. I also want to change a flannel shirt or two that I have with tuck-in tails to flat-bottomed so I don't have to tuck them inside my pants. I have no desire to make clothes from scratch. I now feel confident I can sew what I wanted to sew with what I learned in this course and some online research. The course had a relaxed friendly atmosphere and instructor Diana Rogers roamed the room giving each student considerable individual attention. After the first class, my wife and I finally ditched our 20-plus-year-old sewing machine that was giving her trouble, and purchased a new Singer sewing machine for less than $200 that is similar to the Singers we used in class. I highly recommend this course.
  • Sewing Machine Basics Workshop

    Reviewed by Antonio R. on 3/21/2024
    I really wasn't sure if I'd be ok as a complete novice in this class, but I was and had the BEST time! Two hours flew by. The instructor was a pleasure to work with and I love my little not-so-perfect tote bag. A reminder of which skills I need to work on.
  • Beginner Sewing: Zipper Pouch (Private - 1 Hour)

    Reviewed by Anju D. on 3/12/2024
    I’ve taken sewing classes with 10+ students and I much prefer the private classes, as I can get all my questions answered without waiting. Ingvild is patient and encouraging. I was able to finish the pouch in 1.5 hours, working at a leisurely pace.
  • Sewing 101: Basics

    Anonymous review on 3/3/2024
    The instructor was very patient and attentive, and the projects were appropriate for a beginner.

Discover the Best Sewing Classes in NYC

Sewing is the act of using a needle and thread to stitch together fabric. This can be done by hand or by using a sewing machine. Sewing is a popular means of creating and mending clothing and can be done by people of all ages. Aside from its practical uses, sewing is also done as a fun hobby. There are several stitches used when sewing, which makes sewing projects fall under a range of skill levels. 

Why You Should Learn Sewing in NYC

Sewing is not just done to create and repair garments. It has been found to have positive mental and physical effects on those who do it consistently. The focus required when working on a sewing project makes it a stress-relieving activity. On top of this, planning out sewing projects is a way that many sewers express their creativity. Sewers in the NYC area will also get together at local clubs and organizations to socialize while sewing. 

The physical benefits of sewing also draw many to this craft. It requires fine attention to detail, which helps sewers work on their hand-eye coordination. Sewing also involves the constant movement of your hands and fingers, which can aid in loosening joints. This combination of mental and physical benefits is a major draw for the craft, especially for those who already have an interest in creating practical art. 

In-Person Sewing Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person schools in New York City offer classes at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The New York Sewing Center, located near Penn Station, hosts an array of classes that focus on the fundamentals of sewing. For anyone interested in sewing with a machine, Sewing Machine Basics are taught in one workshop. This school also offers Sewing 101: Bootcamp which welcomes both new sewers and those looking to refresh their skills. Specialized classes are also offered by this school, where participants can learn to make pillows and even swimwear

The New York Sewing Center also offers classes for children. These classes take into account both age and skill level. The class Kids Fashion and Sewing 101 is ideal for children ages eight through thirteen looking to spend the day learning how to use a sewing machine, the basics of sewing, and creating their own final project. Fashion School Prep offered for ages 14-19+ is geared toward an older age group that is interested in applying to fashion school. This class will prepare them to create their own portfolios as well as construct a portfolio-ready garment. 

The Brooklyn Craft Company, situated in Greenpoint, offers Sewing 101: Make a Skirt for beginners who would like an introduction to using a sewing machine, correctly measuring the body for garment fittings, and cutting fabric accurately. Students will spend the class working on creating an elastic waistband and hem. Another course offered by this school is Sewing 101: Tote Bag. Participants are taught machine essentials in this class as well, with the goal of completing a finished, lined tote bag. The Brooklyn Craft Company provides all necessary tools, including sewing machines. 

The 92nd Street Y’s class, Machine Sewing, is another option for learning the basics of using a sewing machine. Beginners will learn how to cut fabric, seam, and press. For anyone who takes this class and is looking to move to the intermediate level, Machine Sewing II  is available. This class focuses on sewing with knit fabrics, zippers, and multiple-seam finishes. 

Better Than Jam’s Store & Studio is in East Williamsburg, with classes focusing on the dyeing of textiles and stitching dyed fabrics together to create designs. They offer a class on shibori, a traditional Japanese hand-stitching technique. This intermediate class, Stitching Resist Shibori, is part of a series of classes working with dyed textiles.

Hand sewing is also used in the creation of shoes. For those interested in merging sewing with shoe-making, the Brooklyn Shoe Space offers the class, Hand Sewn Leather Chukka Sneaker. Beginners are welcome as they are taught to use a pattern template to create their own pair of leather chukka sneakers. This is a three-day class that provides all the necessary leather. 

The NYC School of Creativity in Midtown teaches classes on basic machine sewing techniques and also hosts a private sewing class. Interested participants can reach out to schedule a private session. They will be informed of the instructor’s availability before choosing a project they would like to work on. All levels of students are accepted, and project options are available for all skill levels. 

Virtual Sewing Classes & Schools

Online sewing classes are more accessible to interested sewers than in-person classes are. The use of a computer to take these classes allows participants to learn from the comfort of their own homes or office, eliminating commute times. The online delivery format also allows for a wider range of class options. Despite taking place online, virtual sewing classes still allow for live instruction. 

Online sewing classes currently offered allow sewers to enhance their sewing projects using embroidery and mending techniques. Embroidery may be added to sewing projects or other garments. The Evanston Art Center offers a class in the basics of embroidery, called the Art of Contemporary Embroidery. An embroidery hoop is necessary for this class, along with other materials that the class page makes note of. 

Sashiko Mending is a virtual class offered by the 92nd Street Y. This class instructs participants in sashiko, a traditional Japanese mending style. This popular method of mending kimonos during the Edo period in Japan has become useful among sewers today. Many sewers have been using this method to repair their clothes. Beginner-level techniques will be taught in this class.

Private Group Sewing Classes in NYC

Would your business or organization like to schedule an arts and crafts class as a fun and stress-relieving team-building activity? If so, CourseHorse offers live online group arts, crafts, and design classes. These classes can accommodate large group sizes which can even be changed after booking. 

Their virtual Modern Embroidery Art class teaches participants the basics of embroidery. Teams of up to 500 may take this class and be guided through the art of embroidery by an instructor. They will learn how to prepare an embroidery hoop and learn about selecting the right thread for their project. Participants will learn basic stitches in this class, making it accessible to beginner-level groups. 

CourseHorse is currently offering two macrame classes that teach participants the art of knot-tying. These workshops not only look to instruct groups in the art of macrame but also how to create their own piece of macrame. The virtual Macrame Workshop is a great option for teams interested in plants. This course sees participants working on creating their own plant hangers. The virtual Macrame Moon Dream Catcher class teaches basic macrame skills while participants work on creating a moon-shaped dream catcher. 

If none of these options work for your group, CourseHorse can also do custom classes. They provide 20-minute demos for $100 that can help your group get an understanding of a class before committing to it. You may also request to reschedule your class for free up to 48 hours before the session. 

CourseHorse provides participants with all necessary materials ahead of their session. Addresses of participants are collected so that a material kit can be mailed out to them. CourseHorse also has the benefit of supporting multiple online platforms for course delivery. These include Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. 

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