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The best sewing classes for kids in NYC

Time to get crafty at NYC's best sewing classes for kids—the perfect way to learn new skills and bond with friends

By Danielle Valente
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If your child is inspired by color, design and creativity, it's time to unleash this passion with one of the best sewing classes for kids in NYC. The variety of offerings provide little ones a chance to learn the ins and outs of the machine, all while seeing their beloved project come to life—be it a cute sweater, a must-have accessory or a new plush bear. 

Some of these sewing classes for kids will bring your budding designer to iconic fashion locations (hello, Mood Fabric!), provide the chance to host an epic birthday party or get one-on-one training if extra help is required. 

Grab the yarn, fabrics and tools. It's time to create a masterpiece! 

The options in New York aren't limited to fashion. Your brood can explore all-things tech with coding classes for kids, make something sweet at one of these kids' cooking classes and reward themselves after class with a scoop from one of the best and most delicious ice cream shops.  

Best sewing classes for kids in NYC

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Sewho

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It's time to start sewing downtown. This crafty venue (with an equally crafty name) will help children learn the basics such as working the machines and reading particular patterns. The courses are given by handbag and accessories designer Conchi Vitale, so you know your child will receive tips and tricks from a seasoned pro. Mommy and Me classes, birthday parties and workshops are available. Ages 8 and up. 

Esaie Couture

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When Esaie Couture isn't helping new designers show their collections at New York Fashion Week or providing models with the confidence they need to walk the runway, it's encouraging little ones and teens get creative with fashion design classes, camps and a STEAM fashion program. All ages

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Brooklyn Craft Farm

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Brooklyn Craft Farm brings the adventure to you, whether that's at school, home or a birthday party venue. Youngsters will learn how to conquer embroidery stitches, pattern making skills and much more as they create masterpieces such as faux flowers, accessories or a new plush friend. No matter what your child creates, it's bound to be sew cool. Ages 7–9. 

Sewtime

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There's a little something for everyone at Sewtime—sewing, quilting, embroidery—and kiddos 10 and up will familiarize themselves with their way around a sewing machine thanks to introductory classes. Those a little younger (8 and up) are free to get creative with a parent or guardian during Parent Child Learn to Sew. Ages 8 and up. 

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Mood U Sewing School

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Mood Fabric is a pretty prominent name within the fashion industry (perhaps you've seen it featured on a little show called Project Runway) and it's looking to make your little designer-in-training a CFDA award winner. Mood U Sewing School will help little ones learn how to make patterns, learn the sewing basics and even how to master illustrations so they can bring their designs to life. All ages. 

Soul Collection's Sewing Lounge

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The owner of this Brooklyn shop founded the idea with helping children in her neighborhood explore their creativity. She originally worked out of her home before finding a spot on Bedford Ave. Little ones can come in and take afternoon or weekend sewing classes where they work on totes, skirts, pillows and so much more. Ages 6–16.

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The Fashion Class, Midtown

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Up-and-coming fashionistas have the power to explore their creative side with a wide variety of offerings such as sewing classes, workshops (including one that teaches kiddos how to make clothes for their American Girl dolls) and even birthday parties. The Fashion Class has several locations in New York City and Long Island, so no matter where you are, you have the option to drop your kiddos (and teens) off for some fun. All ages. 

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Pins & Needles

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If your tots love to explore different fabrics and want to create a masterpiece, Pins & Needles gives them the perfect opportunity to take their DIY skills to new levels. There are sewing classes, private lessons, birthday parties and more. Attendees have the option to choose from programs such as DIY workshops, sewing camps, Bring A Friend Sewing Saturdays, among plenty of others. Ages 7–13

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The New York Sewing Center

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While adults are styling the perfect leather clutch or mastering the basics at Sip & Sew, little designers in the making (10–14) can attend a sewing summer camp or celebrate their birthdays with a kids' group party. Make sure to sign your high schoolers get a spot at one of the teen designer series—teen prom dresses is next on the list. 246 W 38th St, Fifth Floor (917-864-6420, thenewyorksewingcenter.com). Various ages. 

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Brooklyn Stitchery

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For the little creative ones in your life who cannot make up their mind, Brooklyn Stitchery provides a little bit of everything—knitting, sewing and beyond. Youngsters can join the Children's Creative Sewing Club (8 and up) and teens have the option of participating in the Teens and Tweens Fashion Club (12 and up). No matter what route your kids decide to take, the main goal of Brooklyn Stitchery is to provide students with a solid foundation that they need to make their masterpieces. Ages 8 and up

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