Ever purchased a garment that made you think, "I could make this myself"? Do you dream of the perfect look you just can't seem to find in stores? Time to take up sewing in the city. The Sewing Studio NYC is located on West 29th street. Register for an eight-week course that meets two hours per week or take a sewing Boot Camp to jumpstart your new talent. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or have never even sewn a button, you can gain the knowledge and understand the requirements in designing and hand creating your own clothing. By attending this class you are getting hands on experience of what it's like to take on the fast pace world of fashion design. You don't even need to own a sewing machine! Just be prepared to bring your own fabric and supplies and The Sewing Studio will take care of the rest.
If you're like us, you've ended up with a pretty hefty collection of out-dated accessories over the years. We've found some great second hand help in redecorating existing pieces to turn them into our favorites again! Seventeen Magazine online offers fun and creative DIY fashion tips to transform your old standbys and take the future of your wardrobe into your own hands! Update your vintage jewelry, add some fringe to a plain tank, or create designer inspired accessories for a fraction of the cost. Seventeen's editors give step by step instructions making redecorating your prized processions as easy as 1-2-3.
For some real community oriented, affordable fun, check out Brooklyn Brainery. Located in Carol Gardens, these guys host cheap, accessible classes on anything and everything. Anyone can participate; students, for a small fee (usually less that $30); teachers, as long as you have a passion; and class topics come from everyone's ideas and suggestions. Although not entirely fashion oriented, jewelry making, screenprinting, and upcoming "Era of Eco Fashion" classes are all being offered. The best part is Brooklyn Brainery's objective to make their organization work for the people involved. Their policy? "No one will ever scowl at you for showing up late, and your involvement in class--whether through discussion or something hands on--is what makes them all the more awesome." Check the site periodically to find out what's on the calendar and enjoy the laid back learning atmosphere.