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Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001
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Course/Section: SXW 400 55C
Tuition includes $20 for supplied materials
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Michael Kaye

What you'll learn in this sewing class:

This basic sewing workshop teaches professional techniques employed in the fashion business for you to use at home. Utilizing the college's industrial equipment, learn how to sew and produce correctly finished, professional looking pieces. The program includes layout, cutting, construction, and finishing of garments. Attendees use a commercial pattern to sew a pajama-style bottom, working in cotton or cotton-type fabrics.

Appropriate sewing techniques for a variety of fabrics and fabric resources are covered.

First session is mandatory. Week following last class is an open lab to complete course projects.

Tuition includes $20 for supplied materials. 

Note:
Check room postings in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby (7th Avenue at 27th Street), by security (please tell security where you're going. Bring your order form to show.), or call the day of class for locations: 212-217-8741 or 212-217-3334.

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Refund Policy
Continuing and Professional Studies Refund Policy:

Courses canceled 24 business hours in advance can be fully refunded. Courses that have 2 sessions has 25% refund after first session. Courses that have 3 sessions has 50% refund after first session; No refund after second session. Courses that have 4 sessions will have 50% refund after first session and 25% refund after second session and no refund after third session. Courses that have 5 or more sessions has 75% refund after first session, 50% after second session and 25% after third session and no refund after fourth session.

Please note that there are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot. 


Precollege Programs Refund Policy:

The $15 registration fee is not refundable.

The refund period ends prior to the second scheduled session of the class, in accordance with the following:

FIT Precollege Programs canceled the course due to low enrollment :
100% including registration fee


Withdrawal prior to the last day of registration :
100% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to first day of class:
75% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to second day of class:
50% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal thereafter:
No refund

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Question from Lisa S.
Do I need to bring anything to the class? I saw no list. Thank you!
Answer from Darwin V. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Lisa, No additional materials are needed as there is a materials fee included in the cost of the course. If there are ever materials needed for any of our course they will be listed in the course description.
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Question from Lauren B.
When is next start date? Is it offered in the summer? Would like to attend but cannot make 2 out of the 5 sessions.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Lauren! As of now, the only available date is on 03/31 and we really can't say when will it be offered again. The school is the one giving us the schedule and there's no update on that as of yet. Unfortunately, the school does not offer makeup classes. You can add it to your wish-list so you can be notified via email when new updates are made on the website.
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Question from Anonymous
will we be only working with sewing machines?
Answer from Sauman L. Verified Student
The teacher allocates time in each session to explain and demonstrate the steps. And then we would have our time to work on our project. The teacher is always ready and available for us to answer questions each student has. We also have chance to use serger machine in the class.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, students only use sewing machines. If you are looking for a hand sewing class, you can check this class https://coursehorse.com/nyc/classes/art/textile/sewing/hand-sewing-mending-and-alteration-essentials
Answer from Maria K. Verified Student
Yes, all work is done on a sewing machine.
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Question from CalmHappyAllDay
Do they teach you how to put the thread in the sewing machine. I never sewed before using a machine
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Since this is a beginner's class, yes they will teach how to put the thread in the sewing machine.
Answer from Sauman L. Verified Student
The class definitely is suitable for anyone who hasn't touch a sewing machine before. We learned how to thread/operate the sewing machine, and practice a few basic stitches during the first 2 sessions. I basically was scared about using sewing machine before this class. I am totally confident to use a sewing machine after finished this class. One thing I need to suggest is, don't miss a session, or you would miss a lot since it was a lot of things to cover in each lesson.
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Yes, they do.
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What if I can't make one of the classes? Can I make it up?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
There are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot.
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If she is teaching another session on the same day, you can make up a class you missed in the a.m.
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Question from sara r.
Which days are the classes? Always on Sunday?
Answer from Billy C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Yes, this class will be conducted every Sunday, as per the schedule posted on the page.
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Only on Sunday.
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Reviews of Classes at Fashion Institute of Technology (878)

(878 Reviews)
Learn to Sew Like a Pro
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/20/2019
Great class to learn the basics. The teacher was really great too!
Learn to Sew Like a Pro
Reviewed by River R. on 7/17/2019
I loved my professor and learned a lot.
Learn to Sew Like a Pro
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/18/2019
Great class. Joan was very patient. Class had all different levels. Finished my pajama pants. Learned to use a surger and sewing machine. It’s a lot of info but if you stick with it it’s a great sense of accomplishment. I practiced after every class at home.
Learn to Sew Like a Pro
Reviewed by Renata K. on 2/5/2019
I really enjoyed classes, the teacher was so patient and professional. Highly recommend!
Learn to Sew Like a Pro
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/8/2018
The instructor (Ms. Endres) is very knowledgeable and very approachable. I enjoyed the class very much, and money are well-spent. As a beginner, I learned a lot about sewing from the course. During the class, you have good amount of opportunities to have hand-on experience on the machine. I feel very confident to use the sewing machine now. I wouldn't hesitate to attend another class from the same instructor.
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Fashion Institute of Technology

One of New York City’s premier public institutions, Fashion Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We’re known for our rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic...

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