Our Sew Savvy List of Sewing Schools
With the intention of being able to tailor all my own clothing, I have taking up sewing. I enjoy the freedom and independence that comes with being able to do things like that for myself. I still have much to learn, but it's a lovely creative outlet!
There are over 600 fabric stores in NYC, most of them in the garment district or hovering near The Fashion Institute of Technology. Imagine every item of clothing you own, tailored to fit like a glove. I’ve been inspired to add all kinds of embellishments to tired old threads… a dart here, a button there, and an outfit can be transformed.
A Janome sewing machine can cost as little as $150, definitely a worthwhile investment, as with a little bit of research or classes you are all set to tackle any snags, hemlines, or buttonholes your clothes throw at you! (Plus, increasing the longevity of your clothes reduces the amount that goes into landfill, and can also serve as a deterrent from buying new- and unnecessary thinngs!)
I highly recommend a school like The New York Sewing Center, or the Simply Sewing Mag. Both are great resources. Below is a list of sewing schools all over the US of A, so there is almost guaranteed to be one near you!
Best Sewing schools across the U.S.:
- Anchorage, AK- Seams Like Home
- Atlanta, GA- Atlanta Sewing Center
- Austin- Austin School of Fashion Design
- Baltimore, MD- Sewfabulous Sewing School
- Boston, MA- Gather Here
- Chicago- Making it Sew Fun
- Cincinnati- Sew- Ezy Sewing Studio
- Denver, CO- Sew You Studio
- Las Vegas- Cynthia’s Sewing Center
- Los Angeles, CA - Sew L.A.
- Miami, FL- Learn 2 Sew Florida
- Minneapolis/ St. Paul- Sewing Lounge
- Nashville- Marguerite’s Sewing School
- Philadelphia, PA- Butcher's Sew Shop
- Portland, OR- Portland Sewing
- San Diego- Sew Hut
- Santa Fe, NM- Sewing Center of Santa Fe
- Salt Lake City- The Finishing School
- Seattle, WA – New York Fashion Academy
- Washington DC- Bits of Thread