SewHo is a program located in New York City, taught by Conchi Vitale - a fashion and accessories designer. Selling her designs to specialty boutiques nationwide, she is now bringing her talent to another level, by offering weekly sewing classes for children and teens.
Conchi Vitale discovered years ago that sewing classes were not tied into regular school curricula, therefore kids were being deprived of this important skill. So she chose to do something about it, Conchi Vitale now is a Licensed Kids Can Sew & Fashion Design Instructor. After finding success with the former, she branched out on her own, and thus,SewHo was created.
Sewing is not difficult, but it is not easy either. Learning to sew, however, is a fairly straightforward process. Her goal is to close the gap between what you know about sewing (if you’re a beginner), and what you want to sew (such as the cool clothes and accessories you really desire) - one stitch at a time.
· sewing machine skills
· basic sewing terms
· how to measure for pattern sizing
· how to read a pattern
· how to layout and cut pattern pieces
· how to tell the difference between the right side and the wrong side of fabric
· garment assembly, instruction on zippers, buttons, interfacing, hand-sewing and more
Classes will have a maximum of 5 students, ages 8 and above. Teens and adults are also welcome. For safety reasons, all students will be given personal attention by Conchi Vitale.
Students are responsible for fabric, and patterns (summer camper supplies are included). The Kids Can Sew® pattern booklets are available ($40) for kids. Projects include drawstring bag, skirt, shorts, pants and tops. This booklet is designed and illustrated to be user friendly for children.
Adult students should discuss their project ideas with Conchi Vitale in advance. Projects can include garments (babies through adults), home decoration and alterations/mending.
No refunds on or after the first day of class.
Make up classes are scheduled with the instructor.
As a convenience, you may pay for classes via Check or Credit Card. Please confirm class availability with Sewing in Soho BEFORE submitting payment.
415 West Broadway
New York , NY 10012
Tel: (917) 715-8835