Sew New York

Your place for private sewing classes located in NYC's Brooklyn Heights.

At SEW NEW YORK everything is individualized with private one-on-one instruction from Laura. Learn how to construct and sew perfect professional garments. Sewing is an acquired skill and takes time and patience. Forget the large classes learn how to properly sew In an a small intimate setting and sew professional looking garments.

FASHION SCHOOL COMING UP? SEW NEW YORK can help students sew the garments needed to submit with their portfolio for acceptance into fashion design programs. Sewing is not something you learn overnight. Please allow yourself 1 year to 6 months in advance of portfolio due date. 

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Images of Students' Work

Back of Joanna's Brown wool tweed 40's style Jacket, Vogue pattern V8363.
Liz made a great reversible wool poncho.this is the red side, see the other views. Vintage Simplicity pattern number 6630.
Tamsin's animal print skirt
Diana's beautiful black and white long cape is reversible to grey on the other side.
This is the back of Donna's lime green cotton sundress. The pleating falls so softly and you get a close up of the fabric.
Back view of Amy's cashmere jacket.  Vogue Pattern number V8465
Marie's Green Wool Coat with Faux Fur Persian Lamb Collar.
Shirley's White Cotton Eyelet Dress
Holly made this really fun silk chiffon long skirt in just a few hours.  It was super simple and she didn't use a pattern.
We now have sewing classes for kids, ages 8-10, and this is an adorable skirt made by 8 yr old Sophie, in washable cottons.
Mira's bright orange silk top, with soft pleats along neckline..  Vogue Pattern number V8392
Diana made this great DKNY stretch cotton pique dress using DKNY Vogue pattern number V1193.
Liz's silky turquoise and lace bib dress. Built by Wendy pattern number 3964
Ava's first project is a very soft brown wool boucle with a gold fleck.  This pencil skirt pattern is from SEW NEW YORK.
Hon made a straight skirt, using a lightweight cotton fabric and it was lined in cotton voile.
Amy's beautiful cashmere jacket, with a shawl collar.  Vogue Pattern number V8465.
Jennifer made a pale green linen skirt and lined it in China silk. Pattern is from Sew New York.
Here is a close up of Liz's poncho, you can see both side of the poncho, see other views.  Vintage Simplicity pattern #6630.
Made by Gloria. She used a very easy Vogue pattern. Her fabric was a brown and white pok-a-dot stretch cotton, very fun. Vogue P
Schifly embroidered straight skirt by Amy
Liz's denim dress
Tracey's cotton boucle cotton pencil skirt.  The lining is a green cotton voile.  Pattern from Sew New York.
Beautiful silk dress sewn by Lara, Vogue Pattern V8615
Diana's red and grey wool dress.
Joanna made a beautiful wool tweed "A" line skirt.  The soft wool is a mix of autumn colors, greens and browns. Pattern, SEW NY
This is Jennifer's beautiful green and creme color tweed skirt.  The pattern is from Sew New York.Th
This is Nancy's first straight skirt, the pattern is from Sew New York and the skirt is made of a beautiful gold cotton sateen.
Back of Heather's beautiful vintage style wool plaid dress.  Vogue Pattern V8615
Close-up of Marie's Green Wool Coat with Faux Fur Persian Lamb Collar.
Bryn's casual, no buttons, three quater length sleeve wool crepe jacket.  Vogue pattern number V8179
Donna's lime green apliqued cotton sundress with pockets.  Look for the second view of this dress to see the pretty back.
Liz made a great reversible wool poncho.this is the plaid side, see other views. Vintage Simplicity pattern number 6630.
Joanna's brown tweed 4o's style wool jacket.  Vogue pattern number V8363
Another animal print skit by Tamsin
Katie made this really beautiful long cotton summer dress with side slits. The fabric was by designer Thakoon Kwik sew-K3855
Holly's silk crepe dress, Vogue pattern 7762
Full length version of Lauren's green wool dress.  Vogue pattern number V8408
Liz made a beautiful soft sheer double weave cotton blouse, button front with lightweight white broadcloth collar and pockets.
Amy's wool dress with a removable collar, here it is with the collar. Look for the full length version in the thumbnails.
Front of Heather's Beautiful wool plaid vintage style dress. Vogue Pattern V8615
Candisce's first project is a beautiful red embroidered cotton straight skirt, pattern from SEW NEW YORK.
Anna's jacket,  an updated version of a Simplicity vintage pattern, number 9599.
Back of Anna's jacket, an updated version of a Simplicity vintage pattern, number 9599.
Diana's Spring Vintage Skirt and Top. Vintage Simplicity pattern number 4923. This garment was made of coton and silk shantung.
Amy's grey wool dress with the collar removed.  Look for a view of the dress with the collar in the tumbnails.
Front view of Ann's black & white wool challis vintage hooded sheath dress, front zipper, Mccalls pattern M7029.  See side shot
Lauren's lightweight green wool dress, closeup view of neckline.  Vogue pattern number V8408.
Eliza's Liberty print dress-A work in progress
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