Sewing and Design- by hand or machine


Sun, Nov 28, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021

2 classes remaining

6:00pm - 7:00pm EST


Britta W.


8 students

Class Experience

Begin to sew with needle and thread to create easy, small projects in order to develop skills and independence.  We create easy garments and learn how to sew and design in the process.

Video Tutorials show hand sewing techniques for basic stitches, pockets, ruffles, as well as simple pattern making to begin making your own creative projects!

The kids you see in our images made the clothes they are modeling using the lessons in this class!


Hi! Any age a perfect age to start sewing! Anyone can express themselves through making their own clothes. I believe that sewing is a great way to build self-confidence and learn about the world through hands-on making.
I would be happy to assist you in thinking about the class and what items you need to have on hand. Please send me a note!
I look forward to working with you!

What you'll learn

  • Technical
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Project management
  • Design
  • Creative development

Sample Class Format

  • Live instructional sessions accompanied by asynchronous video tutorials.

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation

Younger children may need assistance.

Letter Grades
Cancellation Policy

Classes are non-refundable but we are happy to schedule a make-up session!

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

What To Bring

  • Needles, pins, Thread, Fabric, Fabirc Scissors, Materials for embellishments. 
  • Upcycling is encouraged and supported!

Reviews for The Children's Institute of Fashion Arts

Vaneskha W.

Nov 28, 2021


The teacher was so supportive and engaging and my daughter felt at ease doing something she already loves but in a new way.


Nothing really. I guess I could suggest some background music? Lol, it was so quiet when they were working and not talking.

Paper Dolls
Location: Online | Instructor: Laryssa H.

sabrina n.

Nov 21, 2021




Perfect as it is.

Sewing Machine Basics
Location: Online | Instructor: Britta Wheeler

Meet your Instructor

Britta W.

Hi! I am the Founder of The Children's Institute of Fashion Arts! I started the CIFA because I wanted to give kids the excitement and challenge of sewing and design! Learning to sew is a great way to develop skills in math, spatial reasoning, logic and of course fine motor skills, but more than, that it is empowering and fun! We teach kids sewing and design and fashion and art! We are dedicated to expAnsive education in the culture and craft of clothing!