NYC | WORKSHOPS
Whether you took our 6-week classes or are looking to learn a new technique to add to your repertoire, sign up for one of our workshops! These classes go into depth, so students can learn specific skills ranging from creating professional mood boards to couture sewing. Learn more about the construction of different types of garments and home decor pieces as well! Sign up today!
Make a Throw Pillow
Brighten up your home with this basic throw pillow workshop. Throw pillows are just about the easiest things you can make, even if you have little-to-no sewing experience. As your skills increase you can create more elaborate designs, shapes, and sizes to add style and character to any room in your home.
Fabric School 101
Have you ever walked into a fabric store and felt totally overwhelmed? Benjamin Mach – Creative Director of Mood U Sewing School and two-time Project Runway designer/contestant – can help. Benjamin will take you on a figurative walk through the aisles of Mood Fabrics, explaining the difference between fibers and fabrics, wovens and knits, and everything in between.
Make a Circle Skirt
We think circle skirts are the perfect simple and elegant dressmaking project for a workshop. Even if you’re new to sewing, a circle skirt is an easy project that you can complete in a short time and will become your go-to pattern for years to come!
Make an A-Line Skirt
Sewing an A-Line skirt teaches invaluable skills, as well as delivers a versatile wardrobe staple that can be customized to fit and flatter your style. An A-line skirt is a classic shape that can be dressed up or down, and can transition from summer to fall with ease.
Make a Simple Summer Dress
Warmer weather means light and airy clothing made with playful patterns and bright colors; they signal easy days of relaxation and comfort. Join us in this workshop to try your hand at making your own simple summer dress - *NO PATTERN REQUIRED*!
Make a Gadget Cover
Instead of buying fashionable accessories for essential gear, why not make your own statement covers for your laptop, tablet or any device? The possibilities are endless with our range of awesome fabrics at Mood!
Make a Drawstring Pant
Learn how to make a versatile, unisex drawstring pant that can be dressed up or down and worn to the beach or for just getting around the city. This simple pant is quick and easy to create with the guidance of the Mood U Team!
Design a Mood Board
A mood board (or inspiration board) is a collage of ideas that's commonly used in fields like interior design, fashion, and graphic design. It can include just about anything — photography, designs or illustrations, color palettes, textures, descriptive words — anything that helps you define the direction of your project.
Make Simple Drapes
Making your own curtain panels for your windows gives you the freedom to choose your own fabric patterns and colors. Homemade curtain panels can also provide custom window solutions for irregularly sized windows that won't fit standard curtain sizes. This workshop will teach you how to make a simple window treatment with a basic curtain panel.
Learn Techniques: Couture Sewing
This unique workshop provides an overview of dressmaking and tailoring methods that go beyond standard sewing and enters the coveted world of couture. You will be introduced to essential techniques and their proper application for construction and finish of your garments for the perfect result that defines couture sewing, giving a high-end, professional look.
Learn Techniques: Fabric Embellishment
Add definition and style to any home decor or fashion project. In this workshop you will learn how to use hand sewing techniques to apply decorative embellishment to your work. We will also look at ways to use the sewing machine to create details within your sewing projects. Once you learn a few new techniques you will be looking to embellish all the projects you can.
Make a Chanel-Style Jacket
A Chanel-style jacket is a powerful piece that has stood the test of time, and 70 years later there are no age restrictions to its wearability. A well-made Chanel-style jacket is a great investment in your wardrobe because of its versatility—you can dress it up, or dress it down, and you’ll always have a classic look. The best kept secret of all is that it’s a perfect first-time jacket project because it’s really not that difficult to make!
Make a Wrap Dress
Modern wrap dresses were popularized by designer Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s and have remained in style ever since. They are comfortable, stylish, flattering for every figure, and appropriate for most occasions. Most wrap dress patterns are easy to customize with your choice of fabric, sleeve length and bodice style to create a look that is all your own.
Beginner Draping | 1-Day Intensive
Have you always wanted to know how to create your own patterns that fit perfectly? Fashion designers often use a process called “draping” to create perfectly fitted patterns on the dress form. They drape a muslin fabric over a dress form and pin it into place, gently manipulating the fabric around the form. Once the fabric is draped, the key measurements and fit lines are marked to record the basic pattern shape.
Intermediate Draping | 1-Day Intensive
Do you have some basic knowledge of draping and wish to know more? If you have draped basic patterns for a bodice, skirt or dress then you are ready to learn how to add design lines and create a variety of garment styles. Working with the techniques learned in the Mood U Beginner Draping Class (or any other beginner draping class), students will explore new techniques to add to their repertoire of draping skills.
Pattern Making 101 | 1-Day Intensive
Have you always wanted to know how to create your own patterns that fit perfectly? You may not have a dress form to work on but you can easily work from just your measurements to draft patterns that fit!
In this Mood U 1-Day Intensive Pattern Making 101 Workshop you will learn the fundamental rules of flat pattern making. Creating basic patterns for use as a starting block for any style you can dream of.
Beginner Sewing | 1-Day Intensive
The Mood U 6-Week Beginner Sewing Course has now been developed to teach you the basics of home-sewing in just 1 day!
Your first sewing project is our popular Mood U Tote Bag. We will focus on the different stages of your project throughout the day. At the end of the day, you will have completed your own customized Mood U Tote Bag from start to finish.
Intermediate Sewing | 1-Day Intensive
If you've successfully completed the Mood U Beginner Sewing Course, or have previous sewing experience, the intermediate sewing class is for you!
Join the Mood U Team as we guide you through all of the steps in successfully constructing a garment of your choice..
Kids Summer Camp | 1-Day Intensive
Mood U is excited to be introducing for the first time this Summer, a super fun day filled with textile and fashion inspired activities. During this day long event, Kids will be able work together in small groups to discover the process of coming up with a fashion design, finishing the day with a mini runway show!