Classes & Workshops

Own your style and your clothes by making them yourself.

At Workroom Social, we specialize in teaching adults how to sew clothes that fit both their individual styles, and also their unique body shapes and sizes.

Our sewing classes are designed for adults to learn in a warm and non-competitive environment. Perfection is never our goal; rather, students should expect that over time their skills will improve with practice. Our team of professional designers and sewists make garment sewing approachable, and it’s our goal to provide you with the confidence and the knowledge you need to continue practicing sewing at home.

Through sewing we build communities, stimulate creativity, and help improve women’s self-esteem and confidence by empowering them to sew the clothes they want to wear.

Sound like just the experience you’re looking for? Continue scrolling for all of our sewing class listings.

You can also read more about what to expect from your class at Workroom Social, and don’t forget to read our class policies before you register. We hope to meet you in a sewing class or workshop soon!

Class Listings

Weekend Dressmaking Intensive

Learn how to sew a custom-fit dress in 2 days in our Weekend Dressmaking Intensive.

Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Pants Intensive

Learn how to fit pants and trousers in 2 days in our Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Pants Intensive.

Jacketmaking Sewing Intensive

Learn how to sew an overcoat in 2 days in our Jacketmaking Sewing Intensive.

Bra-making 1-Day Sewing Class

Learn how to cut and sew an underwire bra in a day in our Bra-making 1-Day Sewing Class.

Weekend Draping Intensive

Learn how to drape fabric on a dress form to create slopers and fashion styles in our 2-day Draping Intensive.

Weekend Swimwear Sewing Intensive

Learn how to sew swimwear in 2 days in our Weekend Swimwear Sewing Intensive.

How to Sew Knits Weekend Sewing Intensive

Learn how to sew a T-shirt, a pair of leggings, and a tank dress in 2 days in our Learn to Sew Knits Weekend Sewing Intensive.

Advanced Sewing Techniques Intensive

Learn all the sewing techniques you need to create beautiful clothes in our Advanced Sewing Techniques Intensive.

Jeans-making Sewing Intensive

Learn how to sew jeans in 2 days in our Jeans-making Sewing Intensive.

Weekend Pants-making Intensive

Learn how to sew pants and trousers in 2 days in our Weekend Pants-making Intensive.

Button-up Shirtmaking Weekend Sewing Intensive

Learn how to sew a button-up shirt in 2 days in our Button-up Shirtmaking Weekend Sewing Intensive.

Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Dresses Intensive

Learn how to fit dresses in 2 days in our Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Dresses Weekend Intensive.

How to Sew Bralettes 1-Day Sewing Class

Learn how to cut and sew a bralette in 1 day in our How to Sew Bralettes 1-Day Sewing Class.

How to Sew Tricky Fabrics Weekend Sewing Intensive

Learn how to cut and sew challenging fabrics in 2 days in our How to Sew Tricky Fabrics Weekend Sewing Intensive.

Sweater Knits Weekend Sewing Intensive

Learn how to sew a cardigan sweater in 2 days in our Sweater Knits Weekend Sewing Intensive.

What to Expect from Your Class at Workroom Social

Expect to learn new things in a warm atmosphere at our studio. Feel welcomed the minute you walk through the door. A few things you can expect to leave class with include…

  • Knowledge, skills, tips, and tricks taught by experts in their field.
  • Drinks and snacks from our favorite Brooklyn-based shops. Day-long Intensives also include locally catered lunches and a fun cocktail hour to end each day.
  • A finished project to show friends how talented you are!*
  • Photographs of you, your fellow classmates, and the awesome projects you make.
  • Productive creative time spent working and learning in a friendly, inspiring, and well equipped studio space.

Our in-studio sewing classes in Brooklyn, New York include the use of studio equipment, however, not all classes include student supplies. Supply lists are emailed to enrolled students about two weeks before each class date.

Sewing classes are held at Workroom Social, 893 Bergen Street, Suite 11 (between Franklin and Classon Avenues) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn unless otherwise stated.

Please be sure to read our class and studio policies before you register. If you have any questions about classes and learning at Workroom Social, please email hello @ workroomsocial.com.

*We cannot guarantee that any student will complete their project in class, though the majority of our students do. If you have specific questions about this, please email hello @ workroomsocial.com and we are happy to help answer your questions.

Studio and Class Policies

We can’t wait to see you at Workroom Social! We want to ensure that every student has the best experience possible, and to help with this, we’ve put together some important policies for you below. Before you register for a class or event produced by Workroom Social, please read our policies. When you register for a class or event with us, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Have additional questions or concerns? Feel free to email us at hello @ workroomsocial.com or call us at 646-481-1650. We are happy to help you!

Cancellations and refunds

All sales are final. We do not issue refunds, exchanges, or cancellations on any purchase or registration. This includes any payment made for a class deposit or installment. Once a payment is submitted, it is final.

For classes, workshops, and events, we have a strict no cancellations and no transfers policy.

In the event of low enrollment, we reserve the right to cancel a class at any time. If a class is cancelled, enrolled students will be notified at least 48 hours prior to the start of class and will receive a full refund.

Location

Workroom Social - learn how to sew clothes in Brooklyn New York NYC

Classes and workshops are held at Workroom Social, 893 Bergen Street, Suite 11 (between Franklin and Classon Avenues) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn unless otherwise noted. The studio is located on the second floor of a commercial, walk-up building.

To get to Workroom Social by train, take the C to Franklin Avenue (at Fulton Street), the S to Park Place, or the 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Avenue (at Eastern Parkway). On-street parking is rarely difficult if you are driving.

Registration

Advance registration is required for all classes. Visit our Classes and Workshops page to select your desired class and register online. You can also call 646-481-1650 or email us to register.

To register for class a 50% deposit is required with the remaining balance due one week before your class date. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Attendance

Classes start and end on time. Please be on time to class, as all of our classes rely on an on-time start. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to class. There are no makeups for missing all or part of a class.

Class project completion

We cannot guarantee that any student will complete her project in its entirety.

Change of instructor

Specific class instructors are subject to change at any time and without notice to attendees.

Photography

Throughout classes, workshops, and other events at Workroom Social, the Workroom Social team along with other attendees will photograph and/or videotape students and their work. All attendees authorize Workroom Social to publish the recordings online or in other places for marketing purposes. All Workroom Social attendees agree that their picture and sound may be used by Workroom Social without granting any additional permissions and without compensation. Please speak to your instructor, or get in touch with us before your class or event if you have specific questions about this policy.

Safety

For the safety of all attendees, all visitors to the studio must follow our studio rules. Studio rules will be discussed at the beginning of each class. If you have any questions or concerns regarding safety, please speak to your instructor immediately.

Risk of injury

Students and attendees acknowledge that attending a class or other event at Workroom Social or produced by Workroom Social involves certain risks (some of which she may not fully appreciate) and that injuries, death, property damage, or other harm could occur to the students or others. Students accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from attending a class or other event at Workroom Social or produced by Workroom Social regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of Workroom Social and/or its affiliates, employees, officers, agents or insurers.

Lost or damaged property

Workroom Social is not responsible for students’ lost or damaged property.

Updates to our terms and conditions

These terms and conditions may be updated at any time and without notice.