MAKE IT! Studio offers small-group After-School classes and Summer Camp for kids interested in fashion illustration, sewing, crafting, jewelry-making. Kids work with their hands making fun, creative fashion and craft projects to both wear and decorate their rooms with. Our After-school classes are held outdoors at the Old Stone House N. Garden on 3rd St and our Summer camp will be held at the restaurant Palo Santo on Union Street. We chose Palo Santo because it has access to lots of outdoor space where we can set up our sewing machines! All of our classes are taught by our MAKE IT! Studio founder Lara, who not only is a great with kids and has been teaching for the last 3 years but was a designer in the fashion industry for many years before deciding to change her career to teaching. Our Summer camp schedule is based on week-long themes all summer, which will focus on a special area of interest that sparks your child’s creativity. Your child will learn how to use a sewing machine (no previous experience necessary), as well as learn other fun crafts such as embroidery, weaving and textiles, and in turn MAKE hip clothes, accessories, plushies and plenty more! We limit our camp/classes to 8 kids with a 4 to 1 teach/student ratio, so they can get the proper attention they need. We want your child to feel confident and to finish the week having not only learned how to engineer and make things from start to finish but to have a blast doing it!

Your discount: 10% off

Park Slope Parent members can receive 10% off our camp program Summer of 2021.
The Coupon is valid till September 1 2021, The Coupon Code is PSP, and is not valid with other discounts.

Reviews (7)

  • Review from the Fall 2021 After School Survey

    Name of the specific program, if applicable: Our daughter has taken both sewing and fashion design classes How old was your child during the Fall 2021 semester? 11 When was your child enrolled in the program/at the facility? After school What kind of program is it? a type of studio art class involving textiles Review: basic sewing skills but so much more! the fashion design included painting, collage, textile art and just general flexing of all creative muscles. It's almost an entirely female class composition but it's suitable for any kids who like to think about clothing design and construction What skills did your child develop? sewing skills, multi-media art skills, pursuing individual creative ideas and bringing them to fruition Did the person, place or program offer you a special PSP discount? If so what was it? N/A (she offers her own discounts) What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Does not offer after school pick up but something can (possibly) be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
  • Shout out: after-school sewing classes

    Thirding this! My 8-year-old took one of her classes last spring and they made Some really incredible projects. She is signed up for the Monday class for this fall and is so excited to start learning to use a sewing machine!
  • Shout out: after-school sewing classes

    I second this - we've done classes with Lara for several years, and she is an amazingly talented teacher. Our kids have learned a ton. Highly recommended.
  • Shout out: after-school sewing classes

    My daughters (age 7 and 9) took sewing and jewelry making classes with Lara from Make It Studios over the summer and had an amazing experience! They were both so inspired and are now independently getting busy making doll clothes and scrunchies. We are so excited that Lara is offering after-school classes at the Old Stone House this fall, including fashion illustration. We are hoping to get some more kids to participate, so that the classes are able to run. The classes are small and Covid safety precautions are being observed. Here are the details. I have no affiliation with Make it Studiios, just an extremely happy parent of 2 novice seamstresses.
  • In Person after school Sewing Classes starting at JJ Byrne

    I would like to put in an enthusiastic plug for Make It Studios (Lara Kazan) who is offering outdoor classes in May! We have worked with Lara for 2 years now, and she is a wonderful and creative teacher for kids in the 7 - 14 range. Our daughter has made jewelry, hats, masks, fanny packs, clothes, and (pre covid) took field trips to some of the big fabric stores in Manhattan. It's been a wonderful instructional and affirming experience for a crafty 11 year old kid, who is now adept with sewing machine and visionary with regards to all birthday / holiday presents. We've continued with on-line projects this year with Lara in order to keep the creative juices flowing, and it's been a great outlet. We are delighted that Lara will be offering in person classes at the Old Stone House starting in May.
  • Review from the 2020 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of child: 10 Comment: Before camp started we were sent a box full of supplies. The projects were fun and cute. Some are now decorating my child's room. She enjoyed all the projects. I wasn't sure she would focus during an online camp but it held her attention the whole time. There were little break periods for moving around.
  • 2019 Review

    My nearly 9yo daughter attended an AMAZINGLY personal, creative, fun, empowering, sewing- and design-skill building week in August with Make It Studio. Every day she made something that wowed me. She even sewed a dress that she wore on the first day of school!!! HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!!!