My daughter has been taking classes/camps at Fashion First Workshops for 3+ years. She has learned and created so much! Sewing fundamentals, sketching, and more. She has hosted a FFW birthday party which was a blast and even created and sewed her own junior bridesmaid dress (at 11 yrs old). I’m thankful we found FFW and all my daughter has learned and created under the tutelage of her instructor and FFW’s founder, Renee Baird. She’s beyond capable and so much fun! If you are looking for a fun and experienced atmosphere for your little fashionista or to simply learn the lost skill of sewing, Fashion First Workshops is your place!!!

Jennifer A.

My daughter had an amazing experience. She is looking forward to the next project. There is always something new to learn. I highly recommend Fashion First Workshops.

Esmeralda M.

My daughter loves it and our whole family is proud of her achievements there!

Christopher N.

My daughter has been taking the summer camps for a few years and absolutely loves it. She proudly wears the pieces she made at camp and tells everyone she can. She is looking forward to camp this year and will continue to take classes so that she can learn more and more advanced skills.

Rosie F.

My daughter loves this club!! She made the cutest bell bottom pants. Now she wants her own seeing machine. Thank you so much for making this club fun!

Jeannette A.

What an amazing party! The girls loved making the American girl dresses!

Katie F.

Just have to say I recommend 100%
My daughter took a week summer session class and came back home everyday happy and excited about her project.At the end I was so impressed with the results of what she was taught. Very professional fun environment

Shana S.

We had the most amazing experience in these workshops. Not only did my daughter love it but I was beyond impressed with what they learned and their finished project. Fantastic class! Highly recommend!!!

Meredith A.

My daughter loved fashion sewing camp last year. She so proudly wore the ruffle off shoulder top she made all summer. Miss Renee is a wonderful, warm and kind teacher. I highly recommend FFW!

Lillie M.

I absolutely love my adult sewing classes with Renee. She has a laid back style that makes you feel very comfortable while you learn in a hands on way. You can bring your own ideas and she’ll help you recreate or customize fashions or she offers more structured workshops. A wonderful way to learn a new skill.

Nikki B.

My daughters recently completed the virtual Fashion Design class and thoroughly enjoyed it! They loved learning how to render different fabrics, the design challenges and completing a Mood/Theme board for Fall fashion. Ms. Faith was a wonderful teacher.
Lesley K.

Quickly go from “How to Sew” to “How to Sew a Dress”

My daughter started with FFW in the spring. Miss Renee taught her some sewing basics and quickly moved into teaching her how to sew dresses that were fashionable and she enjoyed wearing. Her confidence level with sewing has grown tons, and she loves spending Saturday mornings working with Miss Renee. Thank you for a great experience!

Anna T.
Plainfield, NJ

Daughter Loves Learning How to Sew From Miss Renee

My now 11 year old daughter has been attending Saturday workshops for over a year. She had no prior sewing experience, coming in only with her enthusiasm and a love of color, textures and fashion. She’s completed really exciting pieces from dresses, tops, shorts- even a cape that she wore for Halloween. Now, she plans to sew a special top for her grandmother that is in a nursing home.

My daughter always looks forward to attending the Saturday morning workshops and really loves the different and fun trips to NYC. She plans to attend two different summer camps to continue her projects. Renee is wonderful with her, as well as the other girls that attend.

Donna F.
Westfield, NJ

FFW Makes Sewing Fun and Easy to Learn

When I go to sewing every Thursday Mrs. Renee greets me with a welcoming smile. Mrs. Renee always has a variety of options when it comes to choosing fabric and the type of garment you want to make. She is also open to any new ideas you may have that match your personality and style. Mrs. Renee makes sewing fun and easy to learn!

Adalena P

Fashion Sewing Classes with a Flair for Design

My daughter Olivia age 11 has been taking fashion sewing classes with Mrs. Renee for about one year. She began with a week of summer camp and has been hooked since them. She really enjoys that Mrs. Renee allows her to choose whatever she wants to make. She has learned about different styles and what fabric works best for certain clothes. Mrs. Renee really assists her through the process and works with her closely on the sewing details. She has made a top, romper and jacket so far this year and proudly wears all of them. Olivia really enjoys the time she spends at her home workshop. She also has joined in for a few of the NYC fashion field trips and always comes home happy and ready to share about her fashion adventures.

Fanwood, NJ

Fun Fashion Class

My niece loves this class she can’t wait till Saturday rolls around so she can attend her Fashion Design Sewing Class. The Home Studio fashion class has small size sessions, each designer has their own design they’re working on. They love to challenger each other and can’t wait to see what the other designer is making and her finished design. We can’t wait to sign up for Summer Fashion Camps! Ms Renee is patient, kind and very personable, the girls love her and how she is mentoring them to be who they want to be in fashion.

Clark, NJ

Fun, Affordable Option to Learn How to Sew

My daughter counts down the days until her next class at Fashion First. Renee is patient, kind and adapts her fashion sewing classes to the aptitude and interests of the students. It’s the most affordable sewing class around, which is refreshing!

Bernardsville, NJ

Daughter Loves Sewing and Fashion Design Classes at FFW

My daughter has attended several after-school Fashion First Workshops and also a week at the summer camp program. She has created some really interesting, well-made pieces, all of which she loves to wear. I am thrilled that she is learning how to sew on a sewing machine – which I feel is becoming a lost art in today’s younger generation. Thank you, Renee for providing this opportunity for my daughter to express herself in fashion design and learn the skill of sewing. You never know where it may lead in her future!

Scotch Plains, NJ