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For youngsters ages 10 - 18 (elementary through high school) who are very interested in taking their sewing skills and fashion design experience to a higher level, Project Fabricland is an exciting and rewarding experience. Since 2007, we have presented Project Fabricland – a sewing class/competition and fashion show for kids based on the popular TV series Project Runway. Cast members from the TV show have appeared at the fashion show as special guests to hand out prizes and sign autographs and the judges are industry professionals. Net proceeds from ticket sales are donated to charity.

Project Fabricland is a three month course that requires each student to take these prerequisites::

  • Kids/Teens Can Sew Workshop
  • Sewing 101
  • Sewing 102
  • Zippers
  • Seam Finishes
  • Hand Sewing Workshop I
  • Hand Sewing Workshop II
  • At least one other garment pattern class
  • Please note: If a link above is disabled, that class may be filled. Please call our director of education for further instructions at 908-755-4700 ext140

    All students work with a commercial pattern, but "personalize" it by creating an outfit that has been influenced and inspired by a specific theme chosen each year. During the sewing course, students are instructed on pattern alterations, garment construction and finishing techniques. Students are also required to create a design/inspiration board and keep track of the cost of their garment(s).

    The contestants are judged on inspiration, overall appearance, quality of sewing, use of fabrics and trims and the design/inspiration board. At the end of the fashion show, gift certificate prizes totaling $2,000 are awarded to the top winners in different age groups.

    VIII - The Animal Inspiration Challenge

    Project Fabricland:  "From Head to Hem"

    Create a Three Piece Look consisting of one garment, a hat and purse.
    A 20 week course in which students will make a single look with two accessories (a hat and purse) inspired by an animal. The garment will be created from an existing pattern which can be redesigned. The hat and purse will be original designs.

    Class schedule:
    Sunday: 11:30-2pm November 10 - April 27
    Participating in Project Fabricland 7 "Make it Original" or with teacher's approval.
    Ages 12-18 (if 18, in high school)
    $499 class fee

    Project Fabricland:

    A 12 week course in which students will use an existing pattern to create a garment inspired by an animal.

    Class schedule:
    Saturday: 10-12:30pm, January 11-April 26 for ages 10-13
    Saturday: 1:30-4:00pm, January 11-April 26 for ages 13-18 (if 18, in high school)
    Sunday: 2:30-5:00pm January 12-April 27 for ages 12-18 (if 18, in high school)
    Kids/Teens Can Sew Workshop, Sewing 101 and 102, Zippers, Seam Finishes, Hand Sewing, Garment Sewing Basics and at least one other garment class using a pattern or any previous Project Fabricland.
    $299 class fee

    VII - I Love NY Challenge

    For all photos, visit our Facebook page

    VI - Inspired by the Silver Screen

    Courier News Feature Story

    V - Inspired by Music Challenge

    Project Fabricland V is about how music can influence fashion design.Students used as their design inspiration any song, musical genre, band or artist, from any time period. The judging is based on the creativity in design, choice and combination of fabrics and trims, quality of sewing and fit.

    The fashion show will take place on Sunday May 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the North Plainfield High School Auditorium, 34 Wilson Ave., North Plainfield. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 day of/at the door. All net proceeds will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

    IV - Make it Picturesque!


    Amanda & Suede

    Suede & Kids!

    2010 Class Requirements

    2010 Fashion Show Flyer

    III - Make It Retro

    II - Make It International

    855 US-22 West
    North Plainfield, NJ 07060

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