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For sewists 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
  • Garment Sewing Basics
  • A hand sewing class
  • At least one other garment sewing class using a pattern
  • 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 ext141

    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.

    Proceeds from the fashion show ticket sales have been donated to local charities including: The Valerie Fund, Skin Cancer Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Plainfield Memorial Library, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Plainfield Area Humane Society and Dress for Success.

    XI - Make it Iconic: The Diva Challenge

    Project Fabricland: "One Look"

    A 12 week course in which students will create a single look inspired by a style icon.

    Project Fabricland: "Two Looks"

    A 16 week course in which students will create two looks inspired by different time frames of the selected style icon.

    Net proceeds from fashion show ticket sales were donated to Dress For Success in Morris County. Read letter from Dress for Success.

    For all PF11 photos, visit our Facebook page.

    X - Fairy Tale Fashion

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    For all photos, visit our Facebook page.

    Project Fabricland:

    A 12 week course in which students will create a single look inspired by a fairy tale.

    Project Fabricland: "Accessorized"

    A 16 week course in which students will create a single look with an original avant garde accessory inspired by a fairy tale.

    IX - Inspired by Dessert

    PF9 Photo Gallery:

    Runway Show

    Project Fabricland:

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

    Project Fabricland: Night & Day

    A 16 week course in which students will create a day and evening look inspired by a dessert.

    VIII - The Animal Inspiration Challenge

    PF8 Photo Gallery:

    Runway Show

    VII - I Love NY Challenge

    PF7 Photo Gallery:

    Runway Show

    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

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