The Fashion School in Brighton offers: fashion, sewing, styling and design classes for children, teens and adults. We have friendly and experienced tutors who use a unique and easy sewing programme which has been successful for over 20 years.
We believe in encouraging each child to express themselves individually. We enable your children to design and sew clothes they want to create and wear. Every student’s project is determined by them and we inspire and support rather than dictate direction.
The Fashion School is for beginners onwards – it really doesn’t matter if your child hasn’t sewn a stitch, from repairing/customising a pair of jeans to creating a ballgown – we’re here to help.
Our new larger premises in the centre of Brighton has two floors, with a 3m x 2m pattern cutting table and a studio photographic area (all available for hire).
We also run fashion parties for children, teenagers and adults in our studio. For more information about our 6 – 17 year old parties click here, alternatively for our adult parties click here.
Please feel free to come down to our new studio and have a chat about what we can do for you.
What We Do
Little Miss Fashion – Sewing and fashion for 7 – 9 year olds
Stylish Tweens – Sewing and fashion for 9 to 12 year olds
FashionLab – Teenage fashion
Duke of Edinburgh Award
GCSE Art & Textiles support – (100% A* achieved by students)
“Alice loves it an had made some fab things especially a bag, which is as good if not better than a lot of stuff in Top Shop! Top marks!”
Paula, mum of Alice
Maya has been taught so much with regards to different sewing skills, she can put a zip in better than me! It’s not just the skills of sewing that they learn, but I feel more importantly, the creative freedom and encouragement that is given by Caroline, I don’t think she has ever said ‘no’ to a project however complicated it might seem. My daughter is in year 10 and at the moment is hoping to go on to study fashion/textiles, the fashion school has without doubt influenced this
Tania, mother of Maya
“Lottie has been with Caroiline now for about three years. She has progressed with her sewing skills and will happily attempt most projects. Caroline is a wonderful influence and a true inspiration, nothing is too much trouble. Lottie has also been on a few trips with Caroline and this has given her a great insight into the world of fashion and that may be a career she could pursue.”
Laura mum of Lottie aged 15 Brighton
“My daughter has attended several Holiday Workshops at The Fashion School and enjoyed every minute of them. This year she asked for a sewing machine for her birthday and has just made a dress for her cousins wedding in July. These workshops have filled her with confidence and pride in her work in a fun and nurturing environment.”
Louise, Mum of Abbie 12
“The Fashion School is my daughter’s favourite holiday workshop. “She loves to design her own clothes and is so proud of her creations. Caroline is an inspirational teacher. Her love of fashion is infectious. When the children are young, it’s about nurturing their creativity. Attention to detail comes later once they’ve been bitten by the fashion bug!”
Imogen, mother of Claudie 9
“My daughter loves her lessons and of course the clothes she makes. She has definitely grown in confidence as a result.”
Wendy mum of Molly 12
“Emilia has thoroughly enjoyed the Fashion School and is totally inspired by Caroline and her team. Emilia has created some wonderful outfits and is very proud of herself!”
Sarah, Mum of Emilia 9
“I just wanted to say how much she loved doing the workshop with you and she has come home with such enthusiasm that this is what she would love to do everyday! She has finished sticking the sequins onto her denim jacket and had great pleasure showing all her hard work. Thank you Caroline for being her tutor. Oh, and she loves your home too and wants to live in Sussex Square when she has made her fortunes! ”