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Fashion Open Studio


N2 General Shop

Labs, Shops, and Studios

Fashion Specialty Studio

63 Fifth Ave, 5th floor, Room 518   •   Fall Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
Open to: all New School students

The Fashion Specialty Studio is located on the 5th floor of the U Building at 63 Fifth Avenue, and is equipped with 25+ machines for garment finishing and special materials construction. All machines are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For a full list of machines found in the studio, as well as materials and other crucial information needed to use each machine, see the document Specialty Machine FAQs

Staff Technicians hold office hours during which they are available in the Specialty Room for questions and consultations. These are:

Mon/Tues 1:00-4:00pm; Wed 2:00-8:00p; Thurs/Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

Machines are available without orientation, unless noted.
** = orientation required
* = by appointment only
Please email SEWINGTECH@NEWSCHOOL.EDU to schedule appointment. Please allow us at least 4 working days to get back to you. Thanks!

General Machines:
Superlock Machine
Overlock Machine
Purl Edge Machine
Flatbed Coverstitch Machine
3-Step Machine
Double Needle Machine
Chainstitch Machine
Press Machine for inserting grommets and snaps (limited die sets available, see list here)

Specialty Materials Construction:
SonoBond SeamMaster (synthetics)
Double-Needle Machine w/ Channel Attachment
Zig Zag Machine(Swimwear, Lingerie, Elastic)
Elastic Hem Attachment for Plain Stitch
Elastic Hem Attachment for 3-Step (Knits)
Spaghetti Strap Attachment for Plain Stitch

Finishing Machines:
Blind Hem Machine
Purl Merrow Edge Machine
Baby Hem Attachment for Plain Stitch
1/4″ Bias Attachment for Plain Stitch
Hem Attachment for Coverstitch
Binding Attachment for Coverstitch
Buttonhole Machine *
Button Sewer **
Grommet Press (die sets available:¼” ⅜” ½” ⅝”)

Decorative Finishing:
Picoetta aka Faggoting Machine **
Hem Stitch aka Picot Edge Machine **
Heat Press, 15″x15″
Ruffler Attachment for Plain Stitch

Leather Machines:
Walking Foot Leather Machine
Cylindrical Walking Foot Machine
Post Machine
Fur Machine, “A” style for lightweight material
Fur Machine, “B” style for medium weight material and synthetic furs
Edge Skiving Machine **