Our Story

The founder of the fashion arts sewing studio Clara Lopez Castro is a fashion designer with over 20 years of experience in New York City’s Fashion industry. She’s a graduate fashion designer from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and as as a graduate from Apparel Pattern Making and Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology, NY.

 

After moving to Boca Raton in 2008 and trading the cold weather for year-round sunshine, She quickly realized there was something She wanted to further explore in the fashion design and sewing arts. She found an interest and curiosity in others to learn this wonderful lost art and began to explore teaching opportunities within her own backyard with The Boca Raton Community Center, The Art School of The Boca Raton Museum of Art as well as Sugar Sands Park. Where she created fashion and sewing programs since 2014, During this time, children learned the creative side of the apparel design & sewing industry.

 

As a result and success of these classes She decided to open The Fashion Arts and Sewing Studio, a place for everyone to learn Fashion and Sewing skills. She truly enjoy teaching all age groups and helping people create their dream projects.

Our Studio

The sewing studio currently offer a variety of classes for adults and children like Upcycling, Alterations, Open Sewing, Fashion Design and Illustration. However, in 202I we will be introducing additional classes that include Silk Screen Print, Knitting, Jewelry Design and Accessories for both adults and children.

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Sewing Instructor

Clara Lopez-Castro

Clara Lopez-Castro, an experienced fashion designer with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry in New York City’s Garment District.

 

I was design director for Carter’s Outerwear, Little Me and Bon Bebe. Ishestudied Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and pursued a second degree in Apparel Pattern Making and Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology, NY. She began teaching sewing classes for children and adults in 2014 at the Boca Raton Community Center, The Art School of The Boca Raton Museum of Art as well as Sugar Sands Park. During this time, children and adults learned the creative side of the apparel design & sewing industry. She designed a fashion program that offers a fun and interactive way to give students a sense of pride while creating wearable pieces. She truly enjoyes teaching the art of fashion and sewing to everyone in her community.