New York City Sewing Tours

Are you a quilter, home seamstress, aspiring fashion designer, or fabric enthusiast? If you’re sewing-minded and visiting New York City, chances are you’re hoping to score some fantastic fabric finds while you’re here in the Big Apple. If you’re looking to incorporate a New York Sewing Tour into your travel itinerary, look no further than Seek!

Seek’s public Garment Center Tour is a blend of history and hands-on shopping time at various fabric, trim, and notion stores frequented by industry professionals, including Mood Fabrics of Project Runway fame. Other stops on this tour include Bryant Park (former home of NYC Fashion Week), the Fashion Walk of Fame, well-kn
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own Project Runway locations (Atlas Apartments, Parsons The New School for Design), Macy's Herald Square, and the 34th Street shopping area. Along the way, tour group members will learn about the history of the garment industry in NYC, explore the evolution of the city's great department stores, and hear about recent efforts to save the NYC Garment Center.

Public sewing tours feature an itinerary of shops and landmarks chosen by the tour guide. Private NYC Sewing Tours can also be designed. Private New York City sewing tours can include a mix of history, sightseeing, and shopping, or can focus specifically on shopping for fabrics, trims, notions, and other sewing supplies. Private tour itineraries can even be tailored to your specific shopping list. Looking for fine silks? Quilting fabrics? Upholstery material? Your private NYC sewing tour guide will choose an assortment of shops best-suited to your particular project.

Public Garment Center tours are offered on select Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Tickets are $35/person and can be purchased via Seek’s
Garment Center tour page. To book a private New York City sewing tour (available for 1-10 people) submit a tour inquiry form or send an e-mail to

Interested in beads, jewelry findings, scrapbooking supplies, and other non-sewing materials? Consider booking one of our
NYC Arts and Crafts Tours instead!