KSOF Named Best Virtual Summer Camps for NYC Kids

KSOF Voted ‘Best Virtual Summer Camps for NYC Kids’

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We’re excited to announce that Karen’s School of Fashion was voted one of the best virtual summer camps for New York City Kids by the editors at Red Tricycle!

For the Budding Designer: Karen’s School of Fashion

Karen’s School of Fashion is holding weekly online camps for kids ages eight to 12 from June 22 to August 14. Each week has a new theme (“Project Runway Inspired”, “About Time: Fashion Duration”) that enables students to transform an idea into tangible form. (Yes, you need to have, and be familiar with, a sewing machine.) Kids will learn about a featured designer, imagine and sketch a clothing collection, learn to make patterns and finally sew a garment or two. Camp ends with a fashion show on Friday to showcase the creations. Call or e-mail before registering to confirm there is space.





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Donation Masks Drop-Off — Group Effort

Donation Masks Drop-Off — Group Effort

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Hi Everyone!

Thank you to all of my students, who have contributed to such a great cause… #sewTOGETHER. Making masks for doctors and medical teams in our community. Proud to say that KSOF students have contributed to this cause by making 5 masks or more each to be donated to healthcare facilities in NJ and NYC. Medical teams can now wear these masks comfortably over a protective mask and reuse since they are washable.

Together in this group effort, we have enough masks to donate to the following healthcare facilities:

  1. Dr. Avi Werthaim – Doctors Care Center
  2. Old Bridge Drugs & Surgicals
  3. Mount Sinai Hospital – NYC (where Karen Lozner was born)

If you have not yet donated the masks you’ve made, please drop off THIS FRIDAY, April 3rd between 12 – 7pm at The Parisian Tea Room (165 Amboy Road, Suite 723 Morganville, NJ 07751).

There will be a white plastic bag attached to the door knob in which you can just drop in.

Before dropping off masks, please be sure to insert it into a clear ziplock bag and attach a note with your disclaimer,

“may be worn over a protective mask. This is NOT an N95 mask, but can offer some protection when worn alone. This is washable as the content is 100% cotton (lining and face) inside content is 100% polyester. Please wash and sanitize before wearing. Made with love by ——–“

Thank you again for your support! Be Safe & Stay Positive!

– Karen Lozner



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This is the time to help! Yes! We can make a difference NOW! I have set aside my business to take care of a very important venture! PLEASE READ and LEARN HOW YOU TOO CAN HELP!

“Lower-grade or homemade masks are being used at many hospitals in non-COVID-19 cases to free up medical-grade masks for doctors and nurses treating COVID-19 patients. Homemade masks can also be used in conjunction with other masks to prolong the life of medical-grade masks, and can be washed for reuse. Some hospital staff are even sewing their own masks. By providing homemade masks to hospitals in dire need, we can help extend the current supply of medical-grade protective gear where it is needed most until additional resources become available. We’ve seen the power of our Tieks community in action many times before, and know that if we #SewTOGETHER, we can and will save lives together. Please share this page and offer with all your friends who sew.”

Thank you @tieks!

KSOF Has Gone Virtual: Our Response to Covid-19

KSOF Has Gone Virtual: Our Response to Covid-19

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Dear friends,

Out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, all classes will be temporarily moved online via Zoom until further notice.

How KSOF Online Classes Work

After registering for a class, you will receive a confirmation email like usual. Then, 24 hours before your class’s starting time, you will receive another email from Karen with an invite to your online Zoom class along with additional information on how to join your class.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Lozner directly via email at


What You’ll Need for Your Virtual KSOF Classes

All students will need the following products prior to online classes:

  • Sewing machine – Buy From KSOF and receive a 10% discount + 2 – hour sewing machine class. Use Code JUKI for discount. BUY NOW
  • Ruler (1ft)
  • Hip curve
  • French curve
  • Straight-edge ruler
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Pin cushion
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • 1 yard of fabric (depending on your project)

What’s New At KSOF

As many of you have probably heard, doctors and other healthcare workers all over the country are in dire need of masks. I’m making 35 of them today to help my student’s dad who is a doctor and only has 5 more masks left!

So for the next 2 weeks of classes, we will all join in an effort to help the healthcare teams in our communities as we learn how to make a mask. By putting our fashion skills to the test by learning how to make masks for your own use or the use of others, we are serving a common good. And while these will not be medical-grade masks (*see below from CDC web site), they can still serve a purpose.

Know that we will be joining fashion designers from all around the country that are doing their part by dedicating efforts to this cause.

The supplies you will need for this project are:

  • all sewing supplies
  • 1 yard of cotton or polyester fabric (bed sheet, t-shirt, pillow case, etc.)
  • ruler
  • measuring tape
  • pins
  • scissors
  • polyester stuffing (can use from a pillow that you don’t need). You will need this polyester stuffing (filler batting) by 2nd week of class.

* Per the CDC web site…

HCP use of homemade masks:

In settings where face-masks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.

Also, we have had to cancel the Tuesday’s Open Studio Day starting immediately due to the health concern of staff and students. And due to the government lock-down, we will remain closed on Tuesday’s until further notice.

Thank you for your continued support.

Stay healthy!

Karen Lozner

KSOF | Karen's School of Fashion Sewing and Fashion Design in NY and NJ