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KSOF Has Gone Virtual: Our Response to Covid-19

KSOF Has Gone Virtual: Our Response to Covid-19

1024 683 Chase Jennings

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 fashionschoolnj@gmail.com.

What You’ll Need for Your Virtual KSOF Classes

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

  • Sewing machine
  • Ruler (1ft)
  • Hip curve
  • French curve
  • Straight-edge ruler
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Pin cushion
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • 1 yard of fabric (depending on your project)

If you don’t yet have the items listed above, our ‘Complete Sewing Kit with Case‘ is available in our online shop for 10% off for a limited-time only using promo code KSOFVIRTUAL.

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

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