The Cut, The Cutting Room’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Academy, teaches what the industry is doing. With our roster of fashion design continuing education courses, students learn practical and applicable skills in sewing, pattern making, fashion design, illustration, career development, and more.

Taught in our state-­of-­the-­art production and fashion design studio, students receive hands­-on instruction from industry-­leading experts. Learn where the industry happens with courses from The Cut.

Interested in launching your career in four months? Sign up for our full­-time program.


An established and respected leader in apparel design and production, she has a talent for designing businesses that win. She loves efficiency as much as aesthetic, margin as much as making it right, and sustainability as much as style. Her balanced approach steers big brands in healthy new directions and provides up­-starts with a solid foundation to launch from. She is the founder of FBA360, a New York­based fashion-business coaching firm. Liza knows how to get things done and make things happen.


“The Cutting Room is an exceptional place to grow your skills in the fashion industry. The instructors are highly skilled and give hands-­on experience and individual attention. The knowledge and technology are advanced.”

- Hannah Dorothy, Student at The Cutting Room
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2 Day Workshops - Pattern Making
During these 2 day pattern making workshops, students acquire the knowledge to understand the functions of pattern making. You will work on a range of pattern making functions and learn the all of the necessary basics.
2-Day Workshops - Gerber
During these 2 day gerber workshops, students acquire the knowledge to understand the functions of Gerber -You will work on a range of Gerber functions and learn the all of the necessary basics.
With our selection of professional sewing courses, better your skills, designs and knowledge of machines by learning an array of industry-focused techniques. Beginner, intermediate and advanced courses available.
Fashion Design, Illustration & Illustrator
With our fashion design and illustration courses, learn to create a capsule collection, develop a complete buyers’ package, acquire skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and take your fashion illustration skills to the next level.
Learn the functions of Gerber AccuMark pattern design software with our beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.
Launch Your Line
Take your fashion business to the next level with our Launch Your Line courses. Taught by fashion industry expert and business guru, Liza Deyrmenjian.
Pattern Making, Drafting and Draping
Develop and hone your pattern making and draping skills with our beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.
Quilting and Trim
Learn all about quilting, trim and embellishments with our array of quilting and trim courses.
Summer Camps
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Summer 2018 - 2 Week Intensive
Check this category often for our 1-day workshop offerings that focus on a variety of topics including knitting, beading, making one-off items, as well as our popular Maker's Social for Singles class.
For ages 8 and up, our youth offerings include beginner sewing, youth sewing parties, and an array of teen fashion camps.

Interested in kick­-starting your career in fashion? Our full-­time classes start in September 2017.