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Future Designers of America


Is your child interested in sewing & designing?

We invite you to join us on

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Time: 1:00pm until 04:30pm

for the

Future Designers of America - Class of 2024


You and your child will: 

Learn the details of the Future Designers of America Program.

Have the opportunity to speak with Future Designers from the program. 

Have the opportunity to speak directlywith founder, Ireatha Leona Woods. 

Check out sewing & designs from our Future Designers. 

Fill out an application for the Class of 2024.

Complete a 150-word essay expressing your desire to participate.  

The essay will be sent via email to:

Please add FDOA 2024 Essay in the subject line. 

Applications will be accepted from

Sunday, November 5, 2023 - Friday, December 15, 2023 (midnight deadline) 


You will be notified of the selection by Wednesday, December 20, 2023


There are TWELVE (12) seats available for the Class of 2024 Program Session. 

2024 Future Designers of America

Class Session Begins January 3, 2024

We will have two class options:


Wednesday - 05:00pm - 07:00pm (6 seats)


Thursday - 05:00pm - 07:00pm (6 seats) 

The Future Designers of America (FDOA) Program is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 15.  Designers will have the opportunity to learn basic to intermediate level sewing skills over a three (3) year timeline.  The minimal time for the program is one (1) year with a maximum of three (3) years overall in the program.  Upon completion of three years, participants will graduate from the program at our annual runway show.

What does it take to get into the program? 

Future Designer should have expressed great interest in the creative desire to make things.  It could be clothing, shoes, or any type of accessories.   Maybe they are cutting out paper and creating a skirt, shirt or the like.  Or maybe they are drawing and illustrating fashion apparel.  These are indicators of interest in our sewing, design and image program.


Future Designer is required to send in a 150-word essay that clearly articulates the desire to learn to sew & design and future goals for using the life skill.  

The FDOA program includes ninety-six (96) hours of sewing instruction per calendar year. For more information about the FDOA Program 


type FDOA in the subject line

or call 


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