Custom Made Clothing

Karen is a fiber artist and designer who seeks new and challenging experiences in the creation of clothing, both new and historical reproduction. Her background includes 30 years of custom tailoring of a wide variety of fabrics, including hand-woven textiles, antique laces and linens. She loves working with bridal parties designing and creating timeless and fashionable garments from antique and modern textiles. Karen also constructs one of a kind wearable art pieces in collaboration with other artists.

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Custom T-shirt Memory Quilts

Transform well-loved t-shirts (and other fabrics) from sports, concerts, vacations and other special interests into a timeless quilt that is a lasting remembrance of good times, fun events and great achievements in a person’s life. Your identity and personality will be incorporated into each unique handmade quilt. I will teach you how to sew this yourself or I can custom sew your own designed kreation!

Private Lessons, Waldwick Home Studio

Take a class in the unique environment of Karen's home studio in Waldwick NJ. She offers private instruction for all ages, at all levels. Schedule a lesson day or evening at the studio, bring your own machine or use her professional equipment. Karen can show you the basics of sewing a curtain hem, or help you with the creation of a garment you've designed. Enjoy the relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere and learn to sew at your own pace. Please call to set up an appointment 201-689-1376 or e-mail karenkreations@verizon.net

Group Adult School Classes

Midland Park Continuing Education classes:
Midland Park High School
250 Prospect St, Midland Park NJ
Please call 201-444-2030 to register
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Professional Education, Experience & Teaching

  • 1981 - current: Karen's Kreations: Custom Wearable-Art Clothing, Private and Group Sewing lessons
  • 1987 - current: Instructor, Beginning and Advanced Sewing Techniques, Midland Park Continuing Education, NJ
  • 1998 - current: Instructor, Arts Workshop, Newark Museum, NJ
  • 2002 - current: Co-design, create patterns and sew clothing line for Cynthia Norton Designs
  • 2009 - Create line of handpainted wearable art silks for Beadwildered Woman, Nyack
  • 2010 - current: Create costumes for Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
  • 1995/01 - Sew clothing line for Beryl Maddelena, designer
  • 1984/92 - Sew clothing line for Anne Winston Brown, designer and hand weaver
  • 1981/85 - Sew vintage clothing reproductions, Portmanteau, Montvale NJ