ricRACK combines creative skill building with environmental responsibility by offering meaningful opportunities to youth and adults to re-use donated clothing, textiles, and craft materials. This mission builds on increased public and industry awareness of sustainability and waste reduction within the fashion industry.

Why teach costuming and sewing?

Of course there are the basic life skills of measuring, cutting, tracing, hand eye coordination, patterning, and sewing by hand and machine, but the more we teach, the bigger we see the picture of what our students are learning.

We see individual interpretation and creation, resourcefulness and independent thinking, pride and confidence, making mistakes and completing goals, commitment and perserverance, problem solving and self reliance.  We have parents who have been shocked at how much these classes helped their child “come out of their shell” or reach for higher goals, there’s no giving up in a ricRACK class. 


Why Start the Organization in New Orleans?

Because we dress up for any occasion, special or not.  It’s tradition.  It’s the culture.  Everyone here has a closet for their everyday clothes and a “costume closet”.

I saw a kid years ago wearing one of those awful Halloween t-shirts with these horrific words printed on it “this is my Halloween Costume”.

Horror of horrors.

In all the cities, in all the states, in this country, in the world, there is no excuse for an individual not to have a costume, be it Halloween or another holiday.

ricRACK is a place to learn how to sew, how to create, how to repurpose, and how to not ever have an excuse for an individual to not having a costume.


Please contact us for more information.

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Join us for Friday night Sipping 'n Stitching!! Bring a drink and a sewing project, and we can help git 'er done!! Our sewing studio is open from 7:00-9:30. Limited seats available, $30 fee. 2359 St. Claude, next to the St Roch market. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. 


   You're invited to join us for our open house on Saturday, September 17, from 4-7 p.m.! We'll be serving up complimentary food from CoNOLA and cocktails from Owl's Brew in our NEW location, 2359 ST. CLAUDE (ST. ROCH)!
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ricRACK's Fall 2016 Classes Have Been Announced! Click here to view our Calendar!

ricRACK's Repurposed Sewing Classes
True beginner (1st time at a machine). Learn about the machine and terminology. 
Two week class, meets twice a week:  Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm
September 19-30  OR  October 3-15
$180 (4 students max.)
Intermediate (Familiar with sewing machine). Expand your sewing horizons! 
Two week class, meets twice a week:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm
September 19-30  OR  October 3-15
$180 (4 students max)
ricRACK's Disgusting Halloween Zombie Class
Last year's Zombie Class is back!! 
 Students learn to make disgusting mud, icky yucky dirt, and gnarly blood and guts.  
Be a zombie prom queen, Southern Belle, bride, and cheerleader...Whatever you can dream up!
Two week class, meets twice a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm 
OR Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm
October 17-27
$225 (8 students max.)
ricRACK's Versatile Halloween Jumpsuit Class
Intermerdiate: (Some sewing experience necessary.) Not sure what to be for Halloween? Take our Versatile Jumpsuit Class.  Be a cute kitty cat, a superhero, an astronaut, a cute cuddly clown--possibilities are endless!
Two week class, meets twice a week. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm 
OR Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm
October 17-27
$220 (4 students max.)

We couldn’t do this without the help of:

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PO Box 750997

New Orleans, LA 70175

ricRACK Warehouse is appointment only

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