sewing & craft classes

Does your child dream of becoming a fashion designer? Do they want to know more about sewing and crafting or just love fabric? We’ve got a class, camp or lesson that will inform or inspire! Everything we do is focused on creative expression and teaching kids the fundamental skills of sewing.

Our semester long group classes are organized by age and skill level. We offer private and semi-private lessons that can be customized for each student. Special classes include “Boys Only”, The Art of Fashion Design” that teaches how to create mood boards and fashion illustration, a Girlfriend Lesson for 4 students or a Mother and Child lesson for a particularly fun option!

The P&N Team designs sewing and no-sew projects that are doable for beginning sewers but are challenging enough for those who are more advanced. For more information and inspiration check out our Instagram feed @pinsandneedlesny.

Getting Creative

Above all, our classes are about imagination and creativity. Students pick out their fabrics right here in the Pins & Needles Boutique. We encourage them to be unique, to find and express their own personal style.

Projects and Skills

In our classes, students make clothes and accessories they can personalize and enjoy wearing in their everyday lives. Some projects can be completed in a single class session or camp day, while others are completed over multiple lessons or days. Students learn how; to read and follow a pattern, sew using a sewing machine and utilize sewing tools. Our ultimate goal is for students to acquire the sewing skills and confidence to continue practicing on their own.

Having Fun!

Another important aspect of our classes and camps is social: Our students meet and bond with other kids who share their interest in sewing and crafting. We encourage our students to help each other and collaborate on projects.

Our Teachers

The P&N Team includes fashion designers and artists who are passionate about sharing their expertise and empowering a new generation of creative stitchers.  Our teaching approach is gentle, patient and nurturing with lots of personal attention: We aim for a student teacher ratio of 4:1.

If you have questions the Pins & Needles’ team is available to help. Materials are always an additional cost unless noted and can be purchased at our boutique.

Pins & Needles Class Info:

  1. There is a minimum of 5 students in all classes and maximum of 8 students depending on the type of class.
  2. Please read over our Registration and Cancellation Policies before registering for any courses.
  3. We require pre-registration for all of our classes. You can register in person, over the phone (212-535-6222) or by e-mail ( Please contact us by e-mail for a registration form.
  4. A registration form must be filled out including payment information to secure your spot. Classes fill up fast and it is a first come first serve.
  5. Classes are taught by a Pins & Needles Senior Teacher or Special Guest Teacher.
  6. We provide the sewing machines for use during class as well as all essential sewing notions except for materials for class project.
  7. First time students must complete a free sewing machine basics clinic before beginning a group class.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons:

Lessons are taught by a Pins & Needles Senior Teacher.

  • Private Lesson – $95 per hour plus materials
  • Semi-Private Lesson – $80 per hour plus materials per person (up to 3 people)
  • Girlfriends Sewing Lesson – 90 minute lesson with a choice of three skill appropriate projects – 4 students – $98 per person plus materials
  • Mother & Child Lesson – 90 minute lesson with a choice of three skill appropriate projects – $230.00 plus materials (1 additional child is $80)
  • Private Lesson with the Pins & Needles Founder Rachel Low and author of the must-have sewing book for girls “A Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew” – $175 per hour plus materials



Children/Teen Classes

Children/Teen Sewing Classes at Pins & Needles cover everything from the basics of machine and hand sewing, working with patterns, creating mood boards, fashion illustration, embroidery, choosing fabrics and more. Each semester, projects focus on fashion, accessory, home decor sewing as well as other stitching techniques and DIY crafts. The Pins & Needles Team keeps the curriculum fresh and relevant to the interests and skill levels of our students.

Unique to Pins & Needles is the curated collection of fabric and materials available that the students choose from for each project – offering students an opportunity to express their personal style and creativity. All our teachers are dedicated, patient and most importantly experienced skilled sewers and crafters. We maintain small classes to ensure that all our students get the instruction and attention they need. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to sign up fast as spaces are limited! Cost for materials are always additional. Classes are offered everyday after school and Saturdays and are organized by age (7-13) and skill level and are 75 minutes. 


Mondays – Fridays 4-5:15p  &  Saturdays 10:45-12:00pm and 12:15 – 1:30p

Contact us with any questions & to get on the list to register!!

*CLASS MATERIALS ARE ALWAYS ADDITIONAL. There must be at least five students to run the class. Class times and ages are subject to change. FIRST TIME registered students are invited to join us for a complementary Beginner Sewing Clinic – Contact us to schedule.

In order to confirm your spot, please send completed registration form/waiver to ( You can also contact us with questions at (212-535-6222)

Cancellation Policy: A full refund is granted if cancellation is made more than 21 days prior to the start of the class. 50% of the class fee will be refunded if cancellation is made between 21 and 14 days prior to the start of class. NO REFUNDS are granted for any cancellation made less than 14 days from the start of class.

Cost:$600 - $900 plus materials

Dates:Open Registration begins February 5th April 3rd - June 9th

Skill Level:Varied - Please contact a Pins & Needles team member to get help determining your child's skill level.


2018 Spring Break Sewing & D.I.Y Camp

Staying in NYC for Spring Break and need something for your child to do? Join us at Pins & Needles for sewing, fun and lots of creativity! Organized by 2 and 3 day sessions – you can sign your child up for one or all. The projects will vary each week depending on age and skill level (some sewing experience recommended). Curriculum projects will focus on fashion, accessory, home decor sewing and D.I.Y. Each session is five hours. Students should bring their own nut-free lunch and please notify us of any food allergies.

Week 1: 3 – day  – 3/19 – 3/21 and/or 2 day – 3/22 & 3/23

Week 2: 2 – day – 3/26 – 3/27 and/or 3/28 – 3/29

10am – 3pm

Cost: $580 for three day camps and $380 for 2 day camps – ALL MATERIALS ARE ADDITIONAL

Cost:$580 for 3 - Day and $380 for 2 - Day sessions - ALL MATERIALS ARE ADDITIONAL

Dates:See detailed dates above.

Skill Level:Experience on a sewing machine recommended

Bring-A-Friend Sewing Saturdays

Calling all seasoned P&N sewers…it’s more fun to sew with your friends! Do you have a favorite pal who’s new to P&N? Invite them to join you at Pins & Needles for an afternoon of sewing and creativity! Your daughter or son is invited to share the excitement and unique experience offered at Pins & Needles.

A FREE intro to sewing session will be offered. Everyone will get the chance to make his/her own special mini pillow! New sewers and their parents will have a chance to explore the studio, see sample class projects and learn more about our program. ONE FRIEND per existing P&N student. Beginners Welcome! This is a great way for newbies to get acquainted with the sewing machine & studio!!!!!



2:00pm – 3:00pm

3:15pm – 4:15pm


Dates:Saturday, 2/24

Skill Level:All levels - ages 7 and up.

President’s Day/Winter Break Vacation Sewing Boot Camps

Pins & Needles is offering an exclusive Sewing Boot Camps during the Winter Vacation Days. The boot camps are scheduled for over President’s Day break; Friday- 2/16,  Monday- 2/19, Tuesday- 2/20, Wednesday, 2/21, Thursday, 2/22 and Friday, 2/23. Sign your child up for one day or all. Each day is a themed with a different project (s)

TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm – COST: $230 per day plus materials

2/16 – Cozy Winter Essentials

Baby it’s cold outside….so it’s time to make a cozy fleece hat, fingerless gloves and an infinity scarf.

2/19 – P&N PJ Party

Students will make their very own Comfy Slippers and matching Sleeping Eye Mask and they can wear their pajamas for the day!

2/20 – Fun with Friends

Students will create a look from the book “A Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion” by our very own Rachel Low. For this workshop they will make our signature jeggings using fashionable velvet or metallic from the chapter Fun with Friends. 

2/21 – A Day of Sew Fun “Bedroom Decor”

Students will make a lapboard (perfect for homework) and pillow using the popular “Magical Flip Sequins”!

2/22 – All About Glitter!!

Students will make a Glitter Cross Body Bag and scrunchies – the must-have hair accessory!

2/23 – A day of Ruffles and stuff!!

Students will stitch our signature Ruffle T-Shirt! 

Sessions are arranged by age and skill level – sewing experience recommended – Must have 5 registered students to run a workshop

Students should bring a nut-free lunch and please let us know of any food allergies.

Cost:$230 plus materials

Dates:See detailed dates above.

Skill Level:Some experience on the sewing machine is recommended.