Sewing & craft classes

All sewing and craft classes at Pins & Needles include the use of our machines and tools and are hosted in our light-filled studio. All you need to bring is your open mind and interest in getting creative!  We are project-oriented and we make sure you leave your class or workshop with a finished project. An exciting part of the P&N experience is that you can choose your materials in our exclusively curated boutique adjacent to the studio. The fun is putting your creative style and touch into each of the projects you make!

We offer sewing classes and lessons in beginning and intermediate sewing and other DIY crafts. We specialize in classes for kids and teens ages seven and up and details on our program are listed below.

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 a maximum of 7 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 ([email protected]). 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 on a first come first serve.
  5. Classes are taught by a Pins & Needles Senior Teacher or Special Guest Teacher.
  6. We provide sewing machines for use during class as well as all essential sewing notions except for materials for class projects.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons:

Lessons are taught by a Pins & Needles Senior Teacher.

  • Private Lesson – $90 per hour plus materials
  • Semi-Private Lesson – $75 per hour (up to 3 people) plus materials
  • Girlfriends Sewing Lesson – 90-minute lesson with a choice of three skill-appropriate projects – minimum of 4 students and maximum of 5 students – $90 per person plus materials
  • Mother/Daughter Lesson – 90-minute lesson with a choice of three skill-appropriate projects – $220.00 plus materials (1 additional child is $75)
  • Private Lesson with the Pins & Needles Founder Rachel Low and recent author of the must-have sewing book for girls “A Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew” – $150 per hour plus materials

Birthday Parties:

Pins & Needles offers sewing and crafting birthday parties for kids/teens between the ages of 7 – 14 years old. Parties are customized for the age and skill level of the group and project options include a tote bag, appliqué pillow, basic elastic waist skirt, and more. Parties range in price between $1380 – $1920 and that includes usage of the space, decorations,  staff people, the one-class project, and materials. Additional options can include food/cake/drinks, extra staff people, party favor bags, and more. We can work with you to design a party that is “sewn” and much fun! For the breakdown of pricing and project, options contact us at [email protected] or call us at 212-535-6222. 

We also can customize events for adults including baby showers, bridal showers, team building, or any kind of group event where creativity and or sewing is the focus.



Children/Teen Classes

Children/Teen Sewing & Crafting Classes at Pins & Needles cover everything from the basics of the machine and hand sewing, working with patterns, creating mood boards, fashion illustration, embroidery, choosing fabrics, and more. Each semester projects focus on fashion, accessories, home decor sewing as well as other stitching techniques and DIY crafts. The Pins & Needles Team keep 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 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 is always additional and if you have any questions please call 212-535-6222 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Classes are offered every day after school and Saturdays and are organized by age and skill level and are between 75 – 90 minutes.






9 Weeks  4/4/16 – 6/6/16 (No Class 5/30)

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (10-12 yr olds) $600

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (7-9 yr olds) $600

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (8-11 yr olds) $600

* 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (10-13 yr olds – Intermediate) $690


10 Weeks  4/5/16 – 6/7/16  

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (7-9 yr olds) – $670

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (9-11 yr olds) – $670

* 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm (9-11 yr olds) – $670

* 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm (10-13 yr olds) – $670

* 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm – The Art of Fashion Design (9-14 years old– 6 weeks – 4/19/16 – 5/24/16 – $ 400


10 Weeks   4/6/16 – 6/8/16   

* 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (11-15 yr olds) – $780

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (7-9 yr olds) – $670

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (10-13 yr olds) – $670

* 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm (9-12 yr olds) – $670


10 Weeks  4/7/16 – 6/9/16

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (7-9 yr olds) – $670

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (10-12 yr olds) – $670

* 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Intermediate Sewers (10-15 yr olds) – $780


8 Weeks   4/8/16 – 6/10/16  (No Class  4/22 & 5/27)

* 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm (10-13 yr olds) – $535

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (10-13 yr olds) – $535

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (9-12 yr olds) – $535

* 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (7- 9 yr olds) – $535


9 Weeks   4/9/16 – 6/11/16   (No Class 5/28)

10:45am – 12:00pm (12-15 yr olds) – $600

10:45am – 12:00pm (7-9 yr olds) – $600

* 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm (9-12 yr olds) – $600

* 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm (7-9 yr olds) – $600

* 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm (8-12 yr olds) Boys Only – $600

*Class material costs are 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 required to join us for a complementary Sewing Basics Clinic – Saturday, March 19th – from 11:30 to 12:30 pm or Saturday, April 2nd – from 11:30 to 12:30 pm.

To confirm your spot, please send the completed registration form & waiver to ([email protected]) or fax (212-535-6224).

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


Dates:4/4/16 – 6/11/16

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

Summer Child/Teen Sewing & DIY Camps

Join us at the Pins & Needles Studio for a summer full of creativity! Our summer camps and workshops focus on the fundamentals of seeing and creative expression. Elements of the fashion design process are included as well as lots of sewing, DIY, friends, and creative fun! There is a garment, accessory, and room decor sewing as well as fun and fresh fabric craft projects. You don’t want to miss this!!

Choose from half-day or full-day weeklong sessions. Each session is organized by age/skill level, with projects varying each week. Students should have some experience with a sewing machine. If experience is needed, first-time P&N registered students are invited to join us for a free Sewing Machine Basics Clinic before our camp starts (Date TBC). Please call us at (212-535-6222) to schedule.

HALF-DAY week-long session:

For the stylish stitcher! Explore and learn about the fundamentals of sewing through styling and stitching up garments, accessories, and room decor projects. Each class is 3 hours with a snack break.***

Curriculum Highlights:

– Learn and practice using a sewing machine/tools

– Fashion, accessory, and room decor projects themed for “Summer Fun”

– Make mini fashion mood boards

– Basic fashion illustration using croquis and stencils

FULL DAY week-long session:

The ultimate fashionable stitching experience! Over the week, we mix things up and students explore how to create their fashion/accessory collection, build and develop their sewing skills and work on some exclusive fabric crafts projects. Each class is 5 hours with a break for lunch.***

Curriculum Highlights:

– Design Concept Creation and Sketching  – students learn to create a mood board, color story, design a logo, and basic fashion illustration techniques

– Explore and learn about reading and following a pattern

– Garment/Accessory Sewing and Fabric Craft Projects **

– A field trip to the garment center to visit and source from some of the most famous fabric and trim shops

– Student presentation – each “summer stitcher” will present their creations to the group at the end of the week


Week 1: Monday, 6/6 – Friday, 6/10

HALF-DAY One Session

7-9 yr olds 9:30AM- 12:30PM

10-13 yr olds 9:30AM-12:30PM

$635 + Materials

Week 2: Monday, 6/13 – Friday, 6/17

HALF DAY   Two Sessions

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

1 PM- 4 PM

$635 + Materials

Week 3: Monday, 6/20 – Friday, 6/24

HALF DAY   Two Sessions

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

1 PM- 4 PM

$635 + Materials

Week 4: Monday, 6/27 – Friday, 7/1

HALF DAY   Two Sessions

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

1 PM- 4 PM

$635 + Materials


Week 1: Monday, 7/18 – Friday, 7/22

ALL DAY   Two Separate Groups

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

10:00 AM- 3 PM

$980 + Materials

Week 2: Monday, 7/25 – Friday, 7/29

ALL DAY   Two Separate Groups

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

10:00 AM- 3 PM

$980 + Materials


Week 1: Monday, 8/15 – Friday, 8/19

HALF DAY   Two Sessions

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

1 PM- 4 PM

$635 + Materials

Week 2: Monday, 8/22– Friday, 8/26

HALF DAY   Two Sessions

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

1 PM- 4 PM

$635 + Materials

Week 3: Monday, 8/29– Friday, 9/2

HALF DAY   Two Sessions

7-9 yr olds/10-13 yr olds

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

1 PM- 4 PM

$635 + Materials

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Class material costs are additional. There must be at least five students to run the class/camp. Class times and ages are subject to change. There are no make-ups for missed sessions for camp. Please send the completed registration form and waiver to ([email protected]) or fax (212-535-6224).

** Specific project details will be announced 4 – 7 days before camp starts. We usually plan for at least one garment, one accessory, and one fabric craft or summer-inspired project is included, but this is based on age, skill level, a mix of students, and program (full or half day).

*** Students should bring their snacks for half-day sessions and lunch for full-day sessions. Please let us know of any food allergies.

Cost:$625 – $975 (Cost of materials NOT included)

Dates: see detailed dates above

Skill Level: some sewing machine experience needed

The Art of Fashion Design

Does your child want to be a fashion designer? Are they curious to know how designers are inspired? What influences them? How do they develop their ideas, transfer them to paper, and eventually down the runway? Pins & Needles is excited to announce its new Art of Fashion Design Class. Students will learn about how designers work to develop a collection – finding their inspiration, creating mood boards, drawing quick fashions using croquis and templates, and some basic fashion sketching techniques. This class meets 6 times for an hour and a half and there may be some work to be done at home in between classes.

Cost:$400 plus materials

Dates:6 Weeks – Tuesdays, 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm – 4/19 – 5/24

Skill Level: All skill levels. (9 – 15 years old)

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2016 Spring Break Sewing & D.I.Y Camp

Will you be in NYC for Spring Break? Join us at Pins & Needles for some sewing, fun, and lots of creativity! Organized by weekly sessions – you can sign your child up for one week or all – projects will vary each week depending on age and skill level (some sewing experience a plus). Curriculum projects will focus on fashion, accessory and home decor sewing, and D.I.Y. Each session is three hours a day for five days with a break. Students should bring their snacks and please notify us of any food allergies.

Week 1: 3/21 – 3/25

Week 2: 3/28 – 4/1

Group 1: (7 – 9 yr olds)

Group 2: (10 – 13-year-olds)

Morning Session: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost:$630 (Cost of Materials NOT Included)

Dates: See detailed dates above.

Skill Level: Experience with a sewing machine is a plus.

Pins & Needles NYC

Address: Lexington Avenue 1045, 10021 New York, United States

Phone: +1 2125356222

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