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Upcoming Event

May 29th - 10am to 4pm

Memorial Day Sewing Camp

Memorial Day Sewing Camp

Great fun for kids 5 and up.

Huge number of projects to choose from for any level.

Beginners welcome!

Registrations required, click the button below to sign up!

Getting Started

New to the Studio?  This is what you need to know!

  • Great for kids 5 and up AND beginning adults

  • Plenty of instructors on staff during ALL open studio hours.  We expect everyone to need assistance and we’re here to help!  The success of the student is our primary goal!

  • All supplies and equipment are included in the hourly rate, bring your own machine if you wish but not at all necessary.

Hourly rates:
3 hours or less $17.50/hour
4 to 6 hours $15/hour
8 to 20 hours 12.50/hour
20 to 40 hours 11.25/hour
40 and up $10/hour

  • Pay as you go or purchase larger packages for a hourly discount.  Hours never expire and can be used for all classes and camps!  Hours are applied to your family account and may be used to bring friends as well.  Time is deducted in exact amount used, down to the second, no rounding.

  • Scheduling is unnecessary unless we’re running a camp program, check calendar, for 7 day a week open studio simply drop in.  For groups of 5 or more scheduling in advance is recommended using the online form.

  • Open Studio and Camp programs operate the same way but we require pre-registration for camp and a minimum stay of 3 hours. Adults are encouraged to come during Open Studio while Kids rule our Camp programs.

  • Drop off recommended; however, waiting area with WiFi is available.

  • Students work at their own pace with individual instruction.  All open studio time is mixed ages often including adult sewers.

  • Recommended class time is 2 hours, camp minimum is 3 hours.  Established students may be able to utilize shorter classes if needed.  There is no maximum, stay as long as you wish!

  • Parking provided in front of the main entrance, additional parking in the middle of the main lot and on North St.

  • We recommend sending kids with a snack or money for the vending machine [each item costs $1]. Please refrain from packing unpeeled oranges as a member of our staff is highly allergic.

We’re open daily for drop-in open studio, new students always welcome at ALL times!

Hours
12pm to 7pm Weekdays
9am to 3:30pm Saturday
10am to 3:30pm Sunday

We’re located at:
161 North St
Newtonville, MA 02460

You can call or text us:
617-213-0344

 

 

General Info

Watch us do a little of our semi-annual machine maintenance!

It takes over an hour to do six machines but you can see what’s involved in just three minutes, fascinating huh! We have 30 machines to do so this is an all day project for us. We keep it fun and that huge pile of machine lint you can see at the end makes it very rewarding! One machine had 3 bobbins and a bobbin cover hidden inside! Awesome!

Pricing Guide

2 Hours – $35
3 Hours -$52
4 Hours – $60
8 Hours – $100
20 Hours – $225
40 Hours – $400

Purchase time as you go or buy a larger block to be used for future visits.  Share time with your entire family and friends if you wish! Camps, Open Studio, and other class activities use the same pricing structure and hours are interchangeable.

Want to sew with us from home?

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Our Story

It’s Not Your Grandma’s Sewing Studio!

(Read on to find out why!)

A Little Background:  Newton Sewing Studio was created in 2012 by Brian (me) who is a bit of a sewing and teaching guru, I was quickly joined by Kye who is our resident creative director.  I love machine mechanics, problem solving and technology. Kye loves learning new skills, fixing things and of course the creative side of the business. Neither of us really enjoy network printer issues but you can’t have it all right? We do both find sharing our skills with growing minds (of all ages) extremely rewarding.

We make an excellent team!

I taught myself to sew after leaving a successful hair salon business I owned in Las Vegas.   I knew early on I wanted to share my love of sewing with as many people as possible, little did I know at the time that would mean owning a sewing studio for kids!  Apparently the key to happiness is not making tons of money, it’s waking up everyday with gratitude and love for what you do!  After all, a happy life is spent one day at a time right?  We feel very lucky to have the sewing studio and do what we do here, it almost never feels like “work” to us.

All of our carefully selected assistant staff are former students of the studio!  Because of this, our whole team has YEARS of experience sewing and working together.

About The Studio:  The studio is open daily (check calendar) for drop-in open studio style classes. Students ages 5 and up enjoy learning while working through projects from basic to advanced. Our drop-in style classes ensure both convenience for parents and the best possible one-on-one instruction for your kids.  Gone are the days of needing to commit to a series of classes and dealing with makeup or “missed” classes.  The studio operates on time, you pay as you go or purchase a package.  Kids sign in and out when they come and go and only the exact time used is deducted from your account.  Keep track of your time useage on your personalized student record which you can access anywhere, anytime.  Most families opt for the 8 hour package which comes out to only $12.50/hour, and that’s with everything included!

All of our sewing projects are specially designed for NSS students using CAD software, making our projects truly unique! Our education content is designed to guarantee success even for the youngest students!

We’re a high tech facility using the newest and best equipment you can find ANYWHERE that’s open to the public, bar none.  I’m serious.  While our focus is mostly kids we enjoy having every possible tool and technique available to our staff and students because, why not?  Afterall we spend every day here, we deserve it!  Adults are always welcome to join us as long as they’re open minded and can appreciate our high energy environment.  Beginning adults will enjoy our accelerated teaching methods designed to get you on your feet as fast as possible.  It’s not unusual for kids and adults to share the studio simultaneously and we think that’s great for everyone!

We’re self taught which means we don’t follow other people’s rules.  We do what works and come up with innovative ways to do what most people struggle with.  Our students enjoy the type of instruction you simply can’t find anywhere else.

Just a few of the unique features you’ll find here include:

We don’t skimp on supplies here at Newton Sewing Studio because that’s no fun for anyone, especially not us!  You’ll be sure to find the exact threads, fabrics, and notions you need for our in-house projects.  If you bring in an outside project idea then you may want to also consider bringing in the fabric and notions you wish to use.  Consult with us and we can help you get just what you need!

Parking at the studio is easy and plentiful in our private lot or on North street. We’re in a semi industrial area that shares our address with an auto mechanic, upholstery shop, an Amazon book reseller, an audio remastering service, and of course the bus company.  This location is bustling almost 24 hours a day and may not be “pretty” but is very safe.

Our studio is located upstairs and is clean, big, bright, and beautiful.  We have our own (very nice) private bathroom and feature a vending machine and drinks you may purchase for $1.  There’s also plentiful shopping in the area so please get some errands done after you drop off the kids!  If you wish stay we have a nice waiting area with wifi access for everyone.

The Mission:  Our constant goal is to cultivate Creativity, Independence, and FUN!  We expect that kids can and will do everything themselves if given the opportunity in a supportive and safe environment.  We allow mistakes to be important learning opportunities for everyone and often including us.  There’s no judgement here and we welcome all kids, especially those who have yet to find their places in this ever fast paced world.  We expect more from kids than most and it’s amazing seeing what they can accomplish, even at five years old.  Sewing is an opportunity for unparalleled self growth and we couldn’t live without it!  In a time when everything is digital it can be challenging finding “non-screen” activities kids actually enjoy.  Sewing captivates the attention and gives kids hands on skills that build young minds in ways not as readily available these days.  We call it “inside out thinking” and it’s some powerful stuff!

What People Are Saying:  Small businesses often live and die by their online reviews written by customers just like you.  It’s challenging knowing that everything we say and do has the opportunity to become a public commentary.  Nobody is perfect but we always strive to provide the best possible service, especially in the most challenging situations. We hope our reviews reflect that!  We encourage you to read ALL the reviews of businesses like ours and make the most informed choice.  If you really want to understand what makes us so special all you need to do is visit any other sewing studio first, then stop by and see us, you’ll understand.  It’s possible that you might like the vibe better elsewhere, that’s great too!  We can’t be everything to everyone and you should always do what makes you happy, we certainly try to!

Hope we’ll see you soon!

-Brian