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Sewing, Knitting, and Crochet Classes For Beginners

Getting started with sewing, knitting, or crochet can be overwhelming. To set yourself up for success, consider taking a beginner’s class to kick-start your crafting journey!

What an excellent resource for creative and prospective creative types. Brian does excellent classes for kids and adults. Our daughter (age 6) started in...

September 15, 2021

If you want a wonderful place to relearn to sew (as I did since I just retired) or just begin learning the craft, this is the place for you. Both the owner, Brian, and his helper, Kye, couldn't be nicer or more skilled at both sewing and teaching. I have made an outfit for my grandson & granddaughter and they both came out great. While there, I have observed really terrific children's classes. And to top it all off, the prices are very reasonable!

February 12, 2019
Conor McCarron

This was a great adult class - I took it with Abra, an excellent instructor. The pace was perfect, I felt like I was learning as I was doing, and I left the class with a nice looking tote bag I can use for both holding things and impressing my friends.

August 8, 2023

What a great place! I'm really surprised at the level if expertise, the attention, and what this place offers. Really great.

April 29, 2023
Brooke Bonenfant

This was my second class with with Abra, I did sewing 101 with her before and made a pillow. I enjoyed both classes very much! I didn’t get to finish my tote (I’m a bit of a perfectionist and work slowly) so I booked an open studio session to complete my tote! I’m very excited to take all the other adult classes they offer and learn more!

April 9, 2023
Liz Bobby

I loved my introductory class with Aubra. I have not sewn since 8th grade (does that even count?) and was starting very much from scratch. The studio is warm and welcoming, well-organized, and super well stocked with fabric and all things sewing. Aubra was a patient, kind, and clear teacher who walked me through the pillow project in very logical stages. I learned so much in a short time and loved the relaxing, creative, encouraging environment of the studio. I'm looking forward to my next class.

March 8, 2024

My daughter (age 9) has been a part of this studio for 2 years now and loves it. It's a fun relaxed environment. Lots of creativity flowing. The classroom is bright and a very welcoming and friendly environment.

June 6, 2015

Yesterday I attended a beginners class and Brian and Sophie helped me sew an awesome stuffed dinosaur and pillow. I came in knowing nothing about sewing and they walked me through all the steps of the sewing process as well as provided all the sewing necessities. I was amazed at the wall of different fabric in any possible color/pattern combination one could need. The space was beautifully laid out, welcoming, and spacious. I will definitely be coming back for more sewing classes as Brian, the owner expressed to me that we he could instruct me on how to sew pants, shirts, curtains, or any article of clothing I may want. So glad I found Newton Sewing Studio and I will definitely be back for more.

October 18, 2012
Angela Jorge

I had a great class with Sarah and was so excited with the final product! This was only my second ever sewing class but I learned a lot and was able to take home the practice zipper we made together so I can remember how to recreate the pillow at home. So great to have a project to be able to easily make at home again.

October 31, 2023

Went in for a sewing Machine 101 session and left empowered. Abra is a fantastic instructor - pleasant and patient! The space is a well designed, creative, fun space. Lots of parking.

February 3, 2024
Sera Congi

My thanks to Nancy! Her guidance helped me create a lovely tote bag and build more sewing skills. Looking forward to my next class.

March 28, 2024

I had the absolute joy of taking one of Brian’s adult sewing classes this afternoon and have already signed up for my next class! I’m a gal in my late twenties looking to make my own clothes (but a total beginner when it comes to sewing), and I feel I couldn’t have found a more patient, friendly, knowledgeable teacher than Brian. I lugged a massive bag of sewing supplies with me but quickly learned that was unnecessary as Brian has everything you could ever need at the studio (fabric, machines, patterns, you name it). It’s clear that everyone (kids and adults alike) who enters that studio is immediately made to feel at home, and can throw their cares out the window and just have fun. I truly could not recommend the Newton Sewing Studio enough. From the reasonable class prices, to the easy online booking process, to the friendly staff- do yourself a favor and check it out!

January 21, 2022

I am a young entrepreneur and needed help learning to sew as part of the development of a new product. Brian and the team at Newton Sewing Studio were beyond helpful in helping me learn to sew, understand processes, and ultimately have been integral in my efforts moving forward. While working there, i saw numerous families come into the studio to learn and practice sewing. I was blown away by how good the NSS team was with the children and impressed with their ability to create a fun, friendly environment. I would recommend the Newton Sewing Studio to any parent looking for a fun after-school or summer activity for their kids.

August 2, 2013
Elizabeth Birle

Great sewing classes! I had Abra for both my classes and she is really knowledgeable and a great teacher. You can begin working independently fairly quickly and everyone in the studio has a really relaxed & friendly vibe

September 1, 2023
Deb Fitzgerald

Im beginning a new project and Nancy has been terrific in giving me step by step instructions so I can work on my own until the next phase . I never feel rushed and I can go at my pace knowing I’ve got help if needed . It makes for a very satisfying and fulfilling experience! Deb F

November 3, 2023
teresa sullivan

This is my second class with Abra. She is very knowledgeable and patient. I have enjoyed both classes. I am signing up for more classes.

May 12, 2024
Veena Gokhale

I recently purchased a Brother 1634DX serger and needed help with learning this macine as I have 0 experience with a serger. Brian instructed me for over an hour and asked me to thread the seger by myself at the end of the class. I was in disbelieve as at the beginning of the class I was completely intimidated to even touch the machine but at the end of the class I was able to thread it and try out various settings. I still need to practice but now I know that the serger will not be just sitting in a box. He also sent me home with a book 'Serger Secrets' to read and review . It explains the capabilities of a serger from beginner to expert level projects. He also suggested a place to go to purchase reasonably priced serger threads. I am so thankful for a class with him.

October 9, 2023
Galen Okoniewski

Brian and staff were awesome to work with. They were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable on every project I've worked on. I highly recommend coming in!

April 17, 2023
Hope Kercher

I love the open studio time to work on a variety of projects with the team. I'm working on dresses, bags, shirts...from new fabrics and repurposing things I have. Having access to all the tools and advice is great as I'm still learning.

June 27, 2023

I took the adult sewing class. It was great! The teacher was so friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this class.

November 17, 2023

I have been to the camp several times now, and I have always had an incredible experience. I came here after having a bad time at Hipstich. The people are incredible, the place is cozy, the projects are adorable, the prices are extremely reasonable, and the materials are quality. You can even plan your own projects! Great place for summer camp, parties, and after school.

April 6, 2020
Marilena Currey

Fantastic to get guidance on a project. So great. Thank you!!

December 24, 2023
Taylor Smith

I booked this class because I was having trouble working with a pattern for the first time. The studio was stocked with everything I needed, including an iron and rotary cutter, as well as plenty of space to spread out my pieces. Abra was super patient and helpful in deciphering the pattern. And the studio space was so peaceful and relaxing! I will definitely be back as I progress through this project. Well worth it.

August 18, 2023
Christopher Moreau

Guidance from Sarah made the project very easy - lots of helpful advice and tricks learned along the way to feel confident doing it on my own at home.

January 4, 2024

We love the Newton Sewing Studio! Both my kids enjoy it. Brian has created a fun, inclusive, cool place for kids to learn and be creative. Whatever a kids interest, comfort level, or confidence is, Brian and his team will meet them where they are and they will be sewing/creating right out of the gate. I can't say enough how awesome the sewing studio is and how grateful we are to have it close by 🙂

September 12, 2023

I'm a self-taught sewist and recently started my first tissue pattern. I ran into a whole host of issues that I couldn't figure my way through. Found this...

April 3, 2024

Nancy was so kind and helpful. I really enjoyed myself and look forward to returning for more sewing project help!

October 18, 2023

Brian is the best! He can fix machine problems in a jiffy. I can't wait to get back in person and start sewing again. Brian is a real "can do" person and...

January 24, 2023
Halley Shefler

Nancy is fantastic! I used to sew a bit but now really want to fully understand what I am doing. The only problem is I don’t want to leave! Thank you Nancy for teaching me with the ultimate patience!

March 27, 2024
Nicole Payton

Nancy was amazing. 10/10!

October 12, 2023

My daughter has been taking sewing classes for years (and has attended a few camps). She always looks forward to going. She has learned an amazing amount and has been given a lot of freedom to make things of her own choosing. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly. Nothing but good things to say!

February 14, 2024
Dominique Harz Fresno

I took my daughter for the first sewing class of her life. She had so much fun! Brian was great teaching and guiding her through the project. I was surprised when she came back home with a cushion!! I would definitely recommend it.

May 5, 2024

Awesome place to learn how to sew. If your an adult or child Newton Sewing Studio makes learning to sew easy and fun in a warm and welcoming environment. Staff is so warm and friendly. Definitely give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

August 9, 2023

I had my first lesson today with Nancy. I had such a great time learning how to sew a pillow. This was the first time I ever touched a sewing machine. Nancy was very patient and is very knowledgeable. Already booked two more sessions.

July 7, 2023
Bella Strollo

I really enjoyed the knitting / crochet class with Linda at Newton Sewing Studio! I chose to focus just on crocheting, and I feel like I made a ton of progress with the fundamentals. Youtube videos just aren't gonna cut it when it comes to crochet. You need somebody to help you as you get started, and this class is perfect for that! I'm definitely planning to come back. Thanks Linda!! You were a wonderful teacher and very fun to hang out and learn with 🙂

March 1, 2024
Greg Lichniak

This is another great class taught by Abra. You should consider taking this great class to learn new skills to use for future projects. The class was well paced and relaxed.

April 7, 2024

This was my first adult sewing class and I loved it! Sarah my instructor was so patient and knowledgeable which allowed me to have the confidence to make my...

August 9, 2023

My 6 year-old daughter went to her first class here yesterday, and promptly requested that we send her for two back-to-back sessions today (which we have booked)! The joy on her face (and the awesome pillow that she made all by herself) were well worth the per-class price (which includes materials). I swear, she has told us more about her one sewing class than about her entire school year combined. I love this place. And if you have questions, pick up the phone and call them -- Brian couldn't be nicer.

April 1, 2021

Didn't go here, but I called in with a question about pattern sizing and they immediately helped me out. Didn't hesitate to answer a non paying strangers question.

July 27, 2017
Philip Jacobsen

Over the course of many sessions worked with Brian on learning how to sew pants, from taking measurements to finishing touches. A delight to work with and very knowledgeable on techniques, fabrics and machines.

April 17, 2023

My daughter had her 8th birthday party here and had a blast. We'd been to the studio before for Summer camp and school vacation so we knew Brian, the owner, ran a superb operation but doing the party there solidified that for us. Brian and his team were friendly, accommodating and the kids all made amazing pillows that they were proud of.

February 2, 2020

My daughter and I took a beginners class together and it was great. The staff was patient and friendly, the space is cozy and colorful, and we walked away...

March 25, 2023

My daughter had never sewn a stitch before, and left having made a pillow of which she is very proud! As a result, she has asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. The instructors were AMAZINGLY patient, and able to juggle many students. We will definitely come back.

November 22, 2014

Brian was great and was able to answer my questions. He helped me with the specific things I needed. Thank you!

June 17, 2024
Rose Arruda

5 Stars! Made a beautiful bag with my teacher Nancy (she is terrific!). Great instruction and so relaxing, only my 2nd item I have sewn! Can’t wait to take my next class!

May 1, 2024
Ellie Dangla

My daughter had a great time at the intro to Sewing class for kids with Abra. She was proud of her work, learned new skills, met other kids and asked when she could go back for another class!

May 19, 2024
Deborah Clark

I am new to sewing and have now had numerous classes with Sarah and Nancy. They are both highly skilled and have great instruction techniques. They are also very patient as instructors. Nancy recently taught me how to sew invisible zippers and, while I am not yet expert, the results were excellent. I hope to continue refining my skills at Newton Sewing Knitting and Crochet Studio.

February 25, 2024
tiffany xie

Self-taught sewist starting my first tissue pattern, ran into a lot of problems (how to attach two curved pieces together? how to mark notches on fabric? what was this step even telling me to do? etc.) and decided to try this class out. Sarah not only helped me figure all those issues out, but also made sure to spend the last few minutes of our class running through the rest of the instructions with me to make sure I was set up for success. She was friendly, patient, and most importantly, did a great job of explaining everything I was confused about. Don't look forward to getting frustrated by a pattern again, but when I inevitably do, I'm very thankful to know Newton Sewing Studio is there for me! Tissue patterns are intimidating stuff.

April 4, 2024

My daughter had her 8th birthday party here. Brian, the owner, and his team of incredibly capable and patient assistants were on hand to direct the project, break down the steps properly, and infuse fun into it all. The studio is bright, warm and inviting. The kids all made beautiful pillows that they were proud of - even the ones who had never sewed before. Working w/Brian to set up the party was easy and he was really open to my daughter's idea with adding a bit of a twist in the pillow production process. All in all, we were so delighted with the experience and would highly recommend this studio to friends.

February 2, 2020
Margo Ready

My daughter Olivia loves Abra! She learned a lot and gained lots of confidence😁 I would highly recommend Newton Sewing Studio! Super Happy! 10 stars!

April 30, 2023
Hope Kercher

This was a fun class and Abra made it easy to jump back in after being away from sewing for a while. I feel more confident in doing more challenging projects. AND I love my new bag! I recommend this studio and class.

May 9, 2023
Elisa Chan

5 STAR CLASS! Linda is an excellent teacher, patient and willing to repeat steps multiple times. I was in class with a beginner and I know how to crochet but needed help in starting my afghan. Linda easily transitioned between both of us and gave us the attention we needed to feel confident in working independently. Linda is pleasant and truly interested in making sure we enjoy our learning with her as she shares her love of crocheting. I intend to take more classes with her and want her to teach me how to knit!

April 6, 2024
Victoria Walton

The Introductory Class for Adults is a great course to start learning how to sew or to refresh your beginner knowledge. Sarah is patient and gives great directions. There is plenty of time in the class for individual attention and you walk out with a fully finished project. I'm looking forward to my next class and am already recruiting friends to join me!

April 5, 2024

I am so thrilled to have found the Newton Sewing Studio! My daughter Riley has learned so much from Brian and his team there, all while taking advantage of flexible studio options that fit our crazy schedule. Brian and the other instructors are patient and kind, yet really push the kids to figure out how to make their projects come together properly. My daughter is only 8 years old, but is now able to SAFELY and properly use a sewing machine. Also, the ability to purchase "hours" and come to open studio time is fantastic, as we live 35 minutes away and cannot commit to a weekly set schedule as is required by other sewing studios around my area. I highly recommend Newton Sewing Studio!!

November 19, 2014

I've been looking to expand my creative adventures and I am so lucky to have happened across the studio! Brian and Chester offer the most welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults alike!

October 1, 2019

I wanted to learn how to take an oversized men’s shirt and make it fit me. Abra was extremely helpful and explained all the necessary steps. The environment is great- low key and very friendly. I’ve booked another class for next weekend- it’s time i learn how to sew in a zipper!

August 6, 2023
Matt Walczak

My daughter has been going to classes at NSS for about a year, and I think her recent doll sweatshirt is a perfect example of how far she's come. It's amazing to think that my 8-year-old made this herself, and I'm excited to see what's next!

February 28, 2024
Sarah Forster

This review is from Lily, who attends kids crochet with Linda on Saturdays. It's very quiet and calm and relaxing. And it's not like other art places where it's too busy with too many colors. It's very relaxing especially after a long week of school. Linda is very nice and we make good projects. And you can also just chat. You should really take this class and adults can take classes too. But crochet has it's own room. The only bad thing about this place is that the bathroom has a funny lock on the door. Everyone should learn to crochet because it's relaxing.

March 3, 2024
Josh Mulready

Abra was a great instructor and she taught me new skills that I can bring forward to the middle school makers classes I teach. I look forward to taking the next class with her.

July 7, 2023
Zoe F

Abra is an amazing instructor! She has so much knowledge and is very patient in helping people. There are many different classes and sewing machines. There is also a lot of creative energy for independent projects. I am planning on going back for more classes soon. Check this place out!

April 16, 2023

I am new to sewing and have now had numerous classes with Sarah and Nancy. They are both highly skilled and have great instruction techniques. They are also very patient as instructors. Nancy recently taught me how to sew invisible zippers and, while I am not yet expert, the results were excellent. I hope to continue refining my skills at Newton Sewing Knitting and Crochet Studio.

February 22, 2024
Daphne Goldfinch

I had such a lovely time making my pillow! Abra was an excellent instructor

March 29, 2024
Phyllis Frothingham

I have been looking for a sewing group for 3 years and finally found Newton Sewing Studio. From the first session it felt like I was getting together with friends. Brian is interested in what everyone is working on, offers suggestions, answer questions and keeps the atmosphere fun and relaxed. He is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to each session.

April 15, 2023

This studio is awesome. Abra is an amazing instructor! She has so much knowledge and is very patient helping people. There are many different classes and...

April 16, 2023

Terrific place. Last year, my middle school daughter and I started going here, to have something to do together. We both enjoyed it - and I learned enough to make living room curtains and lots of funky bags for gifts. They have projects available, and are equally willing to figure out how to make other ideas work. Brian even showed me how to fix my friend's sewing machine.

November 18, 2014
Eliza Grisanti

Abra was such a welcoming teacher. I'm in my twenties and have always wanted to learn how to sew but have never touched a machine. I signed up for Sewing Machine 101 instead of the Sewing 101 class because I have experience hand sewing and I wanted to jump into more individual instruction with the machines. I was a little anxious going in with 0 experience on a machine, but Abra made me feel right at home. We went through the basics of the machine, its settings, how to use it, and the differences between machines. She answered all of my (many) questions and encouraged me to ask more. I could not have asked for a better first sewing experience! I will certainly be back to Newton Sewing Studio soon, hopefully to make my first tote bag! I highly recommend this class to anyone looking to get into sewing on a machine, no matter your experience level.

November 6, 2023
Matthew Walczak

My daughter and I took a beginners class together and it was great. The staff was patient and friendly, the space is cozy and colorful, and we walked away with new skills. Definitely recommended, and we'll be going back.

April 21, 2023

Abra is really kind, patient, and helpful! I came to Newton Sewing Studio never having sewn in my life. She has taught me a great deal and lots of tips and tricks.

April 28, 2024

Had such a great experience working here! Brian is really welcoming and helpful. I had no prior screen printing experience before going into the studio. However, I left not only with some killer tank-tops, but also the technical know-how to make some more in the future!

January 7, 2020

I had my first sewing lesson with Nancy today. I had such a great time learning how to sew a pillow. This was the first time I ever touched a sewing machine. Nancy was very patient and kind. Already booked two more sessions with her.

July 8, 2023
Cindy Brenner

The small class size was perfect for me and there was plenty of individual attention and guidance. I was amazed as a total beginner that I walked out of class with a finished project that I'm proud of! Thanks Newton Sewing Studio!

January 30, 2023

This is a wonderfully organized and calm sewing studio. The atmosphere is conducive to learning, organization and creativity. I love it, my children love it and the supplies are fabulous and plentiful. Good for -parent and child classes -birthday parties -adults who want to learn how to sew

February 19, 2018
Angelica Garcia

My daughter made a doll backpack. Even though it was very small, the details were impressive. I love that she s always so proud of everything she makes because she makes it all herself. She really enjoyed this class and she is happy to have an accessory for her doll made by her.

April 4, 2024

Nancy was an excellent instructor. The class was relaxed, and Nancy was very clear in instructions and demonstration of each step. I am a novice at sewing and she made the process fun. This was my second class at the Newton Sewing Studio (Sarah was also excellent) and have signed up for another class. Thank you!

October 12, 2023
Kelly G

So great! I learned so much from Linda! I’ll be back with friends. Kelly

April 12, 2024
Alison von Rohr

Open Studio time is amazing! Brian is not only knowledgeable, but incredibly willing to share information and answer all the questions you have. It was a really calm working environment - I can't wait to go back!

April 10, 2023

My 7-year-old daughter has spent several afternoons here making wonderful creatures. Her little brother was jealous, so I joined her yesterday and make something for him. I've been sewing since I was a kid, but nowadays, I never have the time to gather all the bits and pieces to make a pillowcase, much less a stuffed animal. What a great find this was, then. Everything I needed was right there. Brian and the instructors really helped me through the process of making my first stuffed animal. My daughter and I spent a lovely afternoon together, and her brother thinks my animal came from a store! Will be returning here to make my next baby gift.

November 24, 2016
Jackie Wolf

I recently picked up quilting again for the first time since college and needed to learn how to hand-finish a quilt. Sarah crafted our lesson around my questions & goals. She let me practice and suggested materials I could purchase online to make my project easier. I was able to try any tools available at the studio, which was very helpful. Sarah also noticed potential difficulties with binding my pinned quilts - which is a process for which I could use help. After my quilts are finished, I'm heading back to Newton Sewing Studio for another lesson with Sarah! The techniques I'm learning and tools I used will help me refine my technique!

April 15, 2024