It’s Sew Cool

Learning how to sew never goes out of style. Crafty kids can get their stitch on at these local NoVA venues offering fun, modern birthday parties.

By Micaela Williamson

little girl sewing machine
Photo courtesy of Alexey Losevich/

Cupcakes and Lace

Break the mold with a birthday party from Cupcakes and Lace. They will come to your location or secure a location at a local community center in Chantilly. Choose from a variety of fun themes such as Fab Fashionistas, Creative Creatures Stuffed Animals and 18-inch Doll Accessories. All parties are approximately two hours.


Crafty Stitches
1604 Village Market Blvd.
Leesburg, 20175

Celebrate with an all-inclusive birthday party where kids can choose between creating a book tote or fashion skirt. No experience is necessary, and the knowledgeable staff will teach the attendees everything, including how to use a sewing machine. Parties run about 90 minutes (about 75 minutes of sewing project with time for cupcakes and juice afterwards.)


Sew Lab
1315 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, 22301

Host an intimate (limited to six children) party at Sew Lab, and everyone gets special attention. Each child receives a sewing machine lesson and creates a fun project to take home. Themes can be tailored to the interest and age of the birthday child. Parties take place on weekends and last for approximately 2.5 hours, including time for the lesson, project, and celebrating.


Sew Magarbo
20937 Ashburn Road, Suite #150
Ashburn, 20147

This studio is well known for its popular classes, but they also offer custom birthday party packages based on individual interests, ages and the size of the group. Kids get their own, hands-on sewing lesson and a special keepsake to take home. The American Girl Doll Sewing Party Theme remains the most popular, and specialty cake/cupcake options are available to add something sweet to this hassle-free party.


Courtesy of Tiffany Brown, Mamaratzy Photography

Micaela Williamson is a co-author of local travel guide, Kid Trips Northern Virginia, an extraordinary resource that provides descriptions, useful information and insider tips for hundreds of local destinations. Micaela is also an award winning blogger who enjoys supporting area businesses and scouting out family-friendly venues with her two young sons.