Our History

Serving DIY lovers in Chicago and beyond

The Needle Shop is Chicago’s oasis for modern independent fabrics and personal, project-based classes in sewing, embroidery, screenprinting, and upholstery.

Founded in 2005 with just one classroom, it has since blossomed into Bucktown’s beloved storefront, school, and online shop with thousands of alumni and customers across the globe. The Needle Shop serves Chicago’s DIY scene; small, independent, and inspiring, it remains one of the few places in the midwest where sewers can get their hands on the beautiful fabrics they’ve seen online.

The shop and school have been featured as favorites in Lucky magazine, Daily Candy, and Metromix. In 2011 The Needle Shop debuted its first line of fabric, the Scandinavian-inspired Outside Oslo.



Design by Jessica Jones | Illustration by Ward Nipper | Coding by Hardage & Hardage
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