Who are we? 

Emma & Robert Connolly, a husband and wife team, are the proprietors of Uptown Needle & CraftWorks fabric store. We offer sewing notions, vintage & modern quilting fabrics, yarns and handmades as well as creativity workshops in sewing, hand-embroidery, crafting and art. 

Emma and Robert ​Connolly have similar tastes in creative ventures and similar goals in life - to build a community of creative people and offer a place to gather, have fun learning, and offer fun fabrics and supplies, along with workshops to expand experience and knowledge. Emma has a background in ministry and creativity, while Robert's area of expertise is anthropology, museum studies and mentoring. 

Uptown Needle & CraftWorks has been a dream of Emma's for over 30 years. For the past few years, she has designed and constructed a line of children's clothing called French Boundary. One concept she and Robert both hold dear is the idea of creating in community. The goal of the studio is to make space available for sewists, knitters, painters, puppet-makers and other creatives to come and learn and be in community with others. 

Are you a quilter, fiber artist, painter or other talented creative? We'd love to meet you and discuss how you can become one of our class instructors. Call us at 504-302-9434, stop by the shop, or email us at info@uptowncraftworks.com.

Sewing Patterns:
We stock Colette Patterns, the patterns that teach! You will love the vintage look and the detailed instructions of Colette Patterns.

​We have Tina Givens patterns, made for linens!

A Creative


4610 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70115

      (504) 302-9434

​Hours: Mon - Sat 9am-5pm. Closed on Sundays.

​​Uptown Needle
& CraftWorks