Friday, February 4, 2011

Sew by-the-hour

Okay guys, not ready to commit to a sewing machine yet, but think you'd like to try one? Or maybe you want to dive in and take a class? Perhaps you are experienced and want to hang with other sewing enthusiasts... Well, here is a round up of some drop-in sewing studios around the world where you can test drive these babies for as little as $10 an hour. I've only listed a smattering of places so please comment if you know of a sew-by-the-hour studio not listed so I can add it to the post. Happy Trails!

Modern Domestic in Portland Oregon: Sew on the best Berninas. FYI, they have offered sewing classes for men in the past, so check their calendar, and read my interview with owner Lupine Swanson for more sewing inspiration.

PDX Seamsters in Portland Oregon: sew on new Pfaffs and 'vintage' machines, also offers sewing classes for men

The Sewing Studio in Pasadena, California

Sew Now in Lafayette, California: try out Brother Sewing Machines during their open studio hours

Stitch Lab in Austin Texas: check out their Sewing for Guys class

M Avery Designs and Studio in Hoboken, New Jersey

The Victorian Cupboard Sewing Studio in Salem, New Hampshire: sew on Husqvarna/Viking machines

The Workroom in Toronto, Ontario Canada: Various Bernina's and Reliable Dreamstitcher 787 Serger

Homemade in London, England offers The Sewing Cafe: Tea, Cake and Jamone DC 3050s

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