Sips N Sews provides a One Stop Shop of all the necessities needed for any sewing project, including machines, thread, scissors, cutting tables and much more, at one low monthly price. This environment brings all sewists of any creative or experience level together in an open environment in a 3,500 square foot space, to be motivated and productive. Sips N Sews encourages sewing while eliminating the overwhelming cost and need for space, equipment and notions required in maintaining a sewing hobby or business.
To be a successful member, all you need is a desire or need to sew and the fabric you want to create with. The fully stocked Notions Nook and Thread Wall provides you with everything else. Before you know it, your sewing project is completed.
Our classroom offers the perfect setting for learning new techiques and expanding your sewing skill set. Our instructors are obsessed with teaching unique and trendy projects. Most of our classes include all required notions, and machine usage.
The ‘Sips’ part encourages a relaxing and social environment, one begins with preparing a cup of tea from a vast collection of cups and teas, then finds their perfect spot on cozy rocking chairs. One can also dive into the library, it is packed with current magazine subscriptions, how to books, project idea, pattern books, quilting patterns, fabric and color charts, everything you need to expand your sewing knowledge or inspire the next project.
With unlimited access to a wide range of sewing machines, a vast array of supplies, access to technique classes and project tutorials, the ability to sell your creations at the 1st Thursday of the month PopUp Shop, and an endless selection of specialty teas, Sips N Sews is your personal sewing studio solution.
Here at Sips N Sews, you will experience a fun and friendly environment to grow, explore, and experiment with your love of sewing. As a member, you have access to all that our facility has to offer. Our studio floor is 3,500 square feet and membership includes unlimited machine usage.
Machines: A wide range of manufacture brands such as Janome, Juki, Singer, Pfaff, Estane, Consew, White and Baby Lock, straight stitch, sergers, heavy duty and blind stitch. We have a variety of over 50 different sewing machines here available for your access. These machines include straight stitch, sergers, industrial, embroiderers, quilters, and cover and blind stitch. View our Equipment in more detail here.
Presser Feet: We also have any type of pressure foot you may need for any sewing project. These include appliques, blind hems, button, buttonhole, cording, darning, invisible zippers, leather dyes, over edge foot, pintuck, piping, quilting seam foots, quilting guides, rolled hems, ruffler, walking foot, straight stitch, zigzag, and zipper. View our Equipment in more detail here.
Cutting Tables: The tabletops made from natural Quartz are perfect for ironing and cutting. In the area you can also find irons, fabric weights, and tailors chalk for your usage.Large table is 5×8, medium table is 2×3 and there are also small sizes, perfect for almost any size project you can think up.
Self-Serve Tea Bar: Last but not least, the “Sips” part. Choose your mug or teacup with saucer from our eclectic collection. Pick your favorite flavor of tea and enjoy on one of our plush sofas or chairs in the Sipping area, while pinning your next project.
Scrap and Upcycle Bins: We encourage you to take advantage of the scrap and upcycle bins for your personal sewing projects, as well as encourage you to donate all your scrap fabric or unused clothing.
Sips N Sews offers four different types of memberships, with discounts for students and seniors, and a special Day pass. Membership Benefits: include unlimited use of studio space, machines, notions, patterns, reference library, self-serve tea bar, and sewing class discounts.
Sewists – You love to sew or you think you’ll love to sew. You do not have any space for a sewing room in your home. You don’t want to invest in all the equipment needed to create projects or to start a sewing hobby, you need inspiration and want to feed off the creativity in a sewing community.
Students – If you have a valid student ID, you’re in. Enjoy a discounted Student rate. Great for fashion design students in need of homework or project work space, learning a new skill, or supporting your sewing hobby.
Seniors – Your experience and knowledge is the backbone of our entire community. This membership has been specially designed for sewists over 60 years young. You bring creative talents that will benefit anyone who see your projects and all who you talk with. Enjoy a Senior discounted rate.
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Day Pass – Not ready for a full membership? Only need the studio for a day or two? Sips N Sews offers a Studio Day Pass for only $25. This includes unlimited access to machines, cutting tables, irons, and self-serve tea bar. In and outs are okay. Education and Notion’s Nook not included, an additional $10 for unlimited access to notions.
Locker Cubbies – Monthly: $20 a month, keep your current sewing projects at the studio, and available for any visit. Bring a lock and store your projects securely. Cubbies are 12 x 12 x 18, room for 6 or more yards of fabric.
Our Sewing Classes are designed to guide and educate individuals from the very beginning of machine operation to the most advanced sewing techniques. Class are open to all. Sips N Sews Members are given priority reservation and discounts on class fees.
Make sure to check out our Events Calendar to book your next class.
Keep an eye on the events calendar for project classes that are seasonal and themed.
Gift giving – Sewing Style: This project class can include quillows, naptime totes, baby blankets, bibs, aprons, hats, scarves, include throw pillows, curtains, dish towels, throws, appliance covers, table runners, and placemats with napkins. This class will not be limited to this list, students or members are welcome to request specific projects. Holidays will also influence the projects taught.
Father N Kid for Mom’s Day: This project class will provide an easy put together item that Fathers can work with children to create a custom gift for Mother’s Day.
Fan Gear: This class creates custom MLB such as, scarves, hats, purses, bags, backpacks, blankets, ponchos, shirts, pants and seat cushions. This is specifically generated for the City’s sports teams San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49’ers. * Fabric is not included, you must bring your franchise approved logo fabric to class *
Valentine’s Day: These project class will guide members to completion of items that are associated with Valentine’s Day such as Heart shaped pillows, boxers, robes, wraps, scarves, hats, bags.
Halloween: This project class will be directed toward decorations such as wall hangs, trick or treat bags, flags, table linens, bathroom decorations.
Thanksgiving: This project class will concentrate on table decorations.
Christmas Holiday: These project classes will guide member through completion of custom table linens, ornaments, gifts, tree skirts, wine bottle bags and other Christmas items.
Notions Nook: We’ve got everything you need to complete any basic sewing project. The Notion’s Nook has a wide assortment of tools, structural and decorative notions that are available for free to members. These notions include needles, nippers, scissors, measuring tapes, thimbles, pins, yard sticks, pincushions, interfacing, bias tape, quilting templates, buttons, elastic, zippers, hem facing, lace, lingerie elastic, dress forms, decorative trim, seam rippers, fabric markers, snaps, hooks and eyes, iron ons, velcro, and more.
Spend some time in The Notion’s Nook find out how wonderful a complete supply of tool, structural, and decorative notions can be.
Thread: Our giant thread wall contains thread in every color, including silk, cotton, nylon, and canvas selections.
Patterns: Please feel free to use patterns underneath the main cutting table. Let us know if there is a specific URL you would like downloaded and printed. We encourage members to use pattern paper or wax paper located in the Notion’s Nook for custom creations. Our pattern cabinet contains over 100 patterns such as totes, dog beds, scarves, vests, aprons, and much more.
Sips N Sews offers an onsite scissor sharpening service. Our experienced technician uses the Tomek Sharpening System.
Tomek equipment is renowned for its water cooled process that creates tighter beveled and edge angles.
Sharpening services include scissors, shears,and blades of all sorts.
Drop off hours are available.