Your Personal Sewing Studio Solution
Our studio provides you with the necessities needed for any sewing projects, including machines, thread, scissors, cutting tables and much more.
New Store Location! 1167 Sutter Street
We are thrilled to announce that Sips N Sews is moving into a better studio with more natural light and an increased work space. The best part is that the new location is right across the street at 1167 Sutter Street, the old pawn shop! Keep an eye out for updates and more information about our Grand Opening Event!
Sewing Classes
Sips N Sews Offers a variety of sewing classes open to members on nonmembers. We offer Beginners Sewing classes for those new to sewing, technique and project classes for more experienced sewists, and quilting and pattern-making classes as well.

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About Sips N Sews

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 sofas and 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 consign your creations in the studio’s public-facing retail shop, and an endless selection of specialty teas, Sips N Sews is your personal sewing studio solution.

Membership Info

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 basic sewing classes are included in every membership.

Sips N Sews offers 4 types of memberships

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 start a sewing hobby, you need inspiration and want to feed off the creativity in a sewing community.

Students – If you have a student ID, you’re in. Enjoy a discounted Student rate.

Seniors – Your experience and knowledge is the backbone of our entire community. You bring creative talents that will benefit anyone who see your projects and all who you talk with. Enjoy a Senior discounted rate.

Specialist – You are a professional who needs access to dedicated equipped sewing area for daily or weekly use.

Come into the shop to Register for Membership. Click here to see Membership Benefits.


Other Charges:

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 okay are okay. Education and Notion’s Nook not included, an additional $10 for unlimited access to notions.

Locker Room Cubbies – Monthly: For $15 a month, you will recieve your own containment for your fabric or sewing projects (12″ cubed locker).

Private Studio RentalDaily: For $65 a day, rent your own private studio with machine and workspace. Minimum one day maximum five day rental.



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, Viking, Bernina, Pfaff, Estane, White and Baby Lock, straight stitch, sergers, heavy duty and blind stitch. Also available are vintage machines for those who want a more nostalgic experience. 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.


Pressure Feet: We also have any type of pressure foot you may need for any sewing project. These include appliques, blind hems, button, button holers, 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.


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.


Library: Our well stocked library has books, magazines, and templates on a variety of sewing topics for your reference. Enjoy current issues of popular sewing magazines.


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.

Sips N Sews provides a place to enjoy a cup of tea while being inspired by others

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.

We encourage you to take advantage of the scrap and upcycle bins


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, elastic, velcro, and more. The Notion’s Nook carries a complete supply of tool, structural, and decorative notions

notions nook

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.

Our cutting tables are made of natural Quartz and are perfect for ironing or cutting patterns or fabric.
Our cutting tables are made of natural Quartz and are perfect for ironing or cutting patterns or fabric.



Need a little extra spending money! Sips N Sews offers all members the ability to consignment their one of a kind creations for sale to the public. Consignment is designed to give members the ability to sell their one of a kind creations to the public. Our focus is to display creative and trendy projects that make Sips N Sews the “go to” for unique gifts.

The retail storefront is located on a high traffic street. We encourage you to use the patterns available for shopping totes, dog beds, and other high demand products. Retail display space is limited, we want to sell the best and most unique items in San Francisco. OUr consignment fees are the lowest in San Francisco. Call today if you have a product that is uses fabric as the medium. The consignment area is open to the public.






Scissor Sharpening Service

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.