You’ve NEVER experienced sewing like this.

The Sips N Sews sewing experience is a true one of a kind San Francisco experience.



Our “One Stop Shop” provides you with the necessities needed for many sewing projects,  including machines, thread, scissors, cutting tables and much more at one monthly price. Just 2 visits a month can will offset the cost of your membership.



With unlimited access to a wide range of sewing machines, a vast array of supplies, discounts to all levels of technique and project classes,  an endless selection of specialty teas, free WiFI, wireless device charging station, and many more unique perks, that you can only find at Sips N Sews.


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, one of our many Membership Benefits, 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.


The fully stocked Notions Wall  is a sewist paradise. The tool notions include everything you have in your tool kit plus so much more like an expanding sewing gauge, 49 different presser feet, pattern paper, threaders, & grommet presses.  The structural notions selections include hundreds of zippers with metal/plastic teeth, 1000’s buttons, multiple weights of interfacing, dozens of elastics, hooks/eyes and much more. Our Thread selection begins with rainbow colors and doesn’t end.

We didn’t forget about Quilters, we have Quilting templates of all shapes and sizes.


Our classes offer the perfect setting for learning new techniques, and with the always changing list of Classes, you always have access to something new to learn. Our Instructors are obsessed with teaching unique and trendy projects. Most of our classes include all required notions, and machine usage.

Our studio offers an unique environment for special events, think  Birthdays, Wedding showers, anniversaries, Meet ups, reunions, or any gathering your imagination can come up with. Whether you need an activity to entertain your group or just a place to gather in, consider our studio.

For more information, follow this link to our MEET UPS page.



December 2014, Sips N Sews, Inc., opened it’s doors to provide the sewists of San Francisco and the Bay Area a place to develop and exercise their creativity in sewing. Our goal was to create a community that puts sewing skills back on the list of life experiences. The Studio is doing this by eliminating the overwhelming need of effort, space and expense required in maintaining a sewing hobby or profession. We are promoting and growing the industry of sewing in our community.

For Tammy Gustin, founder of Sips N Sews, sewing has always been her favorite hobby. While working in the tech industry, she turned to sewing as a stress reliever. One day while downtown San Francisco, she stopped in a local downtown cafe to enjoy a cup of coffee, when she saw three students in the cafe who were using sewing machines. Seeing anything sewing, she approached and engaged, she found out they were students enrolled in local fashion design programs. Each one had a different story about what and how they ended up doing homework that the cafe. All the stories had one thing in common, NO SPACE, whether it was school lab was booked, too many roommates, or simply no space to dedicate to sewing. The stories are etched forever in her memory.

The lack of creative space in San Francisco has always been an issue, for a sewist it has been extremely hard to find. She also noticed that Lifetime’s “Project Runway” show has been influencing people who have never touched a sewing machine to want to learn how to sew, proving that even beginners could be drawn to a space that offers support in getting started, and so Sips N Sews was created.


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