The Professional Sewing Workshop Solution

This membership is designed as a solution for professionals in our local apparel industry. Sips N Sews offers a professional approach to our Membership Benefits and access to a wide range of industrial sewing machines. . The Specialist Membership empowers your business by providing a cost effective answer to overhead, equipment, supplies and maintenance. Sips N Sews provides that extra operational hand that helps you address the needs of starting, running and growing your fashion focused business in the high energy, yet high cost of San Francisco

Perfect for Etsy owners, Fashion Designers with boutique store fronts, and any other textile focused professional.

No more outrageous rent payments, electric/gas bills, water fees, internet expenses, janitorial costs, repair bills, tool notion purchasing, and getting back the time needed to administrate the overhead of running a workshop. Just one low monthly price gives your business the ability to grow and maximize your profit margins.

The Specialist Studio is a dedicated area located on the mezzanine; includes complete access to the entire 3,500 sq ft sewing studio. All the space you need at a price you can afford.

Industrial Sewing Machines:

Brother DT6-B926 – Feed off the Arm, 2/3 needle, Chain Stitch

Brother DBZ-B737 Exedra – Straight stitch single needle, w/Lockstitch

Juki DDL-555-5 – Straight stitch, single needle

Singer 241-12 – Straight stitch, single needle, Servo

Yamato DCZ 361-CD3 – Overlock/Serger, 2 needle, 5 thread

Lewis Union Special 200-1 – Button Sewing, shank & 2 -4 hole

Reece S2 BH – Buttonholer/Bar Tack stitch

Artisan/Consew CM-500 – Blind Stitch with foot speed control


Notions Nook: Needles, nippers, scissors, pattern paper, tailor’s chalk, rulers, thimbles, pins, interfacing, bias tape, buttons, fasteners, elastic, zippers, grommet/snap presses and dress forms.

Thread Wall: In every color; silk, cotton, nylon and canvas selections.

Cutting & Ironing tables:  11 foot tables and more.

Design Walls: Over 30 Feet of design wall

Partner Discounts:  Discounts at local retailers, legal service professionals, business professionals and local restaurants, plus a preferred resale list that includes local SF retailers who purchase locally.


Community Benefits

Sipping: The “Sips” is a self serve Tea Bar with every type of tea cup/saucer or mug for any mood one is in. The Sipping area is perfect for lunch or a quiet moment to take advantage of the WiFi (included in membership).

PopUp Market: The 1st Thursday of the month from 6 – 9:30, Sips N Sews hosts a PopUp Market. Members sell their wares to the general public. Sips N Sews is a publish stop on the Art Walk map with monthly distribution of 10k . Just another way of promoting your business.

Co-promotion with Sips N Sews to reach a wider demographic. Sips N Sews social media and email lists contain over 2k active users.

Access to experienced Sewists: The Sips N Sews community is full of students enrolled in local fashion design programs, hobbyist with 20+ years of sewing experience and other individual who have extensive hands on sewing experience, these individuals are always eager to lend a hand. Just place a note on the Jobs for Hire board located in the Sipping Area.

Our retail street address and constant business hours makes receiving shipments seamless, just another Specialist Membership perk.

Additional Fees

Education:  All classes available for discounted member rates. Please refer to the individual class for more information.

Storage : Located on-site, semi secured with shelf organization. Multiple sizes to choose from.

For your convenience, access to office equipment such as scanner, copier, printer, library, etc.



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