Come Sew

A Drop-In Sewing Studio

providing sewing machines, scissors, rotory-scissors, cutting tables, notions, pins, sewing kits and instruction

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810 Water Street #2, Port Townsend
(right above GETABLES)

Phone: 360 344-2079

Wednesday thru Saturday
1PM - 5PM
or by appointment

ComeSew - Reopening Hours

Sew-A-Long

Last Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Join the slow fashion movement and bring your latest project or just your mending to work on with friends and neighbors. This event is free and a sewing coach will be present to give advice if needed. Sewing machines, tools, a cutting table and library of sewing information are all available for your use.

Questions? Call Anita at (360) 344-2079 or email anita@comesew.com

 

ComeSew - Reopening Hours

CHANGE IS COMING TO THE COME SEW STUDIO

With people getting vaccinated and looking ahead to life without COVID-19 restrictions I find, as the owner of a small business which has struggled through shutdown after partial shutdown, I too am seeking a path to recovery which makes sense for me as well as the community.

Something about turning 70 during the pandemic as well as having my customary access to travel, cultural events and entertainment curtailed has forced me to acknowledge how much those things mean to me. I definitely feel a pressure to "get out there" and see and experience as much as I can for as long as I have left to me.

And yet . . . I still want to promote sewing in the community for all the reasons I started a shared-space studio-teach the young, get beginners started, provide the means so that anyone can have access to sewing equipment and promote a more ecologically friendly "Slow Fashion" lifestyle.

So, how does all this fit in with Come Sew, the shared sewing studio I operate in Port Townsend? At the moment, not too well.

Time for a change and this is what I've come up with:

August 31, 2021 Come Sew will cease operating as a for-profit entity and reopen on September 1, 2021 as a private studio.

As a private studio it will be open to the public free of charge, typically Wednesday through Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm or by appointment. These are my current hours, but I will be closed at various times to accommodate my absence for travel, etc. Clients won't have to pay to use the studio and will still get all the help and services I currently provide. They will, however, need to call or check the website calendar to see if the studio is actually open.

Beginning lessons or intermediate coaching by myself and volunteer, Lisa Karlstrom, will be free at mutually agreeable times. Sewing groups will be able to use the studio free of cost for meetings or sew-a-longs at a mutually agreeable time. Anyone who would like to teach a class can use the studio for that purpose without cost, but will need to do their own planning and publicity.

That's pretty much it. The Come Sew Studio will be a resource available to the community without cost but will be less accessible at times when I am away enjoying new experiences. Hoping this compromise will work for all of us.

Anita Edwards