Discover fine affordable fabrics, yarn, and sewing supplies at the SewGreen Store - now doubled in size - in downtown Ithaca NY. Anyone who sews, knits, or designs will love our unique and constantly changing selection. The stock is artfully arranged and inspiring, and something is always on sale. Learn to sew! SewGreen has classes for all ages in basic machine sewing skills, advancing to more complicated projects. This Fall, we're offering Saturday half-day camps for kids, refashioning and pattern making for teens and adults, plus classes in making kimonos, pajama pants, party aprons, and more. Sign up now!

We assess, clean, oil, and tune-up older sewing machines – and provide coaching on how to get the best performance from your machine. Make an appointment for personal attention that will help you understand your machine and how to use it. We also refurbish older machines and sometimes have a few for sale.

JOBS! We have after-school and weekend jobs for teens who are in high school or taking a gap year. Work in our retail store or as a classroom assistant. Must be reliable, a good learner, and comfortable in a diverse group. An interest in sewing is a plus. Drop by the SewGreen store for an application.
Location / Hours Kids Tune-Ups Job Descriptions
Donations Adults & Teens Sales ReFashion Fridays
Volunteers Everyone Maintenance Community Service

SewGreen is making nine sets of curtains for rooms at the Rescue Mission homeless residence in Ithaca. (Right now the windows are covered with sheets.) We need people with basic or better sewing skills to help. Join us on Sundays at 1 pm, starting Sept 28. Register by email:

Paintings by Ithaca artist Elizabeth McMahon will be shown at SewGreen Oct 1 through Nov 15. The vivid colors and textures of Elizabeth's artwork dovetail beautifully with environment of the store, which some say is itself a work of art. Join us for the opening, 6 - 8 pm, Oct 3 during downtown Ithaca's Gallery Night.

Rescue your clothes! SewGreen now has seamstress services for mending and simple alterations. "The Sewing Kat" is here from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturdays and noon to 2 pm Sundays to take in jobs and make your life a little easier. Fast turn-around time and reasonable prices. Price List