fabulous fabrics, yarn, and sew-
ing supplies at the SewGreen Store in downtown Ithaca. Quilters, crafters,
and designers will love our unique selection.
to sew! SewGreen offers classes for children, "tweens," teens,
and adults. Our primary focus is on learning to successfully use a sewing
assess, clean, oil, and tune-up older sewing machines – or show
you how to do it yourself. We also refurbish donated machines and often
have a few for sale.
apprenticeship program is free to qualified teens who have a “passion
for fashion” or want an after-school job. We are also recruiting for
SewGreen operates with about half paid and half volunteer staff. We
cannot function without our dedicated volunteers. Store and classroom
volunteers typically make a once-a-week commitment of 4 or 5 hours.
We provide training, but it is helpful to have knowledge of sewing
or knitting, and working with fabrics. Teens, college students, and
community members are welcome to apply.
SewGreen was proud to again partner with two Cornell University departments
recently on a project to make reusable feminine hygiene kits for girls
in impoverished regions where modern supplies aren’t available.
Students and community volunteers completed 100 kits, which have been
shipped to Days
for Girls International for distribution.
Holiday shoppers put a serious dent in our store stock. The shelves
are filling up again, but we need more. If this is a good time to
clean out that stash and donate unwanted fabric, yarn, and sewing
supplies, we will happily accept it. Donated materials are used in
our classes, resold to support programs, or given away. Please follow