SewGreen thrives because of your generosity. When you no longer want your
collection – large or small – of fabric, yarn, sewing notions
and needlecraft supplies, or your old sewing machine, please think of
us. Through the rescue and resale of materials, we earn funds to support
our youth programs and other community services.
Donations must be in clear plastic bags – no boxes or black garbage
bags – and must meet our guidelines.
Donated materials and machines may be dropped off any time during store
hours. The single drop-off limit is 5 large bags and/or 3 portable sewing
machines. For larger quantities and table machines, please contact us
WHAT WE ACCEPT
Fabric of any type,
age, and size that is still in usable condition. It must be clean, odorless,
and folded flat. No mildew,
smoke, pet, or mothball odors.
Yarn of all types
and quantities. No unfinished projects.
Knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery
Notions and tools,
such as thread, pins, needles, scissors, rotary cutters,
Buttons, buckles, zippers, fasteners
Beads, jewelry findings
Trims, bindings, ribbon, lace
–Limited to vintage (pre-1970), Vogue Designer,
Folkwear, Burda, or other designer patterns
Sewing machines of
any age, in working or restorable condition. No large cabinets.
WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT
Anything smelly, soiled, worn-out, moldy,
mildew-y (Mildew is mold on fiber; it is an allergen
and not good for our health. Read
on to learn how to eliminate mildew!)
Clothing, whole or
cut up (Exceptions: saris, kimonos, ethnic, vintage, historic)
Rugs, towels, bed or table linens, curtains,
Fur, feathers, down, foam rubber, old
Patterns other than
those listed above
Magazines and catalogues
Furniture, empty sewing tables
Quilt or rug frames
SewGreen is a reuse program, which means donated items must be in usable
condition. Donated items are used in the SewGreen classrooms, resold,
or passed along to other community programs. Receipts for your charitable
donation are available.