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 first.

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 tools
Notions and tools, such as thread, pins, needles, scissors, rotary cutters, mats
Buttons, buckles, zippers, fasteners
Beads, jewelry findings
Trims, bindings, ribbon, lace
PatternsLimited to vintage (pre-1970), Vogue Designer, Folkwear, Burda, or other designer patterns
Sewing baskets
Sewing machines of any age, in working or restorable condition. No large cabinets.

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, slipcovers
Fur, feathers, down, foam rubber, old stuffing
Unfinished projects
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.