Stitch Lounge


On a recent exploration to find an easy way to repair a wall of fabric from a recent garden installation, we came across Stitch Lounge in Hayes Valley. Nestled in a tiny shop is a table of sewing machines, necessary tools and a knowledgable team of expert sewers to help and answer any questions that may arise. I arrived on Friday afternoon with the pieces of the curtain that was needed to be mended together to form about a 20′ high by 40′ long curtain of fabric. We used stainless steel fabric which is typically used for purposes other than art but we thought the texture and form of the fabric would be a nice addition to our garden installation. It comes in 48″ panels so we put together multiple pieces to form the desired length we needed to extend from each edge of the garden. Unfortunately during a massive storm on January 4th, gale force winds came through this very protected garden and tore the curtain. We also learned that by tying the curtain at the sides it did not allow enough flexibility for the fabric in such situations.

Upon arrival to Stitch, a wonderful girl by the name of Hannah assisted me with the setup of the industrial sewing machine and taught me how to use it and then I began to piece together and repair the pieces of fabric. I ran out of time (which is why I missed Friday’s blog) and returned on Sunday to finish up the job. They had just finished a class and it was great to see other people working away at a variety of different projects. Some were making dresses, some sewing bags and some cutting patterns. I finished up piecing together the curtain, packed up my stuff and said bye to the friendly people who had helped me and that were working away. What a great place to work on projects or learn new techniques to sew and make things.


stitch lounge | sew urban
182 gough @ oak in san francisco
415.431.3SEW (3739)

~ by seamstudio on February 26, 2008.

2 Responses to “Stitch Lounge”

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out! We’re so glad we could help you get your sew on in a pinch.

    Happy Sewing!
    The Stitch B*tches – Two Melissas and a Hope

  2. Hi,
    I like the way you write ..Its really different and interesting … keep the momentum going ..I hope tis will really going to help me in future..
    brilliant. .

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