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About Us

Urban Sewciety was founded by Megan Whitney in November of 2015 and in the summer of 2016, Meg Sawyer joined the team.  Our goal is to promote, support, and expand the handmade community. We're passionate about bringing a fresh perspective on sewing with our modern sewing studio, beautiful fabrics, and cool project ideas. 

Our Mission:
At Urban Sewciety, our mission is to make sewing appealing and accessible to today’s kids and adults.  We are committed to providing a welcoming, supportive environment in which those who are interested in sewing will succeed at it.  It is also our mission to promote the creation of handmade goods in a world that is becoming increasingly plastic and mass-produced.  Handmade is better, always!

Why We're Different:

Many crafty kids are interested in sewing, but few places offer classes for kids with projects and fabrics that appeal to them; at Urban Sewciety we create customized, age-appropriate projects for kids - like emoji pillows and tech cases. Many adults also have a desire to learn but can be intimidated by the sewing machine.  The large variety of complicated machines on the market have great features and are fantastic for experienced sewists but can intimidate beginners from even trying their hand at the hobby.  In our sewing studio we have basic beginner machines that are easy for newbies to learn!  Our beginner workshop is only 2 hours, and in that short time period we teach those with no sewing experience how to use the machine and even complete a project.  Once you're familiarized with the machine, the possibilities are endless!  Come sew with us - check out our class calendar and register today!


WHERE TO PARK:  Free parking is available in the train station parking lot directly across the street (after 10 am on weekdays and all day on weekends). Free 2-hour parking also on the nearest cross street (Boulevard).  2-hour metered street parking is also available on South Ave right in front of the store.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my child has no sewing experience, how can I get him/her started?
A: First, register for a Beginner Workshop. This is a 2-hour class that typically is held on Saturday mornings.  If your child is 9 and up, they can register for the Tween Beginner Workshop.  If they are 7, or 8 they must attend a Parent/Child class with a parent.  Once they've taken the Beginner Workshop they can register for any after-school course, Saturday course, or camp.

Q:  My child has some sewing machine experience.  Does he/she still need the beginner workshop?
 A:  If your child already knows how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine, then no.  Otherwise they should take the beginner workshop. 

Q:  My child will miss one of the classes in his/her course.  Can I schedule a make-up?
A:  Yes.  Many times we can get the child caught up so that they complete their project in the remaining classes; but If not, you may call to schedule a make-up class.

Q:  I signed up for a class but cannot attend due to an unexpected conflict.  Can I get a refund?
A:  If you cannot attend the class you are registered for, we are happy to offer you a credit for another class.  Refunds are provided for classes ONLY if the class is full and there is a waiting list, AND your spot is filled by someone on the waiting list.  

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  • 307 South Ave W.
  • Westfield, NJ 07090