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Community Sewing Non-Profit in St. Louis, Missouri



Tuesday - Thursday: 12-8pm

Friday 12-6pm

Saturday: 12-4pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Textile & equipment donations accepted during studio hours


stitch  teach  share

Through volunteers and donations, our community has grown

to teach 30 youth and 30+ adults every week 

receiving sewing and fabric donations of 500 pounds a week

which stocks our Makers' Mart 

for students, sewists & crafters in the community



Previously a nurse, Anne realized she should have been a costumer & headed back to school at the age of 50 for a degree in costume design.  Soon afterward she opened City Sewing Room to sew with friends. And sew she does. Every day, meeting new people and making new friends.

Sarah Thornton

Whether you are a student, customer, or volunteer, Sarah is happy to help you however she can. She has been sewing for over 30 years and always loves learning something new.

Resident quilting expert sharing her expertise teaching classes in long arm quilting and quilt piecing. 


Member of Thimble & Thread Quilt Guild and expert long arm quilter.

Janet keeps our community in the know about class offerings, special events. Find us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date

Keeping our machines running smoothly.

As owner of Sew Happy Sewing Machine Repair, working out of the City Sewing Room, she will also diagnose and solve your sewing machine problems.  

If you're in need of a machine

tune-up, give her a shout.

New Teaching Partners Welcome!

Interested in becoming a teaching partner?

Share your expertise & class ideas, for compensation details

Contact our Executive Director


Anne Pokoski

Gemologist, seamstress extraordinaire 

Morgan Epperson

Pattern maker, Weissman Dancewear

Rene Howard

Jack of all trades in sewing

Kacie Starr Long 

Executive Director, Sew Hope Sewing Room

Allison Thein

Director, Sewing Society of STL

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