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Sewing Cafe

can you see a pattern ?
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There I was the other day hoping to swap a zip in my ruck-sack, when I realised that no-one I know owns a sewing machine.. hence .. the sewing cafe. All of the items you'd be likely to require (a sewing machine, threads, patches, zip(per)s, needles, knitting needles etc.) in the one friendly place available for hire. Like an internet cafe for the keen needle person.
neilp, Dec 13 2005

Sewing Store http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com/
This place almost gets to Sewing Cafe (I've been there) - maybe they could be bumped over into Cafeland [cindik, Mar 23 2009]

Sew Bar + Craft Lounge in Burlington, VT http://www.thebobbin.com/
[jutta, May 15 2010]

In a very large city perhaps ? http://en.wikipedia...ping_School_for_Men
A Sewing Cafe for men mostly. When you have to learn how to knit/sew, but don't want to be embarrassed [popbottle, Jul 21 2014]


       At first I thought this to be a sew-sew idea, but it is actually pretty good. In an age when we need to conserve and cut down on waste, this is an efficient way to offer these types of repairs to the public as well as a way for those with sewing talents to be employed.
expo51, Mar 09 2008

       The machines for hobbyists are too easily destroyed by wrong usage, and the indestructible industrial models do not stop for anything / may be turned on by suffering; So the Sewing Cafe would go broke on either the lawsuits or the repairs.
loonquawl, Mar 23 2009

       Great business for the Suing Cafe
cindik, Mar 23 2009

       [cindik] <Applause>
mouseposture, May 15 2010

       So you need a hybrid machine, robust like the industrial models, but user-friendly like the home models. That doesn’t sound like an insurmountable problem. It’s one that the sewing machine makers should be willing to work on if they decide that equipping sewing cafes is a viable market.   

       Hey, I rented a chain-saw once, and I see that the rental company hasn’t gone out of business yet.
Jim Bob of Merriam Park, May 15 2010

       I like to sew, and wish I had a machine that would allow me to sew two tires together. And I need one for a motorcycle seat cover.
normzone, Jul 21 2014

       An idea most men won't understand. (Unless your a retired tailor)
pashute, Jul 22 2014


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