Make it Sew is a fabric and sewing studio located in historic downtown Lexington, Virginia.
I’ve been sewing ever since my mom taught me as a kid in Massachusetts. My first home in Virginia was a tiny apartment with barely enough space for my small sewing cabinet. I had to pack everything away between projects; Living in a house with a large sewing room where I could spread out gave me the opportunity to really hone my skills. The rest was history until November, 2017, when I opened Make It Sew to bring fabric and sewing back to downtown Lexington.
Make it Sew
Make It Sew promotes new and renewed interest in sewing by people of all generations for hobby and practical purposes by teaching classes, furnishing high quality materials and tools and doing skillful custom work.
Studio machines are the beautiful 1950s model Singer 201-2. Other machines available are modern serger and a heavy duty 1910 Singer for upholstery and leather.
Learn more about vintage sewing machines here.
We have ten sewing machines (and space for your own machine), tables of various sizes, chairs for a crowd, and measuring, marking and cutting tools and irons.
Plenty of free parking is available on Main Street and local lots.
Yes. We offer alterations and large project work.
Past projects include baby items, bags, clothing, and seat cushions. The rate for custom work is $35 per hour. You will be provided with an estimate before the project begins and an itemized invoice at completion.
Yes. We will help you learn—whether you are an absolute beginner or someone who wants to improve their sewing skills by working on special projects. If you don’t see a date listed and are interested in a class or series, let us know what time/day you prefer and we can try to accommodate.
We offer coached sewing for those who want to use the space and equipment but need some extra guidance. Maybe you are spreading your sewing wings and want some cheering on or support. $25 per hour, half hour increments.
We also offer private lessons. Schedule a one-on-one lesson with a pre-arranged project or sewing goal. We can cover the basics or advanced sewing techniques. $40 per hour.