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We passionately believe...

…in the possibility a sewing machine embodies.

We passionately believe...

…in the possibility a sewing machine embodies.

SMP on Shopify

Visit our new Shopify site to purchase beautiful bags made of repurposed fabrics and support the SMP!

SMP on Shopify
Visit our new Shopify site to purchase beautiful bags made of repurposed fabrics and support the SMP!

We believe that everyone has the power to make the world
a better place.

So we share sewing machines–
creating partnerships, strengthening community, and
nurturing the creative spirit.

The Sewing Machine Project offers the tools and skills necessary to enhance lives through sewing

 

  1. Regionally, The Sewing Machine Project offers sewing classes and machines to those whose lives may be enhanced by this new tool offering them a creative means to move forward.
  2. Nationally, The Sewing Machine Project works with groups that have developed sewing projects to serve underserved populations. We offer the tools to make the programs these groups develop a reality.
  3. Internationally, Although we are currently focused on local and national programs, The Sewing Machine Project has sent sewing machines and supplies to women’s entrepreneurial groups in several countries.

Machines Donated Since 2005

Dollars Raised In 2019

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Mending the World

Mending the World

My husband Peter looked lovingly across the table. "Honey," he said, "you can't save the world." "But I want to!" I said. I'd been reading the paper and could feel the mounting tension that each day's news always brings. There is so much work to be done. I want to do...

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Gail

Gail

I got word yesterday that Gail had passed. Gail. I saw her face before my eyes. Full of light. Always so full of light. Gail became a volunteer with the Sewing Machine Project several years ago. She loved tinkering with old sewing machines. Not much use for the high...

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#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

As an organization we typically are not a part of political discussions but the call for deep change within the very bones of our society is one to which we all must respond.

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The Mission of The Sewing Machine Project is to offer sewing tools and education to groups committed to learning new skills, building self-confidence and potentially contributing to their own livelihood as well as the well-being of their families and communities.

Donate Machines

If you have a sewing machine or serger that you no longer need, please consider donating it to The Sewing Machine Project. Please make sure your machine is portable and in good working order.

Donate Time

Volunteers are the backbone of The Sewing Machine Project. Our family of volunteers lend their hands not only in preparing machines for shipment and helping to keep us organized but also with education, editing, consulting, and documenting. We’d love it if you would consider lending your expertise to our team!

Donate Money

Money donated to the Sewing Machine Project goes to supporting the organizing, preparation, and shipping of machines along with supporting our local classes and national curriculum. Every bit counts. You can even make a donation in honor of a sewer you love through our Forget Me Not program.

Help Us Mend Communities

This Project wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations of individuals and businesses. The Sewing Machine Project is a qualified 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible. You will receive a letter confirming your donation. Please show your support by making your tax-deductible donation today.

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