“Everybody” once owned a sewing machine. And used it. We own one, but it hasn’t been plugged in for many, many years. Come to think of it, it wasn’t working well, either. Tree reports on the opening of sewing lounges in several large cities:
Essentially, the sewing lounge is many things rolled up in one: it’s a community space for sewing enthusiasts, a place to share skills, take classes, rent a machine or find sewing supplies and patterns — and of course, to meet people from different walks of life.
According to blogs like Sew Craftful, the concept behind the sewing lounge is to make sewing accessible and fun — community and self-sufficiency in one.