St. Louis' only community sewing room

Meet the people that are happy to help you create the design you have envisioned.
Visited for the first time today to sew some trap covers for St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach. I'm a knitter and a beader, but have never really been a stitcher until today! Anne and Co. were so kind and patient, and I'm so glad I live right down the street, as I'm planning on visiting again soon!
— Erica Knaup

Our People

The owner of City Sewing Room was a nurse in her former life, realized that was not for her and went back to college at the age of 50 to earn a BFA in Theatrical Design, specializing in costumes. She brings 60 years of sewing experience with her and believes in the old school idea that quilting bees were set up for a reason: to allow stitchers to come together to share their skills, love of sewing and years and years of life experiences. The City Sewing Room is just that, a community spot where you can stitch and chat.

Has her degree in Fashion Design and has worked as a pattern maker her entire career. She is our resident pattern maker, able to make a sewing pattern from a picture of what you want, or she can alter any pattern you currently have. With our computer Gerber pattern program, she can give you a professional pattern that is guaranteed to fit perfectly.

An extremely talented woman who owns The Knit Knot (knitting patterns) and runs the Sewing Society of St. Louis facebook page. She loves to teach the beginning basics of sewing - everything from learning how to use a sewing machine to making cute but easy to sew apparel and accessories. 

A professional shoe designer, she teaches more varied sewing classes using a lot of up-cycled clothes such as making leather purses from old coats and pillows from sweaters. She is constantly coming up with new and exciting classes, using basic sewing techniques everyone can learn to make spectacular clothes and accessories.

A quilter by heart and a member of the St. Louis Modern Quilting Guild, Nancy is of course the best quilting teacher in the area. She teaches special classes for all levels of quilters. She can also guide you in using our Sweet 16 free motion quilting machine.

A member of Thread and Thimble Quilt Guild, Anne, known here as AK, is in charge of our Bernina Q24 quilter. Retired scientist, Anne is also enjoying her second round of life at the City Sewing Room helping others achieve their dream quilts.