The Sewing Labs

526 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 379-0682

Contact Name: Eileen Bobowski

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Dropoff: Yes

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Type of Charity
  • Arts & Music
  • Job Training & Employment
  • Other

The Sewing Labs is an inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship, and enrichment.


We focus on individuals who find themselves in at risk situations, such as generational poverty, substance abuse and recovery, formerly incarcerated, immigrants and veterans dealing with PTSD. We welcome everyone. The Sewing Labs are huge proponents of upcycling, recycling, re-use and re-purposing. We welcome donations of fabric, notions and gently loved sewing machines. We re-use these materials in our classroom to teach our students. Our students have full access to the fabric and notions and once they complete their courses with us, we work to gift them with a gently used machine to continue to hone their craft at home. We hold "Green" workshops, open to the public, such as un-paper towels, shibori dyeing, mindful mending, reusable face wipes, un-sponges, fabric bowl covers, re-useable produce bags, re-useable grocery totes, re-useable feminine care workshops as well. For our Seamstress Training Program class, we need a variety of fabrics for our students to practice their skills on. We are looking for pieces that are at least 1.5 yards long, in cotton blends, twills, or knit fabrics. To confirm that we can use your fabric and to arrange a drop-off, please contact Nina Littrell at (816) 491-8136.

Items Accepted
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies