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Monday 24 May 2010

Sluttery Travels: Sweat Shop, Paris

I love the idea of Sweat Shop (and it's yet another bullet point on my 'reasons to go back to Paris' list). Not unlike a cyber cafe, but with sewing machines instead! So you can go grab a coffee, and sew up that cushion cover you've been meaning to finish.

The sewing machines are just €6 for one hour, or €25 for a day pass with tea and coffee.

There are 10 Singer sewing machines dotted around the cafe, and one communal table. There are also workshops throughout the week. Which is a good thing - I'm rubbish at sewing. Something tells me if I was living in Paris and could pop into Sweat Shop each week, I might get really really good at it.

Sweat Shop is at 13, rue lucian Sampaix, 75010 Paris, M Jaques Bonsergent. You can check out more images over on their blog.


  1. I love the idea - my company teaches sewing for beginners and also rents out sewing machines by the day for you to take home, but we are looking for permanent premises so we can set up the same thing. We are based in East Dulwich, SE22, so if you know anywhere suitable in S London give us a shout!

  2. Great post - what a fantastic idea. You should also see about Clothkits...and as if by magic, I have written a post about that very subject only today!

  3. I was just about to blog about this - you beat me to it! I was in Paris last week and met up with a friend who's involved in SweatShop. She say's they're thinking about setting one up in London soon, which would be brilliant news.

  4. Haha! We interviewed Lisa Stickley last week and she tipped us off :-)


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