Rhody Gem: West Side Sewing Studio

December 2020


What it is:

A sewing studio outfitted with machines for student use and individualized instruction for all projects and skill levels.


Where to find it:

Watch for the sign with sewing shears posted on the Steel Yard’s office building on Sims Avenue, where the studio can be found on the first floor.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

With open-structured classes, sewists can design their own curriculum around, for instance, stitching their own pair of custom pants with a flashy fabric they found or even just learning the ropes on a new sewing machine. Owner and instructor Patti Barnatt assures that she has made almost every sewing mistake in the book on her journey to learning the craft and will be right there to help students fix any blunders that crop up along the way. Says one student, “Whether you’ve been sewing for years or don’t know your bobbin from your seam ripper, Patti and West Side Sewing Studio is the only place to spend a little time at the cutting table.” For folks looking to tackle a new project with a little guidance, weekly sessions are kept small for social distancing and individualized attention to see that vision to reality in a supportive, community-oriented atmosphere.

West Side Sewing Studio27 Sims Avenue • @westsidesewingstudio


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