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Machine Donations

We are always accepting sewing machine donations. If you have a sewing machine or serger that you no longer need, please consider donating it to The Sewing Machine Project. Please make sure your machine is in good working order. We do not currently have the means to repair machines and it doesn’t make sense for you to spend the time, energy and expense to get a machine to us that isn’t working. Furthermore, it costs us to dispose of it if we cannot use it. We accept portable machines (not in cabinets)..again, please don’t use your time and energy to haul a machine in a cabinet to a collection site…we will not be able to accept it. We do not accept treadle machines at this point.
When you donate a machine, please consider making a financial donation as well. A $25 donation, accompanying a machine would pay for its transport as well as any education necessary to help the recipient get started.

You may drop off your working sewing machine at any of the following dealerships:
20415 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, La. 70817
Phone 225 383 9750


4027 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002-5501
Phone: (504) 888-4952

Electric Needle
6612 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719
608 831-3770

**Please note that Jerry’s Sewing and Vacuum is no longer a collection site.

M&R Sewing
6115 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719

In Stitches
305 West Oakland Ave.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 283-0456

In the Wool
236 Washington Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Life’s a Stitch
124 North Broadway (2nd floor of the Lee Bldg.)
DePere, WI 54115

Linda’s Sew ‘n’ So
216 W. Fayette Street
Celina, Ohio 45822

Nancy’s Notions
333 Beichl Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(920) 887-0391

Patches and Petals
13 W. Main Street
Belleville, WI 53508

Pamella’s Place
S42 W31 230 State Rd. No. 107
Genesee Depot, WI 53127

sew-cology, inc
19 West Street
Warwick, NY 10990

If you live outside of these areas and wish to ship your working sewing machine, please package it carefully (double boxing with plenty of padding) and send it to:

The Sewing Machine Project
112 Owen Road Box 6245
Monona, WI 53716

Be careful when packing and shipping your machine. Please be sure it’s well padded and preferably, double boxed. If using USPS, please ship first class. We’ve had some trouble with ground shipments (4th class) arriving pretty beat up. Here’s an example of a double whammy…poor packaging and 4th class. Yikes. We just don’t want you to spend the money on shipping and have your machine arrive in an unusable state. Thank you!IMG_1543

Thank you so much for your kind donations!


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