**Open Hours for 2024**
We are open Mondays 12-3pm, Saturdays 2-5pm + Sundays* 11am-2pm for sewing and supplies.
We are currently offering sewing in the courtyard, weather permitting, as well as limited indoor work space.

*Closed Second Sundays of the month for the Really Really Free Market

Check out our Hours / Calendar pages for current open hours and upcoming events.

The Fábrica:

Community Textile Arts & Salvage Workshop

The Fábrica is community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts. This includes Sewing, Knitting, Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, and Bookbinding, among other arts. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants. We have sewing machines as well as generous amounts of fabric, zippers, notions, and the other tools and supplies one needs for most sewing and yarn-based projects.

We value the participation of everyone regardless of their financial contribution. There is no charge to use the shop. Our operating costs are fairly low, so no one is ever turned away for a lack of funds. However, we need some money to pay rent each month. Please consider a $5-10 donation to help us cover our expenses. Larger contributions are much appreciated and we will provide donors with our tax ID number upon request.

We also have fabrics, yarn, and notions available to buy at discount prices. These are materials that have been donated to the shop, so yardage and quality vary.

We’re located at 703 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz in the Hub complex, which we share with the Bike Church and other organizations. Here is some more information about the Hub. Our entrance is on Pacific Avenue. Get directions here: google map.

The Fábrica is open only two days a week for for the moment. We have two sewing stations outside in our garden and a volunteer will be available to help you with your project. No previous experience required!
We are also letting patrons into the shop space on a limited basis to pick out supplies. Masks and safe distancing required.

2024 Open Hours:

Mondays 12-3pm, Saturdays 2-5pm + Sundays* 11am-2pm

*Closed Second Sundays of the month for the Really Really Free Market

For other occasional open hours, classes, and special events, please check out our calendar.