Why should I visit?
Beehive Sewing Studios is the only flexible-access, sew-on-your-own studio around. You can come here to carry out your own projects, take a class, and to sew a project with a Beehive Cheerleader. We have an ever-growing list of projects in our “Sew It Now!” catalog, so pop in and make something; I promise it’ll be time well spent! You can also come by to shop for supplies, notions, and fabric.
Ready to visit the Northampton, MA studio? Here’s what you need to know!
We are open to the public on Fridays + Saturdays from 11AM to 6PM. Say again?
Or, to put it another way….
If you are a member, you can schedule a visit on Wednesdays and Thursdays, too AND we have special events on Sundays, evenings, and other days of the week.
If you’re not a member, you can’t make an appointment for a Wednesday or Thursday. Why? Because at the present time, this is a one-woman operation, and I don’t have the bandwith to be an “on-call-crafty-friend-to-strangers” throughout the week. Committed to using the space in a meaningful way? Become a member! Not committed yet? That’s totally OK! But you’ll have to visit us on a Friday or Saturday.
But Double Wait!
There are many, many Wednesdays and Thursdays when we are here hosting Social Sews, Cheerleading with members, or overseeing independent sew-on-your-own visits. If the door is unlocked, you can come on in to shop for supplies, ask questions, or check out the space!
Are you open right now?
Give us a call at 413-345-8201! If we’re open we’ll either (1) answer the phone and tell you YES, WE’RE HERE!, or (2) you’ll hear our voicemail message, which always indicates whether or not we’re open. Other ways to check? Have a look at our Instagram feed, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and homepage to see if there are any updates or emergencies (like that time Tess got bit by a spider and closed early up to find out if the spider was radioactive and gave her special powers. Or diseases. It turned out to be nothing, go figure…).
How do I get there?
We are conveniently located in downtown Northampton, MA. Don’t be fooled when people tell you there’s only a sad wasteland and construction beyond the bike path; it’s not true! We are 500 paces from the intersection of Main St. and Pleasant St., and right next door to Northampton Coffee. You can walk, bike, or drive to our studio.
Since we’re downtown (see, I’m planting the seed so you’ll keep believing it), there’s street parking. There is a public lot about 1.5 blocks away near YES! Computers, and lots of parking lots throughout Northampton (Armory Street, Masonic Street, etc.). And guess what?! Our sweet town has a giant parking garage! The first hour is the garage is always free, and Beehive Sewing Studios validates an extra hour of parking if you’re sewing, learning, or shopping here! Just be sure to bring your parking slip so we can validate it before you leave.
Oh, one more thing. Remember that thing about being downtown and parking on the street? It means you’ll have to feed the meter. We are always happy to make change (quarters, dimes, nickels: whatever you need!). The meters only run until 6PM, and, lo and behold!, many of our evening classes start at 6PM so you can park on the street near the studio at no charge. Please, if you choose to drive, be mindful of private parking, signage, and parking restrictions. Don’t chance it and end up getting towed — that will really undo all the positive sewing juju you will have racked up during your studio visit!