April 3, 2020


A Statement from the Director:

SewGreen@Rochester has been designated as an Essential Business during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis. We will not be operating as a conventional retail shop or offering in-shop classes until local authorities inform us this is safe again. Our purpose during this time is to get supplies out to the community for making cotton face masks and or protective gowns.


We will offer Three items for you to purchase at this time:

  1. Fabric by the Yard – all premium cotton in solids and prints

  2. Tote bags of Fabric Scrap – large enough scraps of premium cotton to make masks

  3. Mask Kits – everything you need to make 10 mask, including instructions


These items are offered on a “Pay-What-You-Can” basis with the suggested price of

$3.00 per yard for fabric, up to 10 yards may be purchased,

$3.00 per Tote Bag of scraps, up to 3 Totes may be purchased by one person,

$5.00 for each Mask Kit (10 masks)


All orders must be placed, and any payment arranged through our website at:  




Email inquiries should be sent to sgrCOVIDorders@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions (with answers) are HERE


Distribution Details:

  • Orders will be bagged and have your name attached

  • Orders will be available for curbside pick-up at our shop on Thursdays 11-1 or Saturdays 11-1.

  • We will be on the Canal St. side of the shop.

  • You will schedule a 15-minute window for your pick-up when you order.

  • Volunteers will place the order carefully on your car and move back so you can place the order in your car.

  • You should wash and dry your fabric yardage before cutting and sewing.

  • Cut pieces for masks should not be washed but should be washed after sewing and before use.


At all times SewGreen@Rochester is devoted to the safety of our community- your safety as well as the volunteers who are serving you. The volunteers will be wearing face masks and gloves. Your order will be packed and left to rest for at least 3 days before you receive it. We thank you for your willingness to serve Rochester. Help us to flatten the curve by sewing at home and donating or using these items for personal use.



Be well. Keep your loved ones safe. 

Georgia Carney

April 1, 2020 - No Fooling!
We are Online!

To Our Dear Community:

I get messages each day of positive support from the community and people looking toward the future. Our sewing peeps miss us so much! 

As a deacon, I am concerned by the effects of anxiety on people mentally, physically and spiritually. If we can help to keep ourselves grounded in crafts, it is good to extend that as much as we can.


Zoom, a free video conferencing platform, is proving to be a great help in isolation. We are offering several of our free clubs through Zoom. Click on the Online tab above for all the information. 

Best.  Georgia M Carney

Director- SewGreen@Rochester, 438 West Main St. Rochester, NY   585-328-2642

An Important Message from our Director


In the interest of safety for our volunteers, shoppers and class attendees, SewGreen@Rochester will be closed for an indeterminate period of time. We will re-open when local authorities assure the public that it is safe to do so.

We treasure all of you and please protect your health by following all of the recommended safety precautions.


Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Check our website sewgreenrochester.org or our phone message 585-328-2642 for updates. Please feel free to email Georgia at info@sewgreenrochester.org if she can be of any assistance.

Best.  Georgia M Carney

Director- SewGreen@Rochester, 438 West Main St. Rochester, NY   585-328-2642

March 15,2020

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Special thanks to 

for making this possible.

Our friends & mentors in Ithaca, whose idea made SewGreen @Rochester possible.

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