Called The Sweat Shop this cafe in the 10th arrondissement has sewing stations:
A large cutting table area:
And ample space to sit with a cup of coffee and a treat, visit, and do some hand stitching:
It seems that in Paris, like in many other parts of the world, schools no longer teach home ec and generations of students have grown up not knowing how to sew on a button. But between the current popularity of DIY projects and the normal desire to save money by doing one's own alterations, repairs and renovations, sewing has become popular again.
I think this is a brilliant idea and I think such a cafe could succeed as well here as in Paris. Having the opportunity to commune with fellow sewers is always instructive and if you get to have something delicious to snack on at the same time so much the better.
I hope some clever person takes the hint...
Thanks for reading.