Designer Joi's Sewing Factory

Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory is located at 4011 Floyd Blvd. In Sioux City, Iowa and opened the fall of 2016.

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Located in the historic Old Town Leeds Bank Building, this hidden gem of a 3,000sq. foot creative space sat empty for about 5 years. What once was a hub of industry almost 100 years ago, this space has housed an historic bank, a modern bank, a wooden furniture factory, and most recently a computer store. The large wood floor had been used as a practice floor for the adjoining dance studio that is located next door. The upstairs used to be a roller-skating rink back in the day and the adjoining mirror image space used to be the original Leed’s grocery store.

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When Joi walked into a dusty, but sound building she had a vision. It was love at first sight.

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“I had driven by this building for almost 18 years and literally never noticed it. By chance I noticed it on April 2016 and now after the remodel I feel amazed and blessed that this is all my creative space. Well, really it is a place to make things that make people happy and impact their lives. It really is for you my sewing family and friends. I am very humbled.” Designer Joi

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Joi saw an industrial looking wood floor meant to be refinished and to house her tables and machines, an amazing old bank vault needing some paint and a creative touch, large walls waiting for beautiful artwork and inspiration, a giant store front window waiting for objects that would inspire and entertain the viewer on one of Sioux City’s  busiest streets and ready for Joi’s creative touch.

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It took from April 2016 to September 2016 to plan the move and remodel. It took two months to remodel and then move in, and a little longer to put everything in its perfect place.

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Now, Joi does her sewing and design work here every day, films videos, photographs her work, teaches classes, hosts sewing groups & schools and more, The space is outfitted with a classroom full of Baby Lock Sewing Machines, features a creative area for consulting with design clients, racks of beautiful fabrics, a fun chalkboard wall for guests to sign, inspirational photos, thousands of spools of Metter thread, colorful dressforms, beautiful chairs, striking garments and more . . .

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Join us for a class in one of the most exciting creative sewing spaces in the country.

Keep checking back to see photos of our new studio space and classrooms!