Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory is located at 4011 Floyd Blvd. in Sioux City, Iowa and opened the fall of 2016.
Located in the historic Old Town Leeds Bank Building, this hidden treasure of a 3000sq. 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.
When Joi walked into this dusty, but sound building she had a vision. It was love at first sight.
“I had driven by this building for 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. It really is for you my sewing family and friends. I am very humbled.” Designer Joi
Joi saw an industrial looking wood floor meant to be refinished, 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.
It took from April 2016 to September to plan the move and remodel. It took two months to move in and a little longer to put everything in its perfect place.
Now Joi does her sewing and design work here every day, there is a photo studio to photograph her work, a video space, a classroom outfitted with Baby Lock sewing machines, a creative area for working with design clients as they come in looking for custom designs, and racks of beautiful garment fabrics, beautiful inspirational photos on the walls, thousands of spools of Mettler thread, beautiful chairs, colored dress forms, striking garments and so much more . . .
Join us for a class in one of the most exciting creative sewing spaces in the country.