This is such an awesome idea! Over in Paris they have come up with a concept that taps into the current trend for home made and hand made. A local Sweat Shop.
They have ten sewing machine workstations for hire on an hourly basis and a communal worktable. Classes are also offered for those who need a kickstart, in sewing or knitting or even English!
This would be perfect for the casual seamstress, or for someone who is just starting out to learn and get a feel for the equipment and how to use it.
Brought to my attention by this article.
Just changed sewer to seamstress. I didn't think hard enough about that when I posted!