roving tailor


Wed August 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Sharing Economy: San Francisco's roving tailor

Treadle sewing machine. Under CC License.

The door to the Luggage Store Annex in San Francisco's Tenderloin district is unlocked on the 15th of each month, rain or shine, fog or wind, and a converted tamale cart is rolled onto the sidewalk. The man pushing it into place is Michael Swaine.

“People either call me the Sewing Guy or The Roving Tailor,” he says.

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