Textiles

Do I have to supply my own materials?
Yes. We currently do not have the inventory to allow students to use or buy materials from us.
I never used a sewing machine before, how do I learn?
We have very talented staff members to assist you in learning on how to use our machine. Please contact us here in order to arrange an appointment to get a project started.
I have experience with sewing machines. Can I just come in and use it?
Yes. Please advice a member of our staff on your project before getting started. Most of the machines are top load sewing machines but we do have an older side loading one. Not all bobbins fit the same machines.  Also, it is advised to read the manual before using the machine to reduce the chance of injury to either yourself, other makers in the Makerspace, or the machine.
What other materials/machines besides the sewing machine do you have?
We have several sewing related machines: 
Brother SE400 (embroidery-sewing hybrid)
Brother ST37HD Strong and Tough (strong enough to sew through several layers of denim and works well as an all around machine) 
Kenmore Ultra Stich 6 (side loader, metal bobbins)
Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger
Singer Simple (side loader)

Additionally we have:
Fabric Iron
Large self-healing cutting mat
Several types of shears

Please feel free to contact us here in order to help build out our inventory for this department.
 

Do your next Arts & Craft projects here! Our Makerspace for textiles allows makers to make apparel, curtains, handbags, E-textiles, pillows, and much more. Ask a member of our space how we can help you get started!

Sewing

With E-textiles (fabrics with digital components) becoming more and more apparent in our everyday lives. Therefore, learning how to sew is an essential skill-set in completing any project. Come in and get started on our sewing machines and some starting material to help get you take the first step!