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Textiles

The Makerspace Textiles room allows makers to make costumes, apparel, curtains, pillows, and much more. Our ounline safety and basic use courses will help you learn the basics prior to use of the equipment.  If you are needing further help, our staff would be happy to help you figure out the best way to complete your project!

Sewing

Learning how to sew is an essential skill-set in completing any project and easier to do than you think! Come in and get started on our sewing machines to help you take the first step! The Canvas course which teaches safety and basic use should be completed prior to coming in to use our sewing machines.

Embroidery

Our 10 needle embroidery machine makes personalizing your items a breeze! You can personalize clothing/hats, create patches, add decorative elements to fabric, and much more. Stop by and check it out! We have an online safety and basic use training available for this (required prior to use). The machine also has tutorial videos built in to help guide you if you need further assistance.  Our staff is also on hand for any assisstance you may need.

Using Our shop

Access and Safety

There is a Sewing and Embroidery Safety and Basic Use Courses available for completion prior to coming in to use the equipment in our Textiles room. Once you have completed these, access will be given to use the machines.

Purchasing Materials

Bobbins can be purchased for $2.00 each.  This will include any colored thread use.  We offer backing material for use as well.  Our store has some items available for embroidery such as tote bags and pencil pouches.  Feel free to bring in your own shirts, sweaters, hats or other items for use with the equipment. 
We unfortunately do not have material on hand for sewing projects. If you are looking to create your own clothing,etc. we recommend purchasing your own fabric prior to coming to the space.

 
 
Available Machines
Heat Press Machine
Heat Press Machine
Manual screen printing machine for screen printing on flat products.
Brother® 37-Stitch Electric Sewing Machine
Brother® 37-Stitch Electric Sewing Machine
37 unique built-in stitches, including one 1-step auto-size buttonhole
Singer ProFinish Sewing Machine
Singer ProFinish Sewing Machine
2-3-4 Thread Serger with Adjustable Stitch Length, & Differential Feed
Brother SE400 Sewing Machine
Brother SE400 Sewing Machine
The Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine will give you an advancement in your creativity in sewing, embroidery, crafting, quilting and more.
Brother Entrepreneur ProX PR1055X Professional Multi-Needle
Brother Entrepreneur ProX PR1055X Professional Multi-Needle
Take a closer look at the revolutionary Entrepreneur® Pro PR1055X, a highly powerful and efficient 10-needle embroidery machine, but with the ease-of-use and reliability that only Brother can provide.
FAQs
Do I have to supply my own materials?

We have some material available for purchase in our store but if you have a specific project in mind, it is probably best to supply your own material.

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.

I never used a sewing machine before, how do I learn?

This is a big part of why we created our SBU trainings! We require them to be completed before most machines can be used.  They are a great starting place to familarize yourself with our equipment before coming in to use them.

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 in order to help build out our inventory for this department.