Makerspace – Sewing Machines

Sewing Machines

Use our sewing machines to sew your projects together much more quickly than with a needle and thread! 

A Few Things You Can Make 

  • Clothing – including alterations and repairs 
  • Home Décor Items 
  • Quilt Squares 
  • Soft Toys 

What’s Available? 

What You’ll Need 

  • The Library provides sewing machine needles, black and white all-purpose thread with bobbins, scissors, an iron, and other basic sewing supplies to use with our sewing machines.  
  • If you need thread in a different type or color than the Library provides, please plan to bring your own, as well as the appropriate sewing machine needles and Class 15 bobbins.  
  • You’ll need to bring your own fabric, as well as any specialty supplies needed for your project.  

Safety Considerations 

  • Turn off the sewing machine before changing needles or presser feet. 
  • Keep your fingers/hands away from the sewing machine needle when the machine is running. 
  • If the sewing machine malfunctions, do not attempt to repair it. Contact Library Staff immediately for assistance. 
  • Members under the age of 13 must have a parent/guardian actively supervising them when using this equipment. 

How to Make a Reservation 

In order to make a reservation to use any Makerspace equipment, you will need: 

  • A library card under the name of the person who will be using the equipment 
  • A signed waiver for the person who will be using the equipment. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent/legal guardian sign the waiver on their behalf. 

Then, fill out the Makerspace Equipment Interest form to get started. 

Additional Resources 

  • Access Craftsy in English and Spanish for free with your Library Card. 
  • Access Gale Presents: Udemy for free with your Library Card. Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. 
  • Montavilla Sewing has a nice orientation to the Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 on YouTube  


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