Textiles & Sewing

Weave into a new hobby.

Safety

Sewing machines present minimal danger and do not require authorization, though we do offer guided workshops. Be mindful when using fabric scissors and seam rippers.

Our Sewing Machines

Brother CS-6000i Computerized Sewing Machine

  • Capable of 60 different stitches, including several automatic button-hole stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Includes oversized work table and free arm for larger projects or sleeves

Brother SE-400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

  • Capable of 67 different stitches, including several automatic button-hole stitches
  • 4″ x 4″ embroidery area
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Contains a library of embroidery designs, and can be interfaced with via USB

Brother 1034D Compact Overlock Serger

  • Perfect for adding a professional finish to garment hems and seams
  • Stitch options include a 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, narrow hem, rolled hem, and ribbon lock

Provided Materials and Software

Available Materials

We have a cabinet of assorted fabrics for making patterns and practicing stitching and hemming skills. In addition, we’ve got all the sewing and embroidery equipment you’ll need for any project.

 

  • Sewing thread
  • Embroidery thread
  • Pins and sewing needles
  • Shears
  • Measuring and marking tools
  • Mannequin
  • Yarn
  • Twine
  • Crochet sets
  • Knitting needles
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Flexible rulers
  • Sewing gauges
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Interfacing
  • Various elastics and trim
  • Buttons

Software

Our sewing machines do not require special software or computer connection. If you’d like to download additional embroidery patterns, you can do so here.

Machine Instructions

If you need a refresher after your workshop, visit our Machine Instructions page for workshop syllabi.