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Library Makerspace

The Library Makerspace is temporarily closed to walk-in use while the campus is closed due to Covid-19. We look forward to seeing you again when it is safe to do so.

Textile crafts

The Library Makerspace offers a variety of tools for textile crafting, embroidery and sewing, including:

  • crochet hooks
  • knitting needles
  • embroidery hoops & floss
  • sewing needles and threads

We have a small amount of yarns for you to learn with, but not enough for a whole project. Feel free to bring your own yarns, and leave extra to share.

The Library Makerspace has basic tools available for sewing project use: scissors, rotary cutters, seam rippers and some thread. Students are responsible for providing their own fabric and notions (zippers, buttons, elastic, etc).

Safety

  • Pay close attention when operating sewing machines and Serger
  • Keep fingers, hair, and loose clothing away from moving parts
  • Do not use if machine is damaged or not working properly
  • Keep ventilation openings open and free of lint, dust or loose cloth
  • Do not drop or insert anything into machine openings
  • Do not push or pull fabric; it may cause the needle to break
  • Turn machine off when threading, changing the needle or changing the presser foot

Janome MyStyle 100 Sewing Machine

The Library Makerspace has two Janome MyStyle 100 sewing machines available for use in the Library Makerspace. The Mystyle 100 is a basic mechanical sewing machines with simple dials suitable for new users to learn on. The machine has 15 different stitches, the ability to make button holes and an easy oversized reverse button. Check out these easy beginner projects!

Serger

The Library Makerspace has one Brothers Lock 1034D Serger available for use. The serger helps create a clean finish on hems and seams using a four thread overlock stitch. The serger is especially helpful when sewing with stretchy knit fabrics, creating a seam that stretches with the wearer and is less likely to break. The serger can also be used to create decorative finishes with matching or contrasting threads on hems or exposed seams. A few good first serger projects are:

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