Using the Sewing Machine

MCLS has sewing machines to use at the library! They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Blake Library
    • Brother SE400 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
  • Peter & Julie Cummings Library
    • Brother SE400 Sewing and Embroidery Machines (2)
    • Singer Sewing Machine

When you visit the library, see the Information Desk. We will use your library card to check-out the sewing machine accessories and supplies. The library has fabric shears, thread, mats, and some fabric scraps. You're also welcome to bring your own supplies!

Please note that all sewing machine users must first sign a Library Liability Waiver. Users under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian's signature.

How to Get Started

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The library and the Internet offer a wealth of information and resources on sewing - machines, notions, and tools. Here are some of our favorites!

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The Brother SE400 offers the simplicity and ease appropriate for beginners and more advanced features for experienced sewists to explore, including an embroidery attachment. 


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The Singer 4452 is a heavy-duty sewing machine, great for projects that use thicker materials including denim and canvas.