Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Michigan State University Libraries
Hollander Makerspace
366 W. Circle Dr.
East Lansing , MI 48824
United States

Selma D. & Stanley C. Hollander
Makerspace

Sewing Machines

 

Brother sewing machine

Brother Project Runway
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Elna sewing machine

 
Elna 340
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Janome serger

 
Janome MOD-8893
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Janome embroidery machine

 
Janome Memory Craft 400E
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Ripped your favorite pants? Want to make your own clothes? Have a textile based class project? You’ve come to the right place! Our Sewing MakeStation offers four different sewing machines to accommodate a range of sewing projects!

Brother sewing machine

Brother Project Runway Computerized Sewing Machine

This sewing machine can be used without a foot pedal!

With 165 unique built-in stitches, this machine is perfect for everything from constructing garments to quilting. This machine comes with 8 quick change presser feet including, zigzag, buttonhole, zipper, button sewing, overcasting, blind stitch, monogramming, and quilting feet.

Elna sewing machine

Elna 340

Our mechanical Elna 340 has 26 stitches and 6 presser feet. It is an easy to use, versatile machine that can handle multi-layer projects just as easily as it can handle straightforward alterations. Great for sewing anything from a pair of jeans to a quilt.

Janome serger

Janome MOD-8893 Serger

Looking for a fast and strong stitch for lightweight, stretchy, and heavy fabrics alike? Our serger is the solution for you! This compact machine gives a wide range of serging features with 3 or 4 thread operation. We provide white and black thread, for any specialty colors, please bring your own serger thread.

Janome embroidery machine

Janome Memory Craft 400E Embroidery Machine

This embroidery machine makes it easy to personalize and embellish your projects with a professional looking finish! Our embroidery machine has 160 built-in embroidery designs, 6 fonts for monogramming, and a USB port for importing new designs. We have a variety of hoop sizes for the machine and a standard set of embroidery thread. Please note that you cannot use regular thread with this machine.

Materials Provided:

  • Seam ripper
  • Fabric Scissors 
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Thread (no color guarantee)
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Fabric scraps to test stitches with
  • Variety of sewing accessories
  • Various machine specific accessories