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Sewing & Embroidery at The Hiveembroidery machine

 
The Hive makerspace offers two sewing machines, one serger, and one embroidery machine. The sewing equipment is free to use by any patron with a valid, full privilege Lewisville library card in good standing. Patrons must provide their own materials such as fabric and thread. Sewing tool kits are available for checkout. Be sure to review The Hive User Guidelines for details on using the equipment.

Getting Started

  1. All patrons requesting to use the sewing equipment must have a valid full privilege Lewisville library card in good standing, and complete a training course on proper machinery usage prior to checking out the machine materials. Contact The Hive for training opportunities. 
  2. The sewing equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis and must be checked out at The Hive service desk.
  3. Machine needles and bobbins are specific to the machines and are provided by The Hive.
  4. Additional items available for use include a dress form, iron and ironing board, cutting mats, and hobby table. Sewing kits are available for checkout that include fabric shears, pinking shears, dress maker shears, measuring tape, thimble, needle threader, fabric pencils, pins, seam ripper, hand sewing needles, and rotary cutter.
  5. For safety purposes, all patrons must stay with their sewing projects as they are running. Abandoned projects will be canceled.

Technical Stuff

 Sewing Machines
Brand/Model:  Brother™ CE7070PRW Project Runway™ Limited Edition 
 [click here for the sewing machine Operation Manual]
Features:
  • 70 built-in stitches
  • 7 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles
  • LCD display with push-button stitch selector
  • detachable wide table for larger projects
  • adjustable sewing speed
  • bright, LED-lit work area
  • automatic needle threader
Additional Information:
  • Patron must provide their own fabric and thread.
  • Machine needles and bobbins are specific to the machines and are provided by The Hive.

 

 Embroidery Machine
Brand/Model:  
 Brother™ PE-770 
Embroidery Bed Size:  5" x 7" 
Embroidery Hoops Available: 
  • 5" x 12"
  • 5" x 7"
  • 4" x 4"
  • 1.5"  x  2" oval pocket
  • cap hoop
  • sock hoop
Designs & Fonts Available on the Machine:
Additional Information:
  • Patron must provide their own fabric, stabilizer, and embroidery thread. 
  • Machine needles and bobbins are specific to the machines and are provided by The Hive.
  • Embrilliance embroidery design software is available on any of the Library's public computers or laptops.
  • Patrons may bring their own design saved to a USB drive. Files must be stored on the root directory of the USB and not in a folder. Files in a folder are not recognized by the embroidery machine.

 

 Serger Machine         NOTE: The serger is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Brand/Model:  Singer ProFinish™ 14CG754
Features:
  • 2, 3, or 4 thread stitches
  • adjustable stitch length and width
  • color-coded threading system
  • differential feed adjust fabric feed for smooth seams
  • sewing speed control
  • LED lighting
Additional Information:
  • Patron must provide their own fabric and serger thread.
  • Machine needles and bobbins are specific to the machines and are provided by The Hive.