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Sewing Machines

This guide offers information about the sewing machines in PPLD's Makerspaces.

Contact the Makerspaces

Library 21c: 
    (719) 531-6333 x1549

East Library: 
    (719) 531-6333  x1372

Sand Creek Library: 
    (719) 531-6333 x7018

Manitou Springs Library: 
    (719) 531-6333 x7004

PPLD sewing machines

Sewing Machines

Pikes Peak Library District's makerspaces provide six (6) different types of sewing machines to support a broad variety of sewing needs.

  • For general sewing projects, and especially for first-time sewers, we recommend starting with the Brother CS6000i/CS7000i
  • Interested in machine embroidery? Check out the Brother SE400 Embroidery Machine, which features a 4x4" embroidery hoop and is compatible with .pes embroidery files created in PE-Design Plus.
  • For seam finishing and general garment construction, we recommend the Brother 1034D Lock Serger.
  • Looking for an impressive variety of decorative stitches? Try out the Husqvarna Viking Opal 650/670 machines, which feature 160-200 different stitches! (Our favorite stitches include snowflakes, bicycles, RV campers, and cherries!)
  • For quilting projects (including free-motion quilting), try out the straight stitch JUKI TL-2010Q. This machine sews even stitches, loads balanced bobbins (every time!) and can sew up to 1,500 stitches per minute.
  • Have a heavy-duty project? Sew through leather, tarps, truck bed covers, and more with the straight stitch walking foot Ultrafeed LS-1.

Please note, some machines are only available at certain makerspace locations. Select a machine from the menu on the left for more information on availability and for guides and tutorials.