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Sewing Machines

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

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 or SewArt.
  • 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.