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Sewing Machines

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


The Brother CS6000i/CS7000i is a computerized sewing and quilting machine, featuring an automatic needle threader, speed control, needle up/down positioning, an optional table extension, built-in free arm, and nine (9) accessory feet. This light-weight machine is a great starter machine for sewing novices, or for those less familiar with computerized sewing machines.

Basic Specifications

  • Weight (lbs): 13
  • Maximum sewing speed: 850 stitches per minute
  • Stitches: 60-70 built-in stitches, including quilting, utility, and decorative styles
    • CS6000i model has 60 stitches
    • CS7000i model has 70 stitches
  • Stitch length: 0 mm - 5 mm
  • Stitch width: 0 mm - 7 mm
  • Bobbin type: SA156, class 15 (plastic) bobbins
  • Needles: Home machine needles (130/705 H / HAx1 / 15x1), sizes 75/11 - 100/16
  • Included feet: Buttonhole; Zigzag; Zipper; Blindstitch; Overcasting; Monogramming; Button Fitting; Walking; Quilting (Spring Action)
  • Acceptable fabrics: thin, medium weight, stretch, and some thick fabrics (such as corduroy, tweed, or thin denim)
    • Remember to always match your needle type and size to the weight and type of your fabric! Check the Resources guide for more information about thread and needle types.


The Brother CS6000i computerized sewing and quilting machine is available at East Library and Library 21c, while the Brother CS7000i is available at Sand Creek Library and Manitou Springs Library.

Sewing Machines are available by reservation at all makerspace locations. Reservations are for 1 to 4 hours, up to 2 times a month. They can be made up to one week in advance. Walk-ins are permitted - even if both reservations have already been used - however, usage of the machine cannot be guaranteed. See the link at the bottom of this box to reserve one of the sewing machines.

Learn more about the makerspaces and hours of operation on our website: 

Sewing Notions

Explore the General Information tab of this guide for a quick list of provided notions (most available free of charge), such as thread, needles, pins, measuring tape, and cutting tools.

Manufacturer Resources