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Sewing Machines

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

Husqvarna Viking Opal 650/670

Husqvarna Viking Opal 650/670

The Husqvarna Viking® Opal™ 650/670 is a computerized sewing machine with 160-200 stitch styles, featuring an automatic needle threader, speed control, automatic tacking stitch, presser foot pressure regulation, needle up/down positioning, a built-in free arm, 8" sewing surface, seven (7) accessory feet, and the exclusive SEWING ADVISOR® feature. This robust machine is a great tool for those familiar with computerized sewing machines, or those looking for a broad range of stitch styles.

PPLD provides two different models of the Husqvarna Viking® Opal™: 650 and 670. The primary differences between the machines includes expanded built-in stitches, an automatic thread cutter, touch screen LCD, and automatic thread tension adjustment, which are all unique features of the 670 model. Find a full comparison overview in the resources below.

Basic Specifications

  • Weight (lbs): 21
  • Maximum sewing speed: determined based on selected stitch
  • Stitches: 160-200 built-in stitches, including quilting, utility, and decorative styles
    • 650 model has 160 stitches
    • 670 model has 200 stitches
  • Stitch length: 0 mm - 28 mm (maximum stitch length determined by selected stitch design)
  • Stitch width: 0 mm - 7 mm
  • Bobbin type: Husqvarna Group 7 Designer Series (plastic) bobbins
  • Needles: Home machine needles (130/705 H / HAx1 / 15x1), sizes 75/11 - 100/16
  • Included feet: Buttonhole; Zigzag; Decorative; Zipper; Blind Hem; Buttonhole (manual); Sensor One-Step Buttonhole; Edging
  • 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.

Availability

The Husqvarna Viking® Opal™ 650 is available at Library 21c and Sand Creek Library, while the Husqvarna Viking® Opal™ 670 is at East Library.

Sewing Machines are available by reservation at all makerspace locations. Reservations are for 1 to 2 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 on our website: ppld.org/create 

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.

Tutorials

Manufacturer Resources