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Jump to: Inventables CARVEYSilhouette CAMEO + Cricut Explore AirLaser CutterKnitting Machine3D PrintersEmbroidery MachinePoster PrinterPaper CutterSewing MachinesCuttlebugSizzix Big ShotDremelLaminatorSoldering EquipmentJumbo Cutting MatsButton MakersEllison Prestige Pro MachineT-Shirt PressXyron Creative Station

The Makery is constantly evolving based on how you use the space. The equipment and amenities below are just some of the items to create with while in the space. Let us know if there is something else you’re interested in! Email maker@elmhurst.org

Inventables CARVEY

Easy-to-use software partners with a self-contained CNC router to create items out of wood, metal, plastic, and more.

Manufacturer user manual

First Timer’s Guide

Silhouette CAMEO + Cricut Explore Air

Cut materials including paper, cardstock, vinyl, and fabric to create projects for home, business, school, or hobby.

Manufacturer user manual: Silhouette CAMEO | Cricut Explore Air

First time user’s guide: Silhouette CAMEO | Cricut Explore Air (coming soon!)

Laser Cutter

Etch, carve, or cut materials, including curved and round items, with this precise and detailed machine.

Manufacturer user manual

First time user’s guide

Book time on the laser cutter today at elmlib.org/lasercutter!

Knitting Machine

Just crank and watch your creations grow before your eyes. Simply turn the handle to knit—no knitting experience required. We also have a swift and ball winder.

Manufacturer user manual

First time user’s guide

3D Printers

With a Lulzbot Taz 6 and two MakerBot 3D printers, users can design and create real items, including prototypes.

Cost: 10¢/gram ($1 minimum)

How to Create Your Own Designs | Find Pre-made Designs

Submit a 3D Print job

Manufacturer user manual: Lulzbot Taz 6 | MakerBot

First time user’s guide: Lulzbot Taz 6 | MakerBot

Embroidery Machine

It’s easy to embellish fabric with 160 built-in embroidery designs and six fonts loaded on this embroidery machine.

Manufacturer user manual

Designs loaded on our machine

First time user’s guide

Poster Printer

Make color prints on standard white paper. Paper is 42 inches wide. Minimum poster size is 20 inches on one side. No specialty or glossy rolls of paper are available. (Ask us about 11×17 printing.)

Cost: 50¢/linear inch – Payment by cash or check only.

Learn more about the Poster Printer

Paper Cutter

Designed and engineered in Germany, this trimmer feature a revolutionary safety guard that rotates around the cutting blade to ensure complete protection. Cut several sheets of paper at a time as well as mat board. The automatic paper clamp provides even pressure along the entire cutting surface and securely holds your work in place to prevent fanning. Cut length: up to 21 inches.

Manufacturer user manual

Sewing Machines

Features 60 stitch functions, including utility, decorative and stretch stitches as well as a one-step buttonhole. Adjustable stitch length
and width.

Manufacturer user manual


Cut and emboss paper, tissue paper, foils, acetate ribbon, thin leather, and more!

Manufacturer user manual

Sizzix Big Shot

Big Shot Machine offers plenty of  versatility of working with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Plus and Bigz Pro dies). If that wasn’t big enough, this portable roller machine cuts and embosses many different materials. Create your own one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, home décor, fashion, altered art, quilting and much more!

Manufacturer user manual

Sizzix 101 (Project ideas and how to get started)


The Dremel 4000 variable speed rotary tool offers the highest performance and most versatility of all Dremel rotary tools. The increased strength of its motor plus electronic feedback circuitry enables consistent performance at all speed levels. Dremel 4000 can use all existing Dremel rotary tool accessories and attachments plus high-performance attachments to complete the widest range of projects. A slim, ergonomic body provides a 360-degree grip zone for comfort and control in any grip position.

Manufacturer user manual

Project Ideas


The GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65 roll laminator laminates items up to 21″ wide. Warms up in 10 minutes and has a built-in trimmer.

Cost: $3/foot

Manufacturer user manual

Soldering Equipment

Manufacturer user manual

Jumbo Cutting Mats

self healing | 34×22 inches

Button Makers

Click here to see what size to make your art and what size the buttons are!


  • Small: 25¢/button
  • Medium: 50¢/button
  • Large: 50¢/button

Ellison Prestige Pro Machine

Cut many different materials and thicknesses using Ellison SureCut and ClearCrop Dies. There is also an assortment of dies in many shapes, including a full alphabet.

Manufacturer user manual

T-Shirt Press

This manual clamshell heat press can get up to 500° for transferring images (up to 14″x14″) onto cotton and polyester garments, canvas bags, mouse mats, ceramic tiles, T-shirts/shirts/sweatpants, jigsaw puzzles and more.

First Timer’s Guide | Avery Fabric Transfer Instructions | Inspiration

Xyron Creative Station

Use cold lamination to create stickers and magnets with paper, burlap, fabric, felt, foam acrylic, wood and much more.

Create instantly – without heat or electricity there is no waiting. Safe for you and the environment – cartridges are acid-free and non-toxic giving off no odor and making no mess. Insert items up to 1/8th inches thick


  • Laminate 50¢/foot
  • Sticker 50¢/foot
  • Magnet $2.50/foot

Manufacture User ManualProject Inspiration | Tips & Tricks