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3D PrintersAccuquilt GO!Bottle CutterButton MakersCricut Maker & Cricut Explore Air • CuttlebugDremelEllison Prestige Pro MachineEmbroidery MachineInventables CARVEYJumbo Cutting MatsKnitting MachineLaminatorLaser CutterPaper CutterPoster PrinterSewing MachinesSilhouette CAMEOSizzix Big ShotSoldering Equipment • Heat PressXyron Creative StationCricut EasyPressSerger •  Various Tools

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 makery@elmlib.org

Inventables CARVEY

Easy-to-use software partners with a self-contained CNC router to create items out of wood, aluminium, plastic, and more. Reserve the Carvey starting Tuesday, October 22!

Manufacturer user manual

First Timer’s Guide

Silhouette CAMEO

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

Manufacturer user manual: Silhouette CAMEO

First time user’s guide: Silhouette CAMEO 

Cricut Maker & Cricut Explore Air

Cut materials including paper, cardstock, vinyl, and fabric to create projects for home, business, school, or hobby. Create an account and make your designs online through Cricut Design Space. Reserve a Cricut Maker starting Tuesday, October 29!

Manufacturer user manual: Cricut Maker | Cricut Explore Air

First time user’s guide: Cricut Maker and Explore Air 2

Cricut Basics Handout | Cricut Design Space Basics Handout

Laser Cutter

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

Manufacturer user manual

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

Check one out!

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

New! Embroidery Machine

It’s easy to embellish fabric with built-in embroidery designs and fonts loaded on this embroidery machine. Reserve beginning Thursday, October 24.

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 with adjustable stitch length and width, including utility, decorative and stretch stitches as well as a one-step buttonhole. The Makery provides empty bobbins, pins, various presser foots (see manual), fabric scissors and rotary cutters, and universal, leather, and jean needles. Patrons must provide fabric, thread, and other material for the project.

Manufacturer user manual


The Cuttlebug has been discontinued by Cricut and is no longer available for use in the Makery.

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)

Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter

The GO! is a die cut machine that cuts your fabric for quilting quickly and easily. We have the following dies for use:

Instruction Guide

Learn from Accuquilt’s Website

Quilting patterns can be purchased and downloaded from Accuquilt.

Create your own pattern using GO! Quilt.


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 | List of Ellison Die Cut Shapes

Heat 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


Bottle Cutter

Creator’s Bottle Cutter is designed to score bottles to cut open. The Bottle Cutter uses a carbide cutting head to score the bottles. Maximum cut is 10.5″. Patrons can then bring the bottle home to thermal shock and break apart.

Manufacture User Manual | Manufacturer’s Website | Video Tutorial

Cricut EasyPress

The Cricut EasyPress 2 is an alternative to the clamshell Heat Press. The EasyPress has a 9″x9″ hot plate and is ideal for items of unique shapes or thickness. The EasyPress can be used with printable transfer paper, heat transfer vinyl (or iron-on vinyl), and Infusible Ink designs.

Manufacture Website | Manufacture User Manual | Cricut EasyPress Heat Guide

Serger (New!)

The Brother 1034DX serger, also known as an overlock sewing machine, is used to sew a seam, trim off raw edges, and finish an edge all at the same time.

The Serger is unavailable every Thursday 4-6 p.m. during the Makery’s Sensory Friendly Hours.

Manufacture User Manual
First Timer’s Guide


Various Hand Tools

The Makery has various hand tools available to use in the space. This includes, but is not limited to, hand saws, screw drivers, a power drill, wire cutters, pliers, clamps, a vise, and an anvil.