The Makery

User Guide: Sewing Machines

Sewing Machine

Check out a Sewing Machine to use at home or Reserve It to use in the Makery.

What is it?

The Makery offers multiple sewing machines, including a Janome Magnolia 7330 and several Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 machines. These machines are available for patrons to sew their projects in the Makery. Both machines offer dozens of stitch functions with adjustable stitch length and width. The Janome Magnolia 7330 is accessibility friendly and is foot-pedal optional with a start/stop button.

What can I do?

The sewing machines are available to patrons for sewing projects. Patrons can use them to hem pants, make quilts, sew decorative stitches, make buttonholes, and more.

What does the Makery provide?

  • Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 machines
  • Janome Magnolia 7330 machine
  • Bobbin
  • Universal needles
  • Leather needles
  • Denim needles
  • Various presser foots
  • Irons
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins

What materials do I need?

  • Sewing thread
  • Fabric
  • Other material for project


Tips & Tricks

  • The Library of Extraordinary Things has Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 machines available to check-out and take home.
  • Use the Makery’s Accuquilt for cutting fabric for quilting patterns and projects.
  • The Makery’s Serger is available for overlock and rolled hems.

Resources for Face Masks

The AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter has several die cuts for creating face masks. Below is a list of tutorial videos and available dies in the Makery.

Reserve a Sewing Machine


  • Call (630) 279-8696 or email about your reservation
  • Reservations are limited to one-hour
  • One reservation a day
  • Maximum of two upcoming reservations
  • Reservation requests can be made every week starting Monday at 9:00 a.m.


Note: First time users will receive an email request to opt-in to receive email from the system. The link in this email must be clicked within 24 hours.