Sewing, Knitting, and Embroidery

Everyone in the JMU community is welcome and encouraged to use our sewing, embroidery, and other textile arts tools and facilities. However, you must complete a brief training on how to use the machines and must sign a form stating that you’ll follow a few basic safety rules before you may do so. The easiest way to receive training is by making an appointment or attending one of our workshops!

Sewing & Knitting Supplies

The Makery has a collection of tools and supplies for sewing and knitting, including:

  • Modern Bernina 1008 sewing machines (view the instruction manual)
  • Bernina Serger
  • Brother “Dream Machine 2” sewing and embroidery machine (documentation)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tailor’s ham
  • Yarn swift and ball winder
  • Various measurement and marking tools (rulers, chalk, fabric pens, etc.)
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mats
  • A variety of shears, scissors, and snips
  • Thread
  • Fabric
  • Yarn
  • Snaps, buttons, zippers, etc.

Sewing Resources


The Makery also has a Brother “Dream Machine 2” sewing and embroidery machine.