The Idea Forge has a variety of sewing resources available.  Whether you're working on a course project, developing your entrepreneurial idea, or working on this year's Halloween costume, we have you covered.

If you have questions about sewing or soft goods, please contact Josh Colyer.

How do I...

...drop in and sew?

Stop by the Idea Forge Commons and grab a machine from our sewing cabinet - you can set up shop at one of our large Commons tables. 

...check out a sewing machine?

Stop by the front desk or Makerspace to check out a standard or industrial sewing machine and associated equipment.  

If you have questions about machine check out, please contact Josh Colyer.

...learn to use a sewing machine?

Check out a sewing machine (or use your own) and then watch our sewing videos (below).  You can also take a look at the resource guides for our standard and industrial sewing machines.  

Standard Sewing Machine Resource Guide  Industrial Sewing Machine Resource Guide

If you need additional help, stop by our drop-in Sewing Help Hours.

...get help with my sewing project?

Stop by our drop-in help hours, or schedule a one-on-one meeting with Josh Colyer for help with your sewing project.

...make a packable hammock?

You will need a sewing machine to make a packable hammock.

Reserve a sewing machine and order your Hammock Workshop Kit here
If you have access to a sewing machine, and just need a hammock kit, you can order one here.

You'll find the information you need to make your packable hammok on the Packable Hammock Resource Page.

 

...make a mask?

You will need a sewing machine to make a cloth mask.

Reserve a sewing machine and order your Free Mask Kit here
If you have access to a sewing machine, and just need a mask kit, you can order one here.

You'll find the information you need to make your packable hammok on the Make-a-Mask Resource Page.