Soft Lab

➜ New to sewing? Start with the Singer 4432 Machine and its tutorial.

➜ For intermediate and advanced users, the Juki HZL-F600 offers added controls and stitches that may be useful and fun to explore. Be sure to refer to the Juki tutorials.

Sewing Machines

Singer 4432 Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty Basic / Mechanical Sewing Machine

  • Straight and Zig-Zag Stitches plus 20 other stitches
  • One-step buttonholes
  • Drop feed dogs for free motion sewing (Free Hand Embroidery)
  • Uses Class 15 Bobbin

Juki HZL-F600

Computerized Machine with Alphanumeric Embroidery

  • 225 stitches including 16 professional buttonholes and 4 lettering fonts
  • Uses Class 15 Bobbin
  • Additional Accessories available for checkout. See Shop Staff to Check out Accessory Bag

Embroidery Machines

Note: These are Embroidery only machines. They are not currently setup for regular sewing and can be damaged if the embroidery are is improperly removed and/or reattached.

➜ New to machine embroidery? Start with our Hello World tutorial.

Singer Futura XL 400


See Shop Staff for PC Laptop (w/cables) and/or Software CD

  • Singer Futura (Not available for download)
    • Pre-installed on Laptop. See Shop Staff to check out. Requires PC laptop with software to run machine.
    • If you would like a copy on your person PC laptop, please check out the CD from the Shop Staff. Additionally, Singer provides occasional updates which are located here (Note that you will need the CD to install the update).
    • Our current software license does not include digitizing images. There is additional CD with designs available from the Shop Staff.
  • Uses Singer Class 15J Bobbins Only
    • These bobbins are not interchangeable with the other machines. Metal bobbins are not recommended by Singer.
  • Required file format(s):
  • Requires USB to AB cable to connect Laptop to Machine.
  • Large and Small hoops available
  • Warning: This machine is heavy and awkward to handle. Please take care when moving this machine as not to drop it.

Brother PE-770

Embroidery (Currently our of order)

Other sewing Machines

Juki MO-644D

Serger/Overlock Machine

  • Please schedule time with shop staff to learn how to thread and use this machine.

Vinyl Cutter

Silhouette Cameo 4

  • Cutting Area: 12 in. x 24 in. with a cutting mat, 12 in. x 60 ft.* with lined media (when using built-in roll feeder)
  • Matless cutting options available depending on material type. Materials with liners or backing, such as vinyl, heat transfer, and sticker sheets can be fed directly into the Cameo 4 without a cutting mat. The Cameo 4 also offers a special “Pop-out” cutting feature for paper and cardstock materials where a cutting mat is not required.
  • Maximum Media Thickness: 3 mm (118.11 mils)
  • Minimum System Requirements: Windows 7 or higher or Mac OS X 10.10 or higher, 2 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 2 GB available disk space, USB port, High speed internet connection (recommended)
  • Requires Silhouette Studio® software version 4.3.341 or higher

Misc. Equipment, Tools and Accessories

  • Loom
  • Silk Screen
  • Left Handed Paper Scissors
  • Fabric Shears (Right and Left Handed) (Labeled FABRIC ONLY)
  • Pinking Shears (Right and Left Handed)(Labeled FABRIC ONLY)
  • Hand Sewing Needles
  • Hand Sewing Needle Threading Tool
  • Machine Needles (Stretch and Woven)
  • Class 15 Bobbins (Singer 4432 and Juki HZL-F600)
  • Thimbles
  • Dressmaker Pins
  • Seam Rippers
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Standard Sewing Thread
  • Overlock Thread (Juki Serger/Overlock Machine)
  • Full body female dress form size 8
    • With collapsible shoulders and removable arms
  • Steam Irons
  • Ironing Board and Table Mats
  • Assorted Fabric Glues
  • Pressing Ham
  • Dressmakers Rulers
  • Embroidery Hoops
  • Six-size Hole Punch
  • Cutting Mat(s)
  • Assorted Leather Carving Tools
  • Large Cone Thread Holder
    • Want to print your own? Check out this tutorial.
  • Various Conductive Thread
  • Pre-filled Bobbins
  • Ribbon
  • Conductive Fiber (Adafruit)
    • Stainless Steel 20um – 10 gram