Sewing Machine

What is the Sewing Machine?

A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. The FabLab’s  sewing machine is located in the Robotics Lab and capable of sewing through thicker materials such as leather as well as fabric.


The Robotics Lab offers a range of training to help you learn how to use the sewing machine. This training includes:

  1. Download Guidelines

    Download and read through the Sewing Machine Guidlines. This will introduce you to all you need to know to get started on the sewing machine.

  2. Book a Level 03 Sewing Machine Induction

    Book Level 03 Induction

For a full explanation of the training available visit the Training Page.


The equipment in the Robotics Lab (G23) is available for you to book and use when you have completed the required safety training and inductions. To use the robot arms you must complete the following:

The Robotics Lab Open Access sessions take place every weekday afternoon, Monday – Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. End Effectors and Tools are only to be booked during Open Access.

Open Access times are available for all students from MSD, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Tools are only able to be booked out during Open Access.

For more information about the Safety Training and Inductions for the Robotics Lab head to the Access page.

Book Sewing Machine

How to get started

  1. Complete Inductions

    Complete the required Safety Inductions as detailed in the Access section.

  2. Book Sewing Machine

    Book the Sewing Machine - The sewing machine can be book in 30 minute or 1 hour sessions during open access (1:00pm to 5:00pm)

    Book Sewing Machine


There is no cost to using the sewing machine. You should bring your own materials and thread.