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:
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.
Book a Level 03 Sewing Machine 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:
- Level 00 MSD Building Induction
- Level 01 Safety Induction (Online)
- Level 02 In-person Safety Induction
- Level 03 Machine Specific Safety Induction
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.
How to get started
There is no cost to using the sewing machine. You should bring your own materials and thread.