Make things that help your community
Mask making for with the Oakland Community PPE program or use textiles tools to prototype and design new gear.
Excellent selection of machinesFor sewing everything!
Solid Steel from the 1930'sThis walking foot-machine is set up for leather sewing and upgraded with a servo motor for all the control
Using lasers and spray glue you can silkscreen unique creations.
This specialty machine will change how you look at hemming forever.
This Juki overlock machine is perfect for all your stretchy and knit materials.
Supplies and machines
The textiles program has a modular design based in the reconfigurable space of Cowroking. There is a variety of tables and chairs, including two large rolling cut tables and rotary mats. We have a large variety of tools, fabrics and notions that are available for member use.
Training and certification
While the basic sewing machines don’t require certification, we do require that you take a class or get training to be certified to use the heavy duty Pfaff and Cowboy machines. The Juki Serger and the Janome Coverstitch machines both require certification or supervision.
We have a basic complement of leather hand-working tools to go along with our Pfaff walking foot heavy-duty leather sewing machine. This includes a really nice complement of Buckle Guy hardware, dies, and presses.
All the basic tools for both traditional and non-traditional silkscreening are available. We often use laser-cut mylar stencils to create the resist for quick silkscreen runs.