I know the Sewing SIG meeting was very last min and some can’t attend so I want to give everyone the opportunity to discuss the future of the SIG. Speak now or forever hold your peace. Haha, JK. You can message me privately if you’re shy.
Creative Arts granted Sewing 5K with pending expansion back in March, we used around $600 for supplies. I have an itemized list of the things that were purchased.
What we discussed and voted on from the last three meetings:
-Sell Janomes (~$100 each)
-Sell Current sewing station (~$100)
Additional $700 for equipments and supplies
Items to buy ASAP:
-Three Babylock Zest (https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/bl-zest.php)
-Juki F600: Sewing and Quilting (https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/hzl-600.php)
-Seven rolling chairs: if you know a cheaper option, please let me know (https://www.containerstore.com/s/black-bungee-office-chair/d?productId=10022641&q=bungee%20chair)
-TV: Safety and 101s refresher videos (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4F2P26/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K943CbJJHSEXE)
-Peg boards and organizers
-Full length mirror
-Sewing notions (thread, needles, sewing feet, fabrics, pattern paper, etc)
-Paints/Supplies: @Kriskat30 said we have extra paints, so the extra money set aside for paints will go to more sewing notions.
Things that can be made: I will need volunteers to help build. I will have dimensions. Please and thank you.
-Two Sewing tables with side shelves
-Fabric rolls organizer
-Flatform for Thor so people can sew and not having to worry about sewing their fingers together
Things we will buy once we get settled:
-Juki 8700 (https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewing-machines-industrial-juki-ddl8700.php)
-Commercial Serger. Another option is to buy a bunch of home sergers that sew different finishing stitches.
Things to buy in the future far far away:
-Multicolor embroidery machine
-Long arm quilting machine
Sewing will be moving into the current Digital Media Room.
Plans for sewing room: Attached is the final layout (Solid lines are the items we have; dotted are the items we need to buy/make. Each square is a foot). Room is approximately 12.5x20ish.
I know the room is small, especially with the new items coming in, but we just have to work with what we got. The larger items are on wheels, so we can move things around to make it work… maybe.
We voted to install a door into interactive from Sewing. We also voted to repaint sewing with calm and cool color, similar to the new Digital Media room, so everyone can look at the calming walls and chill when their sewing is not going according to plan.
For safety and convenience, the ping pong table (Teaching and Cutting table) will ALWAYS be down. If you need the extra space for whatever reason and all the other classrooms are taken, you may fold it up, but you will need to put it back down.
We will get the Thor and any new industrial sewing machines RFID. @StanSimmons. Please and thank you!
Someone please tag Diana, Chair of Tour, and anyone else you think will want to be part of the discussion. Thank you!