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Sewing Construction Classrooms & Workrooms

Open to: all students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes
University Center, 63 Fifth Ave, rooms 400, 402, 405, 406, 412, 417, 418, 428, 429, 430, 500, 504, 506, 509, 510, 511, 515, 516 (AY2020/21 additional rooms: 300, 305, 306, 310)   •  

Academic Year 2020-21 Update

We are open by appointment only this spring.

Students who were oriented to specialty machines in the past will retain access. (see eligibility and requirements).

Additionally, the orientation for University Center (UC) industrial sewing facilities is now offered via Canvas.

There is no in-room storage this spring.

Thank you for your patience and understanding! Please email us if you have any questions.

Mandatory Orientation

The orientation for University Center (UC) industrial sewing facilities is now offered via Canvas.

Technician Consultation

If you are local to NYC and would like to request a space reservation, please follow the building selection and testing steps outlined the access protocol carefully, and schedule a technician consultation using the link below.

During your consultation, the technician will speak with you about your project, direct you to the best resources to support your work, and assist you in requesting your space reservation at getspace.newschool.edu. The technician can also help you reserve additional tools needed for your days on campus via Tool Checkout.

If you are not local and need remote help, you may schedule a technician consultation for advice regarding off-campus making-based projects.

About the Sewing Construction Classrooms & Workrooms

The rooms contain a variety of industrial sewing machines, grouped by process and available by reservation only. Technicians are not able to assist on machines in the moment; please come to your consultation prepared to discuss your machine comfort level so we can best support you.

Click on the names below to find the associated threading diagrams.

For additional sewing resources and guides on these machines, check the Specialty Sewing Lab webpage.