Sewing Machines

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The MiY Zone offers basic and intermediate sewing classes and project-oriented programs. 

Registration is required to attend all classes and programs at the Valley Ranch Library. The registration portal for an event will open 1 week prior to the program date. To see open event registrations, visit:

For questions, call (972) 721-4669.

Getting Started

Both creative and functional, sewing is a skill that can be utilized in many ways. 

Get hands on experience with a sewing machine at either South or Valley Ranch

Patrons must provide their own materials for projects such as fabric, thread, zippers, batting, etc. Limited thread colors are available at the MiY Zone. 

All outside thread and fabric must be approved by MiY Zone staff.

All patrons requesting to use a sewing machine must have a valid full privilege Irving Public library card in good standing, complete a safety orientation, and sign user agreement and liability form.

Sewing machines are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and checkout for a two-hour period. Sewing equipment is only available for use inside the MiY Zone.

Machine needles and bobbins are provided by the MiY Zone.

Additional items available for use include an iron and ironing board, cutting mats, and clear rulers.

A dress form is available at Valley Ranch Library only.

Accessories available to checkout:

  • Sewing Kit: includes machine manual, scissors, tape measure, pin cushion, jar of pins, tailor’s chalk, seam ripper, seam gauge
  • Hand Sewing Kit: includes hand-sewing needles, repair needles, safety pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, thimbles, loop turner, point turner, measuring gauge
  • Rotary Cutter: Adults only – do not leave unattended

For safety purposes, all patrons must stay with their sewing projects as they are running. 

Abandoned projects will be canceled.