Sewing Machines

Please note: As Elma Turner Library is currently closed, sewing machines are only available at the Nightingale Library Memorial. Please check back for any updates on this service


Nelson Public Libraries is offering free access to sewing machines for customers to use for their personal projects.

The library will supply the sewing machine and the following equipment: scissors, pins and needles, tape measures, seam ripper,  bobbins, and black and white thread.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Sewing Machines are available for use at Nightingale Library Memorial, Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm.
  •  You must be aged 16+ and confident using a sewing machine.
  • The first time you use a sewing machine at the library, you will need to have a 10-15 minute induction with a staff member that will cover operating the machine and health and safety.
  • You will need to bring your own fabric and other materials.

If you would like to book in to use a sewing machine, please complete the form below, or contact us on 03 546 8100.