Equipment Resource Center (ERC)


N2 General Shop

Specialty Sewing Lab

Open to: all students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes
University Center, 63 Fifth Ave, Room 518, 5th Floor   •  

Academic Year 2020-21 Update

We are open by appointment only this spring.

Students who have completed the required orientations may request the use of the Sonobond or Edge Skiver machines in the Lab. We are not currently able to offer additional orientations on the above machines this semester. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access (see eligibility and requirements).

Other machines are located throughout the classrooms and are available by reservation. Machine seats are grouped by process.

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


Mandatory Orientation

In person orientations will not be offered in Summer 2021. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access.

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 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 Specialty Sewing Lab

The Specialty Sewing Lab is equipped with 25+ machines for garment finishing and special materials construction. The threading diagrams provided below show you how to set up each machine.

Self care is part of making great work. The tutorials provided below will help you work ergonomically, no matter where you are working this semester, and give you some helpful tools to support the best sewing outcomes with the least amount of stress.

Due to covid protocols, we are unable to facilitate fabric donations this semester.

Left your personal items in a sewing construction classroom last year? We are still holding on to them for you! email to ask about retrieving personal sewing supplies left behind.

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