Melba Hall’s new fit-out is as beautiful as it is creative, with each area serving a unique purpose. Each space can be hired for your creative needs, no matter their form. If you’d like to teach, learn, create or simply find inspiration, we have a space that can be personalised to you

Industrial space

With seven industrial machines available for hire, this space is perfect for semi-professional makers, small business owners, sewing production students and any person interested in trying out an industrial machine. Whether you’re hiring this space to teach a skill or for your own use, the industrial space has everything you need to create something magical.

Equipment Available:

  • 2 x single lockstitch sewing machine
  •  2 x 5 thread overlockers (one with a gathering attachment)
  •  1 x coverstitch machine
  •  1 x walking foot
  • 1x blind hemmer
  •  2 x full body dressmaker dummies
  •  Semi industrial boiler iron

Tinkering space

This is your space if you want to teach a class or host a workshop or presentation. Equipped with a smart TV and tables that sit up to 16 people, the space also has 4.5 x 1.5m of table surface with ceiling-mounted electrical cords suitable for 6-8 domestic machines. A dream space for people new to the art of sewing and a comfortable setting for groups.

Equipment Available:

  • 8 x domestic sewing machines
  • 2 x domestic overlockers
  • 1 x domestic coverstitch machine
  • 1 x domestic iron
  • 1 x adjustable dressmaker dummy

The Projection Space

If you’ve ever been curious about utilising projectors in your work, this space has all you need to learn this handy technique. A great skill to master for sewing enthusiasts and fashion design students alike. We can’t wait to see your creations.

Equipment Available:

  • 2 x 1.8 x 1.15m graphic design tables
  • Shelf mounted ultra short throw projector
  • Ceiling mounted short throw projector

Crafting space

This is the space to get creative with 2.7 x 1.8m of table surface, suitable for seating up to six. We have some exciting equipment available for hire in this room, so perhaps it’s time to branch out and try something new?

Equipment Available:

  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut Heat Press
  • Sizzix die cutting machine

Other tools and equipment available

We also have an array of other tools and equipment available for hire

  • 2 x female full body dressmaker dummies (a size 12 and 14)
  • 2 x A2 light tables
  • Hot knife
  • Soldering iron
  • Handheld steamer
  • Industrial hole punch
  • Semi-industrial snap press
  • A0 pattern printing
  • Semi-industrial button cover press
  • Laundry facilities for fabric dyeing
  • A selection of quality fabrics, tools and notions (available for purchase)