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Sewing Machine Rentals

Bits of Thread Sewing Studio will close its doors on Saturday, December 17th, 2017. Our cut-off for sewing machine rentals will be December 10th. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Reserve your Rental Prior to Pickup

Not quite ready to invest in a sewing machine but want to have one to practice at home between lessons? You can rent a machine from us at a low cost and use it at home. We  offer a basic  Janome Heavy Duty Sewing Machine model #11558 for rentals. Minimum rental period  is one week.

Please note: we only rent machines to individuals living or staying in the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Machines must be picked up and dropped off at the studio, because we cannot deliver or ship them.


Machine Description Minimum one week (7 day) rental fee
each extra day
Deposit required at the time of rental
Janome 11558 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine Janome Heavy Duty Sewing Machine (model #11558)

  • This is a basic and sturdy mechanical sewing machine, suitable for most home sewing projects. This is a very traditional model with a front loading bobbin (slightly different from the top-loading bobbins of the machines available for classroom use at the studio). DOWNLOAD USER MANUAL
$35/week (minimum  one week rental required) $5/day $100

(rental charges will be deducted from deposit and remaining amount returned when machine is returned with all parts in working order)

*When you come for classes or private lessons, you can always use machines provided at the studio free of charge, or bring your own. Rental fees are only if you would like to rent a sewing machine to take home with you.

How it works:

1. Fill out the form below, specifying your requested rental period and pick-up date. When we receive your form, we will follow up within one business day to confirm machine availability. Rentals are popular, so it’s best to plan ahead to make sure a machine is ready for you.

2. When we contact you, we will create a reservation just for you in our online system and provide details on how you can pay your deposit online. Your rental fees will be taken from the deposit. NOTE: there is a minimum charge for one week minimum rental.  Any unused portion of the deposit will be refunded when the machine is returned. Please note that we only accept credit cards for sewing machine rentals.

3. Come pick up your machine during designated pick-up/drop off hours!


***These are the typical studio hours. We always request that you make an appointment for pick up and drop off to ensure that there is a staff person available to assist you since we have a small staff.***

Monday: 10-5pm
Tuesday: 10-8pm
Wednesday: 10-5pm
Thursday: 10-5pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 10-6pm

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Would like to rent a machine for:
 one week two weeks other period (describe in message)

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Special Notes