Sewing basics on a table: scissors, tape measure, pins with coloured heads, fabric and a pattern that says how to make a classic Boomerang Bag.

New Workshop: Sewing Basics in the MakerSpace

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew?

Let us introduce you to straight sewing, backstitch, assembling a basic pattern, seams and ironing. By the end of this workshop you’ll have basic sewing machine skills and will have made your very own Boomerang Bag to take home.

Where: Ourimbah Library MakerSpace (IRC-107).

All materials provided, all you need to bring is your enthusiasm! Places are limited so book now.

Learn a skill, make with us!


Ourimbah MakerSpace wants you!

A table with scissors, rotary cutter, washi tape, paper and post-its on it.Photo by Jo Szczepanska on Unsplash

Do you love coding, sewing, knitting, crochet, craft, origami, collage, zines, 3D printing or LEGO? Would you like to share what you know in a friendly and fun space? If the answers are yes, the MakerSpace wants you!

We are looking for students and staff who would like to share their skills in the MakerSpace. You can run a workshop, give a lunchtime learning talk, or simply sit, chat and create. We provide the equipment, supplies, support and space, you provide the skills – simple!

Come and talk to Sally, Naomi, Jake, Linda or Samantha in the MakerSpace from 2 September or send an email to Sally the MakerSpace Coordinator.




LEGO Boost, Mindstorm and Classic sitting in front of a dark grey wall with white dots

Ourimbah MakerSpace opens in September

Ourimbah Library MakerSpace is nearly finished! We’ve gone from an empty room to a creative, collaborative space that’s almost ready for current students and staff to use. MakerSpace staff are busy setting up the sewing and embroidery machines, 3D printers and computers and *testing* the board games and LEGO!

You’ll be able to bring your own project to work on in the MakerSpace or start something new, all you need is an idea, we’ll provide the tools and space for you to tinker, create, discover and explore.

The MakerSpace doors will be open for all in September so get ready to make!

Makerspace – student positions closing soon


Interested in an exciting part-time role at the Central Coast campus?

Applications for the role of Makerspace Student Peer Support Assistant have been extended to 14th July.

The new Makerspace in the Ourimbah Campus Library will  be ready to start in the 2nd semester. Please check out the Makerspace webpage to learn about some of the equipment that will be available. There’s also a short video highlighting the 3D printer.


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Ourimbah Library MakerSpace student role

Would you like to work on campus while completing your degree?

A MakerSpace is opening soon in the Ourimbah Campus Library  and there is an opportunity to work as a Library MakerSpace Student Peer Support Assistant.

The role will support the use of the MakerSpace technologies by providing peer to peer support, delivery of small group training sessions and promoting the service to the student community. Technologies include 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, sewing machines, power tools, video and sound recording. For additional information on the MakerSpace please see our University Library MakerSpace webpage.

Get your applications in by 28 June 2019!