Fab Test Lab

The Fab Test Lab will be closed as of Tuesday, June 2 in preparation for the move back to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Quilting 101

Learn how to create your own quilt.

Watch and follow along as Allie creates a quilt from start to finish with these helpful video guides. Download Sweet Celebrations on OverDrive to follow the guide used in the video. Part 1: Materials    Part 2: Assembly

DIY Face Mask

Collect your fabric, prepare the needle and thread, and create your own face mask with this step-by-step guide.   Materials:

brown dog

February Design Challenge

Try making something new at the Fab Test Lab!

The Fab Test Lab wants YOU to design something cool! Every month, we’re going to host a new design challenge. The goal is to use our materials to solve the problem or improve an existing design. Use your imagination and stretch your brain!

photo of Reeves Center

Fab Test Lab opens April 17

DC Public Library will open the Fab Test Lab on Wednesday, April 17 at the Franklin D. Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW.  The Fab Test Lab will be a Do-It-Yourself space chock full of fabrication equipment, and it will help us test drive the orientations and classes that will be offered in the new Martin Luther King Jr.

Fab Lab at Noma

The Fab Lab at NoMa

As we work towards an opening date for the Fab Test Lab at 14th & U St NW, the Fab Lab Pop-Up has gone on hiatus.