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Machine Basics 101 (beginner level)

Beginner
Thursday, June 2
9:30 am – 11:30 am
or
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Class Fee: $15
Instructor: Linda Gentle

All class supplies (excluding sewing machines)
purchased at My Sewing Barn
receive a 10% discount

Are you interested in learning how to use a sewing machine, this is the class for you.
Bring your portable sewing machine along with the user manual.
Small bits of material
Sewing machine needle 80/12
Cotton thread 40 weight
Seating is limited.

What you will learn:

Parts of the sewing machine (power cord, foot pedal, and placement)
Powering up machine, what to look for and listen to
Bobbin (removing, winding, and replacing)
Threading machine, testing, and retrieving bobbin thread (upper vs lower)
Terminology (hand wheel, presser foot, feed dogs, take up bar, needle plate, seam allowance markings, throat, etc.)
Tension
Width vs length
Stitch patterns (straight, zigzag, button hole, decorative, etc.)
Sewing machine manual – this is your best friend
Various feet and how/when to use them
Maintenance
Needles
Fabric
Thread
Testing (using the reverse button, parts of the sewing foot, and standard length of stitches)
Various machine abilities (straight sewing, machine embroidery, automatic needle threader, up/down needle feature, automatic thread cutter, free-motion, etc.)