Get to know your sewing machine
Tutor: Keira McFleat
Location: West Church Hall (upstairs but a lift is available)
Day: Sunday 15th March
Time: 1.30 – 4pm
Skills: Suitable for beginners
Skill Focus: Understand how your sewing machine works and get confident using it and make a small lined purse/pouch.
In this class you will learn to use your sewing machine properly. Whether you have an old machine or a new one, this class will help you understand its basic functions and how to maintain it. We will be covering the following: parts of the machine and how to thread it; winding the bobbin, correct
placement and understanding tension; needles and threads; stitch length and width; some of the stitches on your machine; basic sewing techniques including using a thread saver and accurate seam allowance.
You will have created a small lined pouch or purse by the end of the class.
Participants will need to bring their sewing machine, instruction booklet and accessories (you will need to tell us which machine you are using beforehand), a couple of empty bobbins suitable for your machine, a pack of new needles (Universal size 70 or 80), a reel of sewing machine thread
(colour of your choice), a pair of scissors and pins. The fabric and stabilizer will be provided.
Threads, bobbins and needles can be purchased at Keira's stall in the Social Club before the class if needed
Places available: 4 of 6