Sunday, January 9, 2011

Learning the Basics

Becoming an accomplished stitcher doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of practice, and half the battle is learning the ins and outs of using your sewing machine. From winding a bobbin to keeping the right thread tension, how you use your machine affects everything you sew.

Morse End Threading

It’s true that most sewing machine stores will gladly guide you through these first steps after purchasing a machine, but what happens if you are beginning to sew with a hand-me-down? Or what if you’ve purchased your first sewing machine online or from a big-box store? What then?

Well I’ll tell you what, bring that machine on in to the Sewing Machine Basics class and learn with me! Become well versed in sewing machine terms like feed dogs, presser foot, and throat plate. Learn the right way to wind and insert a bobbin, and discover the true meaning of thread tension. Stitch up your own pillowcase while discovering the details of straight and zig-zag stitching. And, finally, transform into a technician to tune-up your machine and keep it purring like a kitten. Once you have a handle on the basics you can tackle any simple sewing project!

Morse Precision Sewing Machine
This class is being offered at the big beautiful classroom in Fabrics Etc. 2 located in Bensenville, near the corner of York and Grand. Class meets on Saturday February the 5th from 1-4 PM at the very affordable cost of $27.00. Register for class directly with Fabrics Etc. 2.

1 comment:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Wish I lived close enough...would be a great class.Great advice ... a must for using your machine is to know your machine. Huh? Did I just say Have fun! Ps. Check out my blog post of my grandson. Don't know if you remember but he is about Kate's age. It is not my choice of music for him to listen too but hey...the boy loves his music.