Join us as we explore the feet and attachments that can be used with your sewing machine
machine for optimum effects. This class is appropriate for all levels of sewist, from a beginner
with a new machine, to a very experienced artist with a number of different machines under
her/his belt! Over the course a year+, you will be constructing a binder with feet descriptions,
and make samples of many of the things your machine can do utilizing different feet, threads,
needles, and stitch combinations. We’ll be exploring threads, needles, stabilizers, fabric types,
and many other variables to help you optimize your projects. The class is somewhat
structured, but there is room for collaboration, exchange of ideas and techniques, and lots of
fun and camaraderie.
Because of the ongoing nature of this class, you can drop in or drop out at any time. Eventually, the class will cycle back through. Currently, we are on our second round.
Please put together a “Class Kit” which will be brought to class each month. We may not use
everything in it in one session, but eventually we will use it all.
YOUR SWMF KIT SHOULD CONTAIN:
2 spools white, 50 weight
2 spools black, 50 weight
1 spool any color, 40 weight
1 spool any color, 30 weight
1 spool any color, 12 weight
1 spool any color, 70 weight
1 spool “invisible” thread. Look for a poly, NOT nylon, if possible
Small spool of wash-away thread in plastic bag
Empty and full bobbins, variety of colors, and white
Microtex or Topstitch #60/8, 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16 Twin Needles 1,6/80, 2,0/80, 3,0/90,
6,0/100, 8,0/100 Wing Needle 100/16
Bring all you have, to every class. You’d be surprised at the overlap in function, and if you don’t
have the particular foot we’re talking about, chances are you have an alternate that may work
as well for a given technique.
Several squares of different types of fabric, for your samples. 6”-12” square.
In addition to your kit, if this is your FIRST CLASS, bring a USB stick so that I can give you the
files for you to download and print out. You will put these pages in a binder which we will
discuss at your first class.
Please also bring a sewing machine in good working order, all of its feet and accessories,
cords, manuals, etc. as well as regular sewing supplies and favorite notions.
Oct 21 1-4
Standard Utility or ZigZag Foot
Vertical Stitch Alignment Foot
Edge Foot w/ 5/8” Guide
Border Guide Foot
Nov 11, 1-4
Button Fitting Foot
Jan 20, 1-4
Blindstitch Foot with Guide
Stitch-in-the-Ditch or Edge Joining Foot
Feb 17, 1-4
Edge Stitching Foot
Straight Stitch Foot w/ Stitch Plate
Clear or Transparent Foot
Mar 16, 1-4
Single Welt Foot
Double Welt Foot (4-6mm, 7-8mm)
Piping Foot (and ruler)
CLASS REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
You can register for any class in the store. If you are paying by credit card, you can register by mail or phone (858-225-2739, 760-739-8222). For a free class, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, phone number, the name of the class and the time and date. The registration fee must be received to reserve your space. Most classes have a minimum number of students to run. If we do not meet the minimum of students three (3) days prior to the class, we will notify you that the class is cancelled. If your class is not held for any reason, you may transfer to another class or receive a refund. You may cancel for a full refund up to four days prior to the class. No refunds can be given within three days prior to the class.