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Featherweight Care and Cleaning

In this class we will cover routine maintenance such as cleaning and lubrication of your machine, and minor troubleshooting of tension issues.

After giving your machine some TLC, we will make  a drawstring bag for your foot controller.

***Sewing machines must be operational.  This class does not cover repair or troubleshooting of mechanical issues***

Please bring your featherweight, power cord and feet. We will use an all-purpose foot or quarter inch foot for this project

***The Pattern for the drawstring will be provided in class.

Fabric requirements

Two 10" squares of fabric for exterior main 
Two 4" x 10" rectangles of contrast or coordinating fabric for the bag top
Two 13.5" rectangles of fabric for  lining 
Two 13.5" rectangles of lightweight fusible interfacing (such as Pellon 944
Two 1 yard pieces of 3/8" or 1/2" twill tape or ribbon for drawstrings

Kits with all fabric, ribbon and interfacing are available in the shop.           

For the machine maintenance please bring the following:

An old towel to set your machine on for oiling

An apron to protect your clothes

A small bright work light (ideal) or flashlight (2nd choice)

Lint brush

Small screwdriver

Pen or Pencil to take notes

Small oiling syringes will be provided by the instructor


By registering for a class, you acknowledge and agree to these policies.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Students should have fundamental sewing knowledge, and basic familiarity of how a sewing machine works. They should be comfortable with rotary cutting.
Materials Included: Pattern to make a drawstring bag for a foot controller.
Requirements: Students must be 16 years or older and must have general familiarity with sewing machine operation.
Instructor: Jan Durham
Instructor Bio: Jan Durham
Price is for class and foot controller bag pattern

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.