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Rocklin: Basic Sewing 101

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Overview

Sign up for this class if you want to learn basic Sewing Machine use!  Great for people with a household sewing machine they want to learn how to use, or who want to use the basic machines in the Rocklin Sewing Lab.

Note to Hacker Lab Members: This class is Required to use the Bernina Sewing Machines in the Rocklin Sewing Lab.  If you want to use the Industrial Sewing Machines, take this class first and then sign up for “Industrial Sewing 101” which is generally the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Class Description

  • Learn basic sewing safety
  • Learn to thread sewing machines, set thread tensions, and wind a bobbin
  • Learn the relationship between needle, thread and fabric – how the demands for thread tension change based on weight of the fabric, etc
  • Learn which needle, foot and thread to use based on your sewing project
  • Learn basic sewing machine maintenance

Students in this class will be using our Bernina electronic machines, which are similar to most home sewing machines.

Children are welcome, ages 12 and older.  (If you are 17 or under, please bring a parent or adult with you!)

What to Bring / How to Prepare?

If you are planning to sew a project soon, bring a small swatch of the cloth you plan to use.

If you have a home sewing machine, bring a picture of it or at least the manufacturer.

About the Instructor

L. Lozano: Lu loves to share her passion for sewing with people. She loves to help people develop a comfortable working relationship between themselves and the machine. She will teach you the basics on threads, fabrics, and how machines work. She has many years trouble-shooting machines and sewing projects of her own, and wants to share her passion and excitement with you.