Sewing Machine Basics

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4.7 | 9 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Sewing machines can be a bit intimidating. Like any other tool, once you become familiar with its pieces and parts you will have more success (and fun!) using it to your advantage. In this introductory course, Jenny Murphy, Director of Perennial, will cover the basic parts and functions of the sewing machine. This crash course will cover threading the machine, threading the bobbin, adjusting tension, adjusting the stitch width and length, and will introduce you to basic sewing language. This workshop is a prerequisite for other sewing classes at Perennial.

What's Provided

All tools and materials provided.

What You Can Expect
  • overview of sewing machine parts + functions
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Location
Perennial
3762 S. Broadway,
St. Louis , MO , 63118

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Price

$15 per Ticket

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Perennial

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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.

For more information visit www.perennialstl.org or call 314-832-2288.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Amy H.
    Reviewed on 02/11/17

    Loved this class! The instructor was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer our burning questions. There were a variety of machines to use which is awesome because I was able to operate one similar to mine. That said, it's also pretty hands on. I left feeling confident I wasn't going to break my machine or sew over my fingers. I would totally suggest this class over a boring YouTube video any day!

    Loved this class! The instructor was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer our burning questions. There were a variety of machines to use which is awesome because I was able to operate one similar to mine. That said, it's also pretty hands on. I left feeling confident I wasn't going to break my machine or sew over my fingers. I would totally suggest this class over a boring YouTube video any day!

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    Michelle M.
    Reviewed on 03/26/17

    I found myself with a new sewing machine so I thought I had better learn how to use it. Voila', Dabble via Perennial had a class! I love Dabble classes so of course I signed up.

    I found myself with a new sewing machine so I thought I had better learn how to use it. Voila', Dabble via Perennial had a class! I love Dabble classes so of course I signed up.

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    Kelly M.
    Reviewed on 04/14/17

    Great class and just the right amount of knowledge for the length of time we had. Highly recommend to people new to sewing, or who - like me, had been away from it for a while.

    Great class and just the right amount of knowledge for the length of time we had. Highly recommend to people new to sewing, or who - like me, had been away from it for a while.

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    Dixie F.
    Reviewed on 04/14/17

    Because of a previous bad experience trying to learn from my mother, I was leery of taking this class. I decided to do it anyway and am so glad I did! Jen, the teacher, was exceedingly patient and very positive about sewing. She began by walking us through all the knobs, hooks, levers and feet on several machines so that we could adapt our knowledge to our own machines, if applicable. Our practices were easily paced, so I didn't worry about getting behind the class and I even left with a very easy, completed project. I would highly recommend this class for the fearful and the venue for anyone who believes in recycling/upcycling. Perennial walks their talk and is highly motivated to help others in the community.

    Because of a previous bad experience trying to learn from my mother, I was leery of taking this class. I decided to do it anyway and am so glad I did! Jen, the teacher, was exceedingly patient and very positive about sewing. She began by walking us through all the knobs, hooks, levers and feet on several machines so that we could adapt our knowledge to our own machines, if applicable. Our practices were easily paced, so I didn't worry about getting behind the class and I even left with a very easy, completed project. I would highly recommend this class for the fearful and the venue for anyone who believes in recycling/upcycling. Perennial walks their talk and is highly motivated to help others in the community.

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    Michelle V.
    Reviewed on 10/14/17

    Exactly what I was looking for to refresh my skills, though this is also great for beginning sewers. Pacing and content were spot on. I appreciated the laid back atmosphere and approach, and the mission of the organization. Looking forward to taking more classes here

    Exactly what I was looking for to refresh my skills, though this is also great for beginning sewers. Pacing and content were spot on. I appreciated the laid back atmosphere and approach, and the mission of the organization. Looking forward to taking more classes here

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    Linda G.
    Reviewed on 12/15/17

    Jenny was an excellent teacher, kept the class moving along, was great with her demonstrations and also allowing the class to be hands on. There were quite a few questions asked and she answered them all. Would definitely recommend this for any beginner thinking about learning how to use a sewing machine. Thanks Jenny.

    Jenny was an excellent teacher, kept the class moving along, was great with her demonstrations and also allowing the class to be hands on. There were quite a few questions asked and she answered them all. Would definitely recommend this for any beginner thinking about learning how to use a sewing machine. Thanks Jenny.

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    Carly D.
    Reviewed on 12/21/17

    This class is great! I am someone who has never sewn before and now I feel like I'm at a good starting place. I wouldn't be opposed to taking the class again to become even more comfortable with the sewing machine. Jenny is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.

    This class is great! I am someone who has never sewn before and now I feel like I'm at a good starting place. I wouldn't be opposed to taking the class again to become even more comfortable with the sewing machine. Jenny is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.

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    Meghan P.
    Reviewed on 01/12/18

    This class was AWESOME. Great teacher, I really felt like I learned a new skill in a calm, thoughtful process. Thanks for the great lesson! I will be back!

    This class was AWESOME. Great teacher, I really felt like I learned a new skill in a calm, thoughtful process. Thanks for the great lesson! I will be back!

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