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All classes held at the Better Living Through Sewing studio in North Oakland @ 40th and Broadway.

Introduction to the Machine

Saturday May 30, 2 to 5 pm
Saturday June 6, 2 to 5 pm
Sunday June 21, 10 am to 1 pm

Level: Beginner (description)

Cost: $55

To register: Email or call 510-985-0997.

Class description: You'll learn the basics of sewing machine threading, operation, troubleshooting and attachments. We'll go over the tools used in sewing, the differences in needle and thread types, and how to sew a perfectly straight seam and turn corners. You'll make a basic pillow, and leave with skills to get you started on more projects! Two machines are available for student use for $5 extra.

Supply list: Bring your machine, any attachments that came with it and its manual, 1/2 yard of non-stretch woven material (no slinky, silky, furry, velvet or knit fabrics please!) and all-purpose thread to match.

Pattern Ins and Outs
Commercial Patterns: Shirts and Dresses
Revamped, Re-used and Recycled
Perfect Pants
Sunday Sewing Lab
Jeans Hacking
Introduction to the Machine
Buttons, Zippers, Hooks and Eyes, Oh My!