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TXL109: Basic Sewing Machines - SBU
Class Number 1097-48738

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use both the serger* and sewing machine to sew and hem fabric. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn how to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches on the sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems.*

These machines sew through regular-weight fabric, but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go on to create messenger bags, rocket parachutes, clothing, plushies, sails, costumes, and more!

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sewing machine, non-industrial serger sewing machine*

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using these sewing machines outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

* In stores with a non-industrial serger (TechShop Mid-Peninsula and TechShop Chandler) only.

Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

TechShop Location: TechShop San Francisco
Room / Area: Textiles Room
Instructor: Emmy Barker
Class Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Class Length: 2 Hours
Member Price: $60.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $75.00
Lab Fee: $5.00
Age Range: All (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 5
Current Students: 1
Seats Left: 4
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