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TXL111: Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch , walking foot, and serger industrial sewing machines. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing machine.

This powerful machine is perfect for working with heavyweight materials such as leather, canvas, or multiple layers of fabric. Experience the walking foot advantage as it moves both the top and bottom of the fabric to keep the fabric from shifting. Lastly, learn the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems.

Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase productivity after learning these efficient machines and start sewing like a pro!

Project: Canvas work apron

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Industrial sewing machines: single stitch, walking foot, and serger

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: All 12- to 15-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the industrial sewing machines, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Tuesday, 7/12/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Thursday, 7/28/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXLCH001: Skill Builder: Lined Drawstring Bag

This class is the first in a series of pouch based sewing workshops. In this project based class, you will learn to sew a bag with a finished lining and drawstring. By the end of the class you'll have learned skills including how to:

Choose Needle and Thread for Fabric, Create a Lining, Sew Long Even Lines, Press Seams, Make a Drawstring Strap, Finish Ends of Strap, Piece Together Different Fabrics, Create a Boxed Bottom on a Bag.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

  • Recommended: TechShop Basic Sewing Machines SBU

Equipment access:

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.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
TXLCH002: Skill Builder: Heavy Duty Tool Roll

This class is the second in a series of pouch based sewing workshops. In this class, you will learn how to sew a heavy weight, durable tool roll with pockets for hand tools, paintbrushes, or knitting needles, and straps to tie it closed. At the end of class, you’ll be able to:

• choose needle and thread for fabric

• sew heavy fabric like canvas and denim

• finish seam allowances to prevent fraying

• press seams

• mark stitching lines on fabric

• sew straps

• sew long, straight seams

• topstitch

• make an sturdy “x box” stitch

This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

  • Recommended: TechShop Basic Sewing Machines SBU

    Equipment access: None

    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.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

  • There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
        Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
     
       
    TXL103: CNC Embroiderer SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Janome embroidery machine. Take part in several demos and become familiar with hooping methods, needles, threading, several types of stabilizers, and more. See how to create digitized stitches based on monogramming and logo art as well as clipart-style designs. New to digitizing? Take TXL204: Digitizer CNC Embroiderer Software next!

    Project: Embroidered patch

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Embroidery machine

    Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Friday, 7/15/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Friday, 7/22/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Wednesday, 7/27/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.