“Love your Featherweight” with Kathy Farra – The Machine Lady
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Class Title: “Love Your Featherweight”
Teacher Name: Kathy Farra
Class Length: 3 hours
Class Fee: $40.00
Class Day/Time: Friday, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The “Love Your Featherweight” will enable the owner of a vintage Singer Featherweight Sewing machine to have confidence when cleaning and maintaining their machine to keep it running well for years to come. We will discuss history of the featherweight machines as well as go over the basic oiling and maintenance that is required to keep the machines in top working order. We will also go over some common problems that are encountered with tensions and other aspects of the sewing machine. (Traditionally a featherweight tune up cost is approx 79.00, learn how to save yourself some future tune up charges.)
Level: All levels
Registration necessary, class size limited to 15
A fully functioning Singer 221 Sewing Machine, power cord, bobbin case and case (if the machine needs work, please call Kathy before the class to make a repair appointment)
If it is raining the day of the class, put a plastic bag upside down over the top of the case and carry it by the handle with the bag on top and the hole in the bottom. This will protect the case from damage from the rain!
A large old towel to put on the table to protect the table while we work
Small rags to use for cleaning the machine
Sewing Machine Oil and grease (lubricant)
Thread (light colored thread is best)
Snips to cut the thread
Needle threader if you need one
Practice fabric (plain color, white or muslin work well) You need about 6 pieces that are 4×4 or a little bigger. We will use these to test tension and your stitch.
Tiny screw driver (to adjust tension)
Regular sized straight screwdriver
User manual if you have one
Paper and pencil if you would like to take notes
The instructor will have oil and lubricant available to purchase if you don’t have any. She will be bringing accessories for purchase including: Books, oil, lubricant, felt pads, needles, bobbins, LED bulbs, power cords, ¼” feet, walking feet for the Featherweight, and other feet and accessories.
No additional fees will be charged for materials, but the students may wish to purchase items from the instructor.
Homework: Make sure that your Singer Featherweight is fully functional. If it is not in working condition, please contact Kathy Farra at 724-453-4449 to make an appointment to have the machine serviced before the class. We will not have time in this class to do major repairs on machines.
A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.
An Admission ticket must be purchased to attend all classes
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