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Featherweight Maintenance Workshop with Kathy Farra

March 20, 2020 12:00 pm
March 20, 2020 3:00 pm


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Class Title:  Featherweight Maintenance Workshop

Teacher Name: Kathy Farra “ The Machine Lady”

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $30.00

Class Day/Time: Friday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class Description:

This is a hands on maintenance class that will teach the owner of a Featherweight how to properly care for their machine. Each student will bring their machine and gain the confidence needed to properly care for their Featherweight and learn about the common maintenance issues that happen and how to resolve them.

Level:  All levels

Registration necessary, class size limited to 20

Supplies Needed:

  • Working Singer 221 – Featherweight Sewing Machine – we don’t have time to service nonworking machines during the class. If you have both a white and black machine, please bring the black machine.
  • Old Towel to protect the table and your machine
  • Small Flat Screwdriver – to take the needle plate screws out – a Long flat screwdriver works well for these hard to get to screws, but make sure that it fits into the slot of the screw. I will bring some that we can share!
  • Tiny **Screwdriver in case your bobbin tension needs to be adjusted (I have these for sale if you don’t have one)
  • Small rags to clean with
  • Test fabric – Cut a couple of pieces 4” square for a tension test.
  • White thread and white thread on your bobbin (or a light color if you don’t have white)
  • Scissors or thread snips to cut your thread
  • Bring your book if you have one.
  • Paper and pencil if you want to take notes.
  • A small flashlight to better see oiling spots inside of the machine.
  • An extension cord.

Materials Fee:  $30.00 includes a Maintenance kit (Oil, Lubricant, Felt Drip Pad, Bed Cushions, Brush) payable to the teacher in class.


Make sure that your machine is functioning. If the machine is not functioning prior to the class, please make arrangements to have it repaired prior to attending. Kathy can do this for you if you contact her at

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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