Close up photo of sewing machine
June 29, 2017

A Well-Oiled Machine

  • A Well-Oiled Machine: Learn to Sew
    September 10, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Learn to love your sewing machine! In this class, we’ll take an up-close look at several different sewing machines, of varying designs and ages.

Learn to use your sewing machine

How do all these moving parts work together? Learn the things your manual will – and won’t! – tell you. You’ll observe using a machine incorrectly on purpose to see what goes wrong, and how to recover. Threading, stitching, changing needles, cleaning/oiling, tension, and belts will all be explained.

To be clear: this is not a sewing class, it is a machine class. You’ll have plenty of time to experiment on lots of different styles and ages of machine. By the end, you’ll be more confident in exploring and fixing your own machine!

Participants may sit or stand at various times during the class.

All attendees must be registered.

Registration Includes

Patient instruction, and the opportunity to practice on a variety of sewing machines.

Skill Level

No sewing experience needed!

Best for Ages…

13 and older.

You should bring…

Just yourself. You are welcome to bring any snacks or beverages you need, and you do NOT need to bring your own sewing machine.



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

Question or comment?


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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