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Bill and the Art of Featherweight Maintenance (and use)/ Longmont


This class is designed to teach you the basics of using the machine and providing the care that these machines require on a regular basis so the machine will run easily and to sew perfectly.  For easy running of the machine, a Featherweight must be clean, well-oiled and properly adjusted or serviced.  For perfect sewing, certain adjustments such as threading, tensions, and stitch formation must be correct.

 Topics covered will include:

  • Featherweight History
  • Winding a bobbin
  • Tension Adjustments
  • Maintenance & oiling
  • Cleaning & polishing

Things to bring:

  • Your working Singer Featherweight (including 2 bobbins and bobbin case)
  • Spool of quality thread
  • Small Scissors
  • Fabric 
  • Old bath towel (may get greasy)
  • Optional - Apron (if you want to protect your clothing)
  • Optional - Tablet and Writing Pen (to take notes)
  • Optional - Magnetic Bowl (to keep your small parts from getting lost)


Maggie's will provide:

  • Maintenance Handout
  • Screwdrivers
  • Cleaning Oil 
  • Lubricating Oil 
  • Singer grease 

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Bill Franklin

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.