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Sewing Machine 911

with Claudia Miller
Sewing Machine 911
Make friends with your sewing machine! Learn how to use it, troubleshoot it and keep it in good shape, in Claudia Miller's free mini-class.

Familiarize yourself with your sewing machine, one of the most intimidating tools out there, whether you are new or experienced sewer. In this free online Craftsy class, you'll learn all about the typical ills most machines suffer from and how to easily remedy those pesky problems. Gain confidence in troubleshooting your own machine issues with Claudia's tips and tricks. Troubleshoot both vintage and modern machines, new and used -- any sewing machine can be made to sew well when the user understands them correctly. Get to know the ins and outs of your sewing machine, including its basic components, spotting symptoms, knowing when to take your machine to a professional, and much more!

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0:51

Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

  • Find out more about how Craftsy classes work, and differences between free and paid classes.

3:12

Lesson 2. Introduction

6:38

Lesson 3. Parts

22:54

Lesson 4. Types of Machines

35:33

Lesson 5. Troubleshooting

13:12

Lesson 6. Machine Hygiene

"This class is great! The teaching style is simple and straight forward. I have sewed for a few years and was still able to find the information useful. The class handouts are jam packed full of helpful information. Thank you for providing this course free of charge."
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