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Sewing Machines 101



Class Description

Are you intimidated by your sewing machine? Just got a new machine and want to learn the ins and outs? This 90 minute session in the Embellish classroom will get you on friendly terms with your sewing machine.

This is not a class in maintenance, but rather a tutorial on the basic use and operation of your machine and learning the basics: threading your machine, winding a bobbin, how to insert the bobbin (correctly!), how to change and choose the appropriate needle, how to adjust stitch length & width.

Our instructor Shannon will have you planning your next sewing project before the end of the class! .

We will provide the fabric, pillow form and zipper required for this project.

Saturday, April 6th, 10:00 - 11:30am
Wednesday, May 8th, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 - 11:30am

Please see our Class Guidelines and Policies before registering.


Supply List

  • Sewing machine in good working order*;
  • Sewing machine manual — Your sewing machine manual is essential for this class. If you do not have a manual, many machine manuals can be downloaded online from the manufacturer or from Manualslib.com;
  • Don't forget to bring your foot control, power cord, and all of your feet & accessories;
  • Basic Sewing Kit – including thread snips, stitch ripper, straight pins;
  • Thread: 2 colours good quality thread (we sell Wonderfil Designer Poly thread @ $3.99 per 1000m spool);
Fabric Strips for test sewing will be provided by Embellish.

*NOTE: Your sewing machine should be in good working order. We will not be trouble shooting machine problems during this class. If you need machine service, please contact us; we service most makes and models.

Please label your class supplies.

We are happy to offer a 10% discount on class supplies, and a one time 20% discount on rulers, rotary cutters, and cutting mats; please remind us at the cash desk!


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Shannon Gardiner
Instructor Bio: Co-Owner, Shannon Gardiner, a Certified Window Design Specialist and BurdaStyle Certified Teacher, has a long history of design passion with experience as a custom closet design specialist, custom bag designer and maker, theatre practitioner and makeup professional. Shannon is also devoted to teaching and assisting customers with their personal sewing projects pertaining to fashion, accessories, and home decor. A friendly face delighted to assist you with all your creative endeavours!
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You will receive a 20% discount on fabric and notions, valid the day of the class!

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

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