There are many kinds of industrial sewing machines, each with its own function. The one at BARN is great for garment sewing. Learn the basic threading, bobbin winding, and special operating features of this machine from a professional who has used industrial sewing equipment for more than 30 years.
Bring a piece of heavy fabric to test. Each participant will try out this machine.
You must have completed Orientation to Fiber Sewing Machines
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
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Instructors or Guides
Laurel Sprigg brings 30 years of experience running a premier, high-end residential drapery workroom in San Francisco. She has collaborated with many top designers over the years to create beautiful and durable window treatments in fine houses in California, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, and Hawaii. Known for the best quality sewing, Laurel has made all kinds of curtains, shades, bed covers, pillows, table covers, and slip covers. She has written articles for Threads magazine on pillows and slip covers and has taught textile history and textile applications for interiors for the University of California at Berkeley Extension Interior Design and Architecture Program. She has lectured for the San Francisco Design Center, Academy of Art College, and the College of Alameda Design and Merchandising Program.