Industrial Sewing Machine Certification

Fiber Arts

Industrial Sewing Machine Orientation

Learn how to operate BARN's industrial sewing machine from a professional.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 2/15/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thur, 2/15/2024

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Studio Orientation, Has Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio



There are many kinds of industrial sewing machines, each with its own function. This machine 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

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome. 

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Laurel Sprigg

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.

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