Fiber Sewing Machine Certification

Fiber Arts

Orientation to Fiber Sewing Machines

Get certified to use the studio's Baby Lock Presto 2 sewing machines.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 2/6/2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Tue, 2/6/2024

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Class, No Prerequisite, Studio Orientation

Fiber Arts Studio



Presto 2 machines are easy to use and have many functions. This class guides you through basic machine use including:

  • Opening and setting up the cabinet
  • Winding the bobbin and threading
  • Using the control panel to select stitches and set other functions
  • Selecting and replacing presser feet to match your stitch selection
  • Changing the needle
  • Finding more information about the machine in the reference guide and on the Internet

We’ll end the class with a checklist for putting your machine away so it’s ready for the next person.

This orientation to the Baby Lock Presto 2 machines also serves as a prerequisite for Fiber Studio workshops, sew-alongs, and other events where you'd like to use these machines and for working on your own projects any time you’re in the studio. It's also a prerequisite for orientations to other sewing machines in the studio.


  • Skill level: All levels
  • This class is about the Baby Lock Presto 2 sewing machines, not the industrial sewing machine, the sergers, or the embroidery machine
  • We will not focus on learning to sew, although learning to use the machines is a great start!

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

Marcia Adams-Landry

Marcia Adams-Landry is a BARN founding member and a life-long sewist who learned to sew along with lots of her friends from her mom, a 4-H leader who taught cooking and sewing. Marcia and her sister entered stitching and cooking projects in the county fair for several years.

Marcia’s biggest experience with fabrics was designing a fabric line and developing production techniques to produce cosmetic bags, tableware, and other products. In her current profession as a custom picture framer, Marcia’s love of fiber continues, and she always jumps at the chance to use fiber or frameworks of fiber.

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