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, 2/20/2024 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tue, 2/20/2024


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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

Nancy Heilman

Nancy Heilman dabbles in many things related to fiber arts. She has 35 years of experience working and having a blast with youth and teens. Mostly she finds writing about herself in the third person awkward.

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