Ever wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? Then this is the class for you! Learn to use and care for sewing machines with this hands-on workshop on Ragfinery’s Baby Lock sewing machines. You will receive a take-home chart of common sewing machine functions that are standard for most electronic and computerized machines, a troubleshooting guide to keep your machine in good running order and a suggested supply list.  We will cover how a machine functions, the use of different stitches, needles and attachments. Ages 18+

Impact: Teaching people to sew is foundational to textile mending and upcycling.

Participant Materials and Requirements: All materials provided and no experience necessary.

Instructor Brigitte Parra

Instructor Brigitte Parra

About the Instructor: Brigitte’s love for reimagining existing garments comes from many years of costuming for school and community theatre productions. Working with small budgets led her to finding surprising uses for whatever was available.  She has learned much from the many Ragfinery Upcycle Sewing participants and always looks forward to meeting new upcyclers.