Course 102M – Mechanical Sewing Machine Basics

Click Here to Register for the 102M Mechanical Sewing Machine Basics Class

Following your registration our education coordinator will reach out to you.

For Mechanical or Lightly Computerized

Once you’ve completed the Setup & Maintenance class, Sewing Machine Basics will help you get familiar with the basics you need to begin sewing.

In this class you will learn how to start sewing on your new machine. One of our experienced sewist educators will lead you through hands-on practice. We’ll demonstrate straight stitch and zig zag adjustments, buttonholes, buttons and zippers.

This class is designed for new sewists who have purchased a mechanical or lightly computerized machine. This class is not for sewists with highly computerized sewing machines or combo sewing/embroidery machines – please see Sewing Machine Basics + Navigation, course 102C.

This is a 2-hour course, and the cost is $49. If you have A-Best instructional education vouchers, you may apply your voucher to this course.

In Basics 102M, you will learn:

  • How to adjust straight stitch for basting, gathering and altering needle position
  • How to alter zig zag stitch for satin stitch, overcasting and overedge
  • Blind hem stitching and top stitching
  • Buttons and buttonholes
  • Sewing on a zipper

What to bring to class:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Power Cord
  • Foot Pedal
  • Accessories
  • Thread (and pre-wound bobbin)

To sign up for Sewing Machine Basics 102M, click the link and complete the registration form. Our education coordinator will be in touch to confirm your registration and help you prepare to get the most out of this class.

Don’t see your machine here, need another date or have a question? Email our coordinator at, or call us at (507) 377-8244.


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