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Singer 301 Maintenance Workshop

Everyone knows about the Singer 221 Featherweights. Quilters love them for their beautiful stitch, light carry weight, and vintage style.

Some folks have discovered the wonderful Singer 301, which shared some of the Featherweight's features, and introduced new ones in a Singer portable machine, such as belt-free drive, slant needle, and feed dog drop for convenient free motion sewing.

Like the Featherweight, the 301 requires frequent cleaning, oiling, and lubricating the gears. This five-hour class will cover everything the user needs to know to maintain her machine in top working order. This is a hands-on class in which you will bring your own 301, and learn the following:

  • Complete user-level disassembly
  • Stray thread removal
  • Cleaning
  • Checking the electrical
  • Oiling
  • Greasing the motor and gears
  • Reassembling
  • Servicing the foot controller
  • Adjusting tensions and test sew-out.

The only prerequisites are having a 301 and knowing how to thread and sew with it. Each attendee will be required to bring a machine and pay for the class - no auditing allowed. Class size will be no more than 8 to allow for plenty of individual instruction.

Properly fitted screwdrivers are essential for Featherweight maintenance without damaging the machine, and to keep up with the class. A maintenance tool and service parts kit is sold separately for $59 as a part of this class. Please be prepared to purchase the required kit on the day of the class. If you already have your own tools or parts we can provide whatever individual items you need during the class.

This is a group class to learn how to provide the regular cleaning and lubrication service to your Singer 301 as suggested by Singer. There is not time during the class for you or the instructor to fix or repair non-working machines. If your 301 needs repair or adjustment you must make arrangements with the instructor to have your machine repaired before the day of the class. You can call or email us at 214-912-8958 or to make those arrangements.

Note - We will break for lunch during this class. Feel free to bring your lunch, as it will not be provided as part of the class.

With only 8 seats this class is expected to sell out quickly, so sign up today!

NOTE: This class will be held at our shop, at:
7348 Fair Oaks Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98513

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class

1 five-hour session      $115 class fee, plus $59 Class Kit (if needed)

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner and Intermediate
Materials Included: Screwdrivers, cleaning tools, oil, gear and motor lube. new drip pad, bobbin winder tire, and other items included in $59 Class Kit
Requirements: Know how to thread up and sew on your 301
Instructor: David Werther
Instructor Bio: Owner - Quilters Connection
AND $59 class kit (can be purchased on the day of the class)

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.