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Singer Slant Needle 400 and 500 Series Workshop

Following the groundbreaking and successful Singer 301, Singer introduced slant needle models in the 400 series, and then the 500 series "Rocketeers" These advanced new machines were capable of not only zigzag stitches but also decorative "fashion" stitches, either built-in or with the addition of cams. The Singer 404 remained a straight stitch only machine and a worthy successor to the 301. Like the Featherweight and 301 before them, these sturdy machines were incredibly well made and still perform well today with proper maintenance.

This five-hour class will cover everything the user needs to know to maintain their machine in top working order. This is a hands-on class in which you will bring your own 400 or 500 series Singer, and learn the following:

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

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. If you do not have a machine we have plenty in the shop and would be glad to supply you with one to service.

Properly fitted screwdrivers are essential for sewing machine maintenance without damaging the machine, and to keep up with the class. A maintenance tool and service parts kit is sold separately for $49.95 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 machine 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 machine needs repair or major 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 at least 15 minutes before the start of class

1 five-hour session      $115 class fee plus $49.95 workshop kit (if needed)

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: For beginner to intermediate sewing machine users and enthusiasts
Materials Included: class handout
Requirements: Bring your machine or use one of ours.
Instructor: David Werther
Instructor Bio: Owner - Quilters Connection

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