NEW CLASS: Sewing Machine ABC’s

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by Sara Snuggerud in Sewing Tips

Do you have a sewing machine that you do not know how to use? No matter how old or new the sewing machine is, we can help you master the basics!

This 1.5 Hour Class is Designed to Teach You How To:

  • Thread any sewing machine
  • Wind a bobbin
  • Correctly insert the bobbin
  • Insert and remove a sewing machine needle
  • Learn which needle to use for different kinds of fabric
  • Adjust tensions
  • Clean and oil the sewing machine
  • Change stitch length and why
  • Adjust stitch width and why
  • Learn how to troubleshoot when things go horribly wrong
  • And when to call a professional 🙂

With the basics mastered, sewing just got much more enjoyable! Embroidery machines welcome too!

Please call 604-332-4435 to register for the next available Sewing Machine ABC’s class. Click here to find a complete list of all sewing machine classes.

Who Should Attend the Sewing Machine ABC’s Class?

  • You bought a sewing machine from Walmart, JoAnns, Target or Amazon
  • If high school what the last time you sat in front of a sewing machine
  • If you received a sewing machine for Christmas
  • If you inherited a sewing machine from a family member or friend

How Much is the Class?

The Sewing Machine ABS’s class is $25 per person.


The Sewing Machine ABC’s classes are held at Heirloom Creations in their fabulous sewing classroom. Heirloom Creations is located at 3800 S Western Ave in Sioux Falls, SD.


Each Sewing Machine ABC’s class is 1 1/2 hours long. We have scheduled both morning and evening sessions to accommodate multiple people’s schedules. Click here to find a complete list of all our current sewing machine classes.

Which Sewing Machines are Welcome?

All brands of sewing machines and embroidery machines are welcome. Sewing machines must be portable. If a sewing machine currently resides in a sewing cabinet, please remove the sewing machine from the cabinet and bring all power cords and the foot control with you.

What Do I Need to Bring With Me to Class?

Please bring the following items with you to class. Heirloom Creations will provide all fabric.

  • Sewing machine in good working order – if it has not been used in over a year it is a good idea to have the sewing machine serviced by one of our expert technicians to ensure a successful class.
  • Foot control
  • Power cord
  • Good quality thread – available from Heirloom Creations
  • Universal 90/14 needles
  • Scissors
  • Bobbins
  • All included accessories such as presser feet, screw driver and cleaning brush
  • We will provide fabric for the Sewing Machine ABC’s class.

Can I Bring an Embroidery Machine?

We do welcome embroidery machines to the Sewing Machine ABC’s classes. The same knowledge of threading and winding bobbins apply the same to both sewing machines and embroidery machines. We will accommodate you will providing fabric and stabilizer so you can embroider a simple design. Please bring a small embroidery hoop along with the basic supplies listed above.

Can I Bring a Child? 

Children 12 years old or older are welcome. The class is $25 for each person in attendance. We allow up to two people per one sewing machine for the Sewing Machine ABC’s class.

Can I Bring a Serger?

Sergers are a completely different machine. Please check out our Serger Mastery classes or Sara’s online serger class “Serger Solutions: Trouble Shooting Techniques” offered through Bluprint.

Not in Our Area? has many free video tutorials to help if you are not in our immediate area.

  1. Pat Sorbello says:

    I’m from the Adirondacks in NY and enjoy all your tutorials, they are a wealth of information and so well explained, great teacher. My machine is a Bernina 790 and look forward to your tutorials. Thank you for reaching to to so many of us.

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Pat,

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope you will check out our newest Bernina online courses. The Bernina Stitching Cosmos online course would be right up your ally. 😉

      Please check out all the details here:

      There are 10 videos you can preview for free at the end of the website.


      Sara Snuggerud

  2. Donna Bofenkamp says:

    Thank you for the Sewing Mastery Videos. I just. Purchased the Embroidery Essentials online class and I am looking forward to that.

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Donna,

      Thank you! Welcome to class.

      Sara Snuggerud

  3. Barbara Blake says:

    Hi I just watched your urine video on the staff quilt ambition 2.0. My question is my feed dogs keep dropping down and do not return to the right position. I came sew with walking foot find but as soon as I disengage the walking foot there is not grip. I’m would like to free motion quilt but if I drop the feed dogs never go back to standard height. I am constantly having to get it repaired.

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Sorry, that is a mechanical problem and not one we can help with. Your local Pfaff service center should be able to correctly adjust and keep it adjusted. If not, they need to call Pfaff company service center for help with the correct adjustment.


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