Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines

  • Monday, December 05, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • BARN Fiber Arts Studio FI120522KM
  • 3


  • $13 Tuition

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Using sewing machine

This class will certify you to use the new Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines in the Fiber Studio. This class is a prerequisite for Fiber Studio workshops, sew-alongs, and other events where you'd like to use these machines, and it is also a prerequisite for future orientations for other sewing machines in the studio. This class also qualifies you to use these machines for your own projects any time you’re in the studio. 

Please note that this class is about the Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines. This class is not for the industrial sewing machine or the embroidery machine. We will not focus on learning to sew, though learning to use the machines is a great start for learning to sew.

Anyone who was previously certified on our old Brother sewing machines should take this class in order to use these new machines—much of the information will be familiar to you, but these new machines can do a lot more.

The Presto 2 machines are easy to use and have many, many functions. This class will guide you through basic machine use including:

  • opening and setting up the cabinet
  • winding the bobbin and threading
  • using the control panel to select stitches and set other functions
  • selecting and replacing presser feet to match your stitch selection
  • changing the needle
  • finding more information about the machine in the reference guide and on the Internet

We’ll end the class with a checklist for putting your machine away so that it’s ready for the next person to use.

BARN will provide neutral-color thread, a size 70 needle, and quilting cotton for the orientation. You are welcome to bring other materials for your own use.


  • All levels welcome
  • Ages 14+ welcome.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

Instructors: Rotating Fiber Studio volunteers

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