I've been sewing for 44 years, have had around 20 sewing machines....used to collect treadle sewing machines, whew, glad that phase is over....I recommend the class, strongly. Even with all my experience I would not pass up the individual instruction, especially on the machine you will use...nothing beats the person to person instruction....do you know how to evaluate thread tension?? ask at the class..
I've taken classes, they are not boring...
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