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Foundation Course

If you want to know your way around a sewing workroom (for your job, as a prerequisite for some of our other classes, or to add to your own personal skill set), this is the class for you. In this 3 week class we'll teach you to thread up and proficiently use several domestic home sewer machines, as well as powerful (and fast) industrial machines, too... because sometimes you just have a need for speed!  Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with or without a knee lever, and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Use domestic and professional sergers and pressing equipment. Learn to use that (darn ;) blind hem feature on a home sewing machine. And, use a professional blind hemmer, too. Learn how to use a home sewing machine to make a buttonhole... and even use the machine to attach the button! Work on an industrial cutting table. And, learn a range of hand-stitches. Expect to increase productivity after learning these efficient machines and techniques.

Prerequisites: None
Once you take and successfully pass this class, you are ready to go and conquer the world! Or,you can go on to our Tailoring, Dressmaking, Alterations or Garment Construction courses. And/or book time to use our equipment independently, for your personal projects, at Esaie Couture Design School

​Frank Hall, Master Tailor and instructor with 30 years experience


Course Highlights:

Learn the parts of the machines and how they operate
Learn the correct supplies to use (threads, needles, etc)
Learn to thread sewing machines, 3-thread serger and hemmer
Learn to wind bobbins
Learn to use the presser foot or knee lever effectively
Learn to stitch accurately while controlling the speed
Get hands-on workroom experience
Learn to pinpoint and correct common problems
Learn to RELAX and have a good time with the machine!
Learn various seams and seam finishes
Learn important handstitches 

Skill Level: No experience

Workroom Equipment:

Domestic (home sewer) sewing machines
Straight stitch single needle industrial sewing machines
Table-top serge
Merrow overlock industrial machine
Gravity feed steam iron
Professional garment steamer

Course duration: 3 weeks, 2hr class sessions
Runs: Sundays 12:00pm - 2:00pm  
Class Start: A new class starts every Sunday, starting Oct 5th...onward

Regular Price: $399 (Got a discount promo code or voucher? Click here.  Enter it at registration)

​Tools & Supplies: 2 yds muslin fabric, All other supplies are included

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1515 Church Ave
(entrance at back of building on E. 16th St, lower level)
Brooklyn NY 11226
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