Feb 8, 2022, 12:20PM to 2:10PM

Welcome! The main objective for today is to introduce sewing machines. Today’s class is optional for students experienced with both machine sewing and the IDeATe sewing machines.


  1. We will take measurements for the vests this Thursday, Feb. 10. Please wear a close-fitting shirt for that portion of class.

Intro to Sewing Machines

  • First samples (helpful reference video by Natalya Pinchuk):
    • Understanding tension
    • Concentric Squares
    • Concentric Circles
  • Second samples:
    • Straight seam
    • Test out the different settings on the machine to make a Letter

Sewing Machine Manuals

Helpful References for Our Sewing Machines

More Helpful Beginner Videos


Five-minute mid-class rest break.

Student Work Time

After the demonstrations of machine sewing, we will have open work time for everyone to practice setting up and using the machines.

Assignment Five

The fifth assignment is due before class on Thursday, Feb10.