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Is Your Sewing Machine User Friendly?

MEXICO – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County will host three sewing machine maintenance workshops to help new and experienced owners get acquainted with their machines.

These workshops will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County office, located at 3288 Main St. in Mexico.

They are only $10 each.

A Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance Workshop will be the first in the series, held on February 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This workshop will teach participants how to maintain and use their sewing machine. Attendees should bring their machine, foot control, manual, attachments, a rag, sewing machine oil, needles, and thread. There is a $10 registration fee and the registration deadline for this class is February 2.

The second workshop in the series is a Serger Maintenance Workshop, held on February 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to clean, oil, and maintain a Serger. Attendees should bring their machine, food control, manual, and accessory kit. There is a $10 registration fee and the registration deadline for this class is February 25.

The final class in this series will be a Featherweight Machine Maintenance Workshop, held on March 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. With a resurgence in the popularity of old Singer Featherweights, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County encourages participants to not them languish in the back of the closet. At this class, participants will learn to clean and oil their machines, where to lubricate them, how to do simple repairs, and more. Attendees should bring their Featherweight machine, foot control, manual, attachments, a rag, sewing machine oil, needles, and thread. There is a $10 registration fee and the registration deadline for this class is March 10.

To register for any of these classes, or to learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, please contact Mary Matteson by phone at 963-7286, ext. 302, or email [email protected]

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