Event Details

This training provides basic hands-on instruction with Generator's sewing machines (both the household-grade machines as well as our industrial Juki DU-1181N machine). Topics will include:

Identifying parts of the sewing machine

Winding a bobbin

Threading the machine

Changing the needle

Sewing straight and zigzag stitches

Changing stitch length and/or width

Sewing straight and curved seams with a consistent seam allowance

Troubleshooting tips

Basic sewing tips and tricks


  • Ryan Shanley

    Ryan Shanley

    Ryan has a diverse skill set in fixing things, primarily to keep them out of a landfill, but also as a useful pastime. He began sewing 8 years ago when he wanted a hammock and did not want to buy one. This interest has grown, allowing him to fabricate a variety of things, including lightweight backpacking tarps, chalk bags, and hundreds of hammocks. He also does gear patchwork and repair, including zippers! Ryan is an active backcountry skier, rock climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and anything outdoorsy – activities that often result in him needing to fix or fabricate something. Ryan is excited to share his passion for making cool and useful things with others!

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Sewing Training
Standard Price $110
Sewing Training (Member Only)
Member Price $99


40 Sears Ln

Sears Lane 40
Burlington, Vermont

If you have any questions please contact Sam Graulty

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