Everybody, it seems, is afraid of adjusting the thread tension on their machines. But that dial is made to move for a reason! Join this class to learn the highs and lows of tension adjustment and gain the confidence to defy your home ec teacher's admonishments. You'll be rewarded with better stitch quality, the freedom to experiment with different thread weights and decorative stitches, and a general feeling of well-being, all without the help of Excedrin.
Sewing machine (with either manual or electronic tension control) in good working condition, with manual, power cord and foot control;
Fancy Stitch foot;
New needle: Microtex 80/12;
Thread: Two contrasting colours (NOT BEIGE) of 50-wt 100% cotton (Konfetti). Wind a bobbin in one colour;
Second thread: Two contrasting colours (NOT BEIGE) of 60-wt 100% cotton (Efina). Wind a bobbin in one colour;
Non-erasable pen or mechanical pencil (for writing on muslin);
Basic sewing kit: Thread snips, awl, seam ripper, etc;
Leave your fear at home.