Sewing and Quilting Classes

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Machine Usage

One of the benefits of buying a sewing, embroidery or overlock machine from Bob's is our Machine Usage Classes for new owners. Classes are one on one and unlimited as long as you own your machine.

Usage Classes are by appointment only, so please call your store today to arrange for your lesson.

If you didn't buy your machine from Bob's, lessons are $35 per hour and up, depending upon the machine.

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Longarm and Robotics

Bought a longarm or robotics from Bob's?  Call your store today to book a lesson with one of our teachers.

We will show you how to load your machine on the frame and adjust the top and bobbin tensions. We'll also show you the features of your machine, and how to use the robotics if you have them.

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Beginning Sewing

Adult Beginners Sewing Classes will be offered at the Alameda Bob’s Sewing and Vacuum Store on the third Tuesday and third Wednesday of the month. Classes will be available on an individual basis, by appointment only, for $35/hour. Instructor’s Tammy Mendez and Roberta Ferran will work with clients to learn and practice basic sewing techniques including, but not limited to: * how to use a sewing machine * how to select sewing patterns * how to read and work with sewing patterns * how to prepare fabric * and how to accomplish basic sewing techniques such as buttonholes, zippers, sleeves, hems, facings, etc. Participants are encouraged to use their own sewing machine, provided it’s in good working condition, and must provide their own sewing equipment, supplies and materials. Individuals who do not have a machine can make arrangements with the instructor to borrow a machine during class time.

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