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Midarm Basics and Certification

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Close up on Mid-arm needle

Get certified to use Ace’s PFAFF Midarm Free Motion Sewing Machine! This tool is phenomenal for quilting large blocks, free-motion sewing, decorative stitching and more. In this certification class, students will explore safe Midarm operation in the Ace Textiles studio while getting hands on practice with the basics like threading and oiling the machine, winding the bobbin and adjusting bobbin tension and more.

Level: Ambitious Beginner (some previous sewing experience like Sewing 101 Bootcamp or equivalent)
Timing: 2 hour
Location: Coworking/Textiles, Suite #206
Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or relevant experience
Certification: Midarm
Age: 14+ (minors need to bring an adult, but the adult doesn’t need to do the project)


  • The anatomy of the Midarm
  • Threading and oiling the machine
  • Winding the bobbin and adjusting bobbin tension
  • What kinds of projects you can make and materials you can use (and what to avoid)
  • Etiquette for using the machine at Ace and how to report issues


August 5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Phoebe Weiss
Person smiling, serger




Ace Makerspace
6050 Lowell St., Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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