Textile technicians: basic servicing and maintenance of sewing machines NY623 / B15

Start date
13 Jul 16
1 Day
Coles Sewing Centre, Coles Sewing Centre, 90 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1EH View on Google Map


This day is aimed at technicians who would like to be able to reduce department costs by being able to carry out basic servicing and maintenance of sewing machines. It might also be suitable for teachers who have no technician and who would like to be able to have a better understanding of how to maintain their machines in order to maximize their performance and quality output.

Participants will learn about common health and safety issues when using a sewing machine along with gaining a better understanding of how the correct use of tension, threads and needles can improve performance.

The day will include each participant stripping down a sewing machine, cleaning it and rebuilding it. Advice will also be given on how to keep machines running by cannibalizing broken machines along with when to consider replacing a machine.

Participants will be asked to bring along a sewing machine from their department to work on which will make the course very personalized for each school. This will also make it easier for delegates to apply what they have learnt when they go back into school. A machine can be made available if bringing a machine is a problem.

The course will also include useful resources for participants to take away with them.

Fees include meals and refreshments for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk for more information.



  • understand how to carry out a basic service of a sewing machine, along with carrying out basic repairs
  • review the use of sewing machines in the department and identify common issues and problems
  • create a servicing and repair programme to enable machines to be maintained in order to  maximize funding



Textile technicians: basic servicing and maintenance of sewing machines13 July 201609:30-16:00Venue address

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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