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Answers to the most common questions are listed below.

Question: How do I register for athe classes?
Answer: Click on the registration link for the class at the location of your chouice. http://www.whitesewingcenter.com/repairclass.php

Question: How do I pay for the classes?
Answer:
You may make payment by Check, Money order or Cash. I cannot accept Debit or Credit cards.
------------Click on the registration link for the class at the location of your chouice. http://www.whitesewingcenter.com/repairclass.php
Question: What is the cost of the classes?
Answer: Click on the registration link for the class of your choice.

Question: I plan to wait until the last minute to register. Will you save a seat in the class for me?
Answer: It is likely students who did register early have already filled all of the available seats.

Question: I taught myself basic service and I already know everything. I only wish to attend the advanced course. May I register for the advanced course only?
Answer: Yes. Just be aware you will be lost and I cannot allow time to go back over all of the basic training procedures again in the advanced class.

Question: What are the class hours?
Answer: Scroll down and read below.

Question: I wish to learn electronic circuit board repair on my computer machine. Is this covered in the classes?

Answer: Mechanical service on computer models is covered in the classes.
Electronic circuit board service training is not available.

Question: What do I need to bring to the class?
Answer: Scroll down and read below.

Question: I have saved ten "basket case" machines for the class that I tried to repair and now have everything out of adjustment. Will you repair these machines for me at the class?
Answer:
No. This is not a repair shop where I perform repairs for you. Time does not permit servicing several machines that require major repairs in the class.

Question: What will I learn in the basic repair class?
Answer: The basic training is the most important requirement to become a competent mechanic. You will learn the various systems of sewing machines, how each system works and how to adjust it for proper operation. The basic class is the foundation for all service procedures and the basics must be understood before advancing to the next level. There is very limited time to do "hands on" service during the basic class.

Question: I wish to repair ten machines in the basic class. Will I be able to complete all of them?
Answer: No.

Question: What will I learn in the advanced class?
Answer: The advanced class is "hands on" training and covers almost any procedure you wish to explore. Please be aware that if you choose to service only " basket case" machines, you may only complete one machine in the alloted three days. If you choose to service machines with common problems, you may complete several in three days. You will learn much more by following quality service procedures on fewer machines than trying to patch up several machines in the advanced course.

Below is a sample copy of the class information flyer. I'm sure you will agree almost any question you could have about the class will be answered in the flyer.

Many of these classes fill quickly and registration may be closed at any time.
Remember, nothing can happen until you register for a class.

Register for the class of your choice at:
http://whitesewingcenter.com/repairclass.php


Information for all repair classes

 

Sewing Machine Repair Class


I will post any last minute updates on our website http://whitesewingcenter.com/repairclass.php

Please check it before you leave home.

The class hours normally are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some classroom accommodations do require different hours.
If a class requires different hours, it will be noted on the repair class page at: http://whitesewingcenter.com/repairclass.php


Mapquest Map: Type in the classroom address for a map and driving directions.

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Please contact me if you need more information.


General Class information
This information applies to all repair classes

Click here to Contact me:

Ray White
3972 Highway O
Middlebrook, MO. 63656

e-mail:   elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com

Business/Home phone: 573-697-5841 Note: I will not be here to answer this phone after I leave for the class.

Cell phone: 573-631-9046 Note: This number is active only while I travel away from home and will not work at my Home/Business location (no service). Due to "no service" areas, it may or may not work at times while I travel or at the class location. My cell phone is also inactive during class hours.
Please try both numbers.

Please feel free to bring the following items: These suggestions are are recommended, not required.

1. *A simple sewing machine: In working condition, for the first two days of basic class instruction.We cannot use valuable class time on major repairs or searching for parts on the first two days.
More than one, or even several machines, is recommended for additional repair practice. You may also bring sergers, embroidery, or commercial machines if you wish. We can cover minor mechanical service on these as time permits.
2. Tools: Small screwdrivers, wrenches etc. that you already own. I do not recommend purchasing new tools before the class. I Have loaner tools for class use and tools for sale if you do not have them.
3. Notebook and pen.
4. Digital camera.
5. Tape recorder.
6. Needles: If your machine requires an uncommon needle system.
7. Anything else, such as fabric or thread you may wish to test sew.

I will supply normal test fabrics, thread, lubricants, common needles, tools and other items you will need to complete the class. I also bring an assortment of common parts.

NOTE: If you choose to service a "basket case" machine that rusted, frozen and someone has attempted to repair and changed every adjustment, you may only be able to complete one machine in the three day advanced course. If you bring machines requiring normal service, you may complete several machines in the three days.
* Please let me know if you are unable to bring a machine to class.

As far as meals go:

Breakfast – On you own.
Lunch – We will go out or order in.
Dinner – On your own or we will go out as a group or order in.

Come prepared to have fun.

Please carry a copy of this information as you travel to the class.


Ray White

 

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Updated 02/17/2015