The sewing machines keep breaking due to people who don’t know how to sew using them. It’s getting increasingly more dangerous, to the point where needles are breaking and could blind someone. Plus, this breaks our machines and people can’t use them until one of the few people able to fix the machines does.
What do you all think of starting a Sewing Training thread here on Discuss? Anyone can certify themselves for regular home sewing machines, serger home sewing machines, industrial straight stitch, or industrial overlock machines by explaining their sewing experience (i.e. have sewn clothes on home sewing machines). If they aren’t good at a type of machine yet, they can be trained by anyone else comfortable with training them.
People who don’t know how to use the machines should not use them without training. For some machines (like the industrial overlock) training can take less than a minute – this can be pretty informal.
Is this a bad idea? Good idea? what do you think?