Saturday 13th October 2018 Overlocker Techniques

This is always a very popular workshop as overlockers (or sergers) are becoming more and more popular with home sewers. And why not, overlockers are a very useful tool to have in your repertoire. Apart from the basic function of joining seams and edging fabrics they can do a whole lot more, as you will discover if you join us for this workshop.

On the day you will learn how to:

  • thread your machine.
  • adjust the tension to create different effects on a variety of fabrics.
  • what the differential feed is and how to adjust it.
  • rolled hems and lettuce edges.
  • to work with both woven and jersey fabrics.
  • three and four thread techniques.
  • how to disengage the blade.
  • maintenance and cleaning.
  • finishing off seams.
  • sewing for construction and edging.
  • some decorative/advanced techniques
The cost is £60 for the day  and runs from 10 am until 4 pm. You will need to bring a packed lunch along with your own machine, and a basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, threads, machine needles, etc.) at least 4 very different coloured threads (eg. black, white, red and green), a wide selection of fabric remnants in different weights including woven (cotton, linen, polyester, denim, chiffon or other sheer fabric) and knitted fabrics (jerseys/lycra etc.), notebook and pen.
And don’t forget your power supply and foot pedal for the machine! The owner’s manual would be useful, too

If you don’t have a machine but are thinking of buying one, then get in touch as we may be able to loan you one for the day.

It is recommended that you do not buy any materials etc. until you have received confirmation that the course is running.