Skill Level




Course Description

Are you frightened of using an overlocking machine or are thinking about purchasing one and want to learn more?

Taking this course will give you confidence to use an overlocker, both for neatening seams and for quick construction of stretch garments and activewear.

What skills will I learn?

  • Identify parts of your machine
  • Cleaning and maintenance of your machine
  • Thread the machine
  • Change thread colour using knotting method
  • Adjust tension and stitch length
  • Perform a 4 thread and 3 thread overlock
  • Set the machine for rolled hems
  • Set the machine for a run and fell seam
  • Adjust differential feed to suit your chosen fabric
  • Overlock corners and curves
  • Learn about stretch fabrics
  • Make a jersey top

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • Course workbook
  • Studio at Number 30 tote bag to all new members
  • Full individual use of Janome 6234 Xl overlockers
  • Use of premium sewing tools
  • Selection of standard colour overlock threads (black and white)
  • Full tuition to make your top during the course from your tutor and afterwards via the closed Facebook group.
  • Paper pattern and step by step instruction sheet

What do I need to bring?

  • 1.6m of 150cm wide cotton jersey with a minimum
  • Please ensure you launder your fabric prior to cutting out in the way recommended on the care label or website

Pattern sizing

The Burda pattern we use for this course is US  size 8 – 20. The body measurements range from a 34” to 46” bust. If you fall outside of these measurements, please contact us prior to booking.

Optional Course kit

We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy. We will prepare it for you and have it ready for you on your first lesson.

Optional haberdashery

You may want to finish your top using seam tape and a twin needle topstitch. These can be purchased from us online or at The Studio.

Skill level – Improver

This Overlocking course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin and have a couple of sewing projects under their belt. Note – If you are new to sewing it is advisable that you join the beginners machine course before enrolling on this course

Please note we aim to complete your top on weeks 4 and 5  but the level of sewing experience may mean you might not entirely complete your garment, however you will be given lots of tips and support  to ensure you are comfortable completing your project at home.

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio. Class sizes are kept small to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need. This does mean that booking is essential. The course will only run if there are sufficient numbers.

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