Skill Level

Confident Beginners

Tutor

Kaye

Course Dates and Times

Day – Saturday

Dates – 8th and 15th May

Time – 2 – 5pm

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 people say about this course

Tara

“A really useful course. I learnt to thread and work confidently with my overlocker and I haven’t looked back. Good notes were provided and the samples I have from the course help me with troubleshooting when I switch to using a different fabric. I would definitely recommend”

Eugenie

“There is true magic to unlock in an overlocker. I’ll admit to being quite timid around my machine. I lived in hope it wouldn’t misbehave or make weird noises!
This course has given me tons of confidence – not just in a myriad of different stitches and uses; but also in how to care for the machine; making sure I can use it properly and for a long time ”
Can’t wait to get onto my next project!
Thank you Kaye and Elaine – worth every penny!

Liz

“This course was just what I needed to make the best use of my overlocker. Prior to the course I received a handbook and different fabrics to practice on. During the classes we went from the very beginning when you thread the overlocker through identifying problems and stitching fabrics. This has given me the confidence to move forward with my sewing ”

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

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • A downloadable course workbook  which includes all the information you will need for your course plus space for you to include the samples that you produce during the course.
  • Course Kit – This will include calico fabric and a set of coloured overlocking threads to allow you to practise the techniques shown to you on the course
  • 2 x 3hr sessions via zoom with your tutor 
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for the duration of the course
  • Membership of our closed Facebook group

How does it work?

The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link https://zoom.us/meetings

  • We have several cameras to make your zoom experience the best possible
  • We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
  • You will receive an email link once you have signed up that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  • We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!

What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?

For your course you will need to ensure you have the following items. Please click on the highlighted words below to view the equipment and add to your basket –  ensure you are fully prepared to make the most of your classes.

Essential Items 

  • Overlock Machine – You will need to have your own overlock machine or perhaps you could  borrow one. Please ensure you have your manual and coloured threads to hand.  If you need help choosing a machine please head over to our trusted supplier via this link
  • Haberdashery Kit – We have prepared a basic dressmaking haberdashery kit to get you started which contains a selection of premium Prym haberdashery which you will need for your course.

Optional Products

You may want to consider also buying these products if you don’t already have them in you kit

Spare Overlock needles

Cometta Overlock thread

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

Skill Level

3 reviews for Beginners Overlocking
  1. Tara Taylor

    A really useful course. I learnt to thread and work confidently with my overlocker and I haven’t looked back. Good notes were provided and the samples I have from the course help me with troubleshooting when I switch to using a different fabric. I would definitely recommend.

  2. Eugenie Skinner (verified owner)

    There is true magic to unlock in an overlocker. I’ll admit to being quite timid around my machine. I lived in hope it wouldn’t misbehave or make weird noises!
    This course has given me tons of confidence – not just in a myriad of different stitches and uses; but also in how to care for the machine; making sure I can use it properly and for a long time.
    Can’t wait to get onto my next project!
    Thank you Kaye and Elaine – worth every penny!

  3. Elizabeth Harper (verified owner)

    This course was just what I needed to make the best use of my overlocker. Prior to the course I received a handbook and different fabrics to practice on. During the classes we went from the very beginning when you thread the overlocker through identifying problems and stitching fabrics. This has given me the confidence to move forward with my sewing .

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