Conquer the Overlocker
Does the thought of using an overlocker scare you, but you're at the stage in your sewing journey where you want to try? Join us in our West Wales sewing studio to Conquer the Overlocker once and for all!
Conquer the Overlocker
Date: Saturday 11th May 2024
Location: West Wales, SA38 9BS
Time: 9:30am until 5pm
Price: £120 (payment plan available)
You've mastered your sewing machine, you've been making your own clothes and using a zig zag stitch or even using French Seams. You feel ready if not a little intimidated to take on the overlocker... but where to start?
Conquer the Overlocker is our sewing class which focuses on how to start and become a proficient overlocker user.
You will learn all of the basics and common issues that arise, so you can leave feeling confident that you are capable of this next big step in your sewing journey.
This class is ideal for intermediate sewers who are ready to take the next step in their sewing journey. If you're not sure if that's you, contact us and we can discuss whether it's right for you or not!
What you will learn from Conquer the Overlocker
how to thread an overlocker
Which threads and when to use them
how to use tension, stitch length and blade position and differential feed to create different seams
how to work out seam allowance
troubleshooting common issues
how to use the overlocker to sew a stretch garment
The suggested patterns for this course are;
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio
Jo Top by Fibremood
Boxy Raglan by Wardrobe by Me
Billie Sweatshirt or Dress by Tilly and the Buttons
Jarrah Curve Sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns
Already have a simple pattern you think would be suitable for this? No problem, you are also welcome to send this to me so I can check the suitability - as long as you have something to work with, I don't mind!
Before the course
You will need to purchase your course pattern, fabric and trims, and cut the garment ready for the day. As always I'm on hand for any additional support so if the thought of doing this on your own is putting you off do let me know and we can arrange an alternative option.
On the day
In the morning, you will learn how to thread the overlocker and adjust settings for different seam types.
In the afternoon you will practice using the overlocker to construct a simple garment, learning skills that range from sewing seams to hemming in the round.
Spaces are limited to 6 participants per class to provide the ultimate learning experience
What previous students have to say...
"Camille's teaching skills are brilliant, and her warmth and humour bring generosity and possibility to a particularly tricky subject - The Overlocker!!!"
"I loved learning alongside a local group of women as we overcame our fears, and began to feel the possibility of trying techniques, and adapting when we make mistakes."
The Conquer the Overlocker course is £120. Payment plans are available here.
Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Teas and coffee on tap, fruits and snacks.
Access to my studio haberdashery.
What's not included
Please come prepared with your own fabric that is pre-cut in your chosen pattern from the suggested list.
Please also bring a packed lunch.
Prefer a payment plan?
Would you prefer to spread the cost of Conquer the Overlocker over multiple payments?
No problem, you can spread the cost over two months by clicking below. Any more, and you'll need to get in touch with me to arrange this.
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Simply register your details when prompted after clicking below.
Registering for a payment plan will automatically enrol you on the course, and so the same cancellation policy applies.