An overlocker  recently used. Some fabric scraps are still hanging from the blade. A yellow  angle poise lamp is pointing at the workstation.

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: Sunday 23rd of October 2022
Location: West Wales, SA38 9BS

Time: 9:30am until 5pm
Price: £120

  • You've mastered your sewing machine, you've been making your own clothes and using a zig zag stitch or pinking shears to finish your edges. 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 creating garments solely with an overlocker, where you 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!

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What you will learn from Conquer the Overlocker

  • how to thread an overlocker

  • best sewing threads

  • how to adjust tension, stitch length and width

  • how to set up an overlocker to create different seams and finishes

  • how to remove the blade for optional cutting

  • troubleshooting common issues

  • how to use the overlocker to sew a simple garment

The suggested patterns for this course are;

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 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 7 participants per class to provide the ultimate learning experience

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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!!!"

— Kirsty

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"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."

— Kirsty

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More Information


The Conquer the Overlock course is £120. Payment plans are available here.

Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before booking.


What's included

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.


Any questions?

Drop me a line below and

I'll be in touch as soon as I can

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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.
GoCardless is a third party website I use to manage payment plans for my sewing classes.
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.

  • Learn how to use your overlocker in this one day class

    Starts Oct 23

    120 British pounds