Overlocker Skills for Stretch Fabrics – Make the Plantain Tee Sunday 29th August 10am – 1pm


Learn ‘beyond basics’ overlocker skills and sew the Plantain T-shirt by Deer and Doe in 3 hours!

In this ‘Overlocker Skills for Sewing Stretch Fabric’ workshop, you learn overlocking techniques specific to sewing stretch or knit fabric. If you are new to using an overlocker, we recommend you take our Overlocker Basics workshop on the morning of the previous Sunday (21st August) as a prerequisite for this class. The two workshops taken together will give you next level overlocker skills that will change the way you sew!

Overlockers are the natural friend of knit or stretch fabric. They make stretch garments super speedy to sew and the skills you learn can be applied to a wide range of clothing including street, active and underwear.  Learn the tricks of professionally applying rib bands to necklines, sleeves and hems along with other hemming techniques using both your overlocker and sewing machine.

Skill level: Suitable for students who have completed our Overlocker Basics workshop or those who already use an overlocker in their sewing practice. Students must be competent using an overlocker for basic sewing and finishing. You will have an understanding of how to thread your machine and troubleshoot minor tension problems.

We will provide: Overlockers if you need to use one of ours. All other sewing equipment.

Bring along: A basic sewing kit (including fabric cutting scissors and pins)
– your overlocker (in good working order) with at least 1 set of four spools of thread and the long tweezers that came with your machine (if you have them).
– matching thread and fabric for you top (we can also supply a limited range of fabric)
– the Plantain Tee sewing pattern from Deer and Doe (available as a free download from their website
– and if you have time, your pattern cut out and ready to sew

Where: At our bright and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When:  Sunday 29th August 10am – 1pm

Getting here:  We are located in the Hyde Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex in Cowper St. See our Contact Page for a map.

Please note: Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information