Overlocker Basics Workshop 28th July 2pm – 5pm
Brooke, an attendee at our first Overlocker Basics Workshop had this to say…
“An enjoyable and relaxed workshop that has helped demystify my overlocker! Zoe provided lots of tips and individualised help, and I came away feeling much more confident about using the overlocker in new ways, and better able to trouble shoot when things go wrong. I really liked the way Zoe was able to suggest real life applications for the various techniques we covered on the day, and I’ve already been able to put a few things into practice back at home.”
Overlockers can be daunting machines, especially when you have to thread them from scratch. However once you’ve used one you’ll most likely be a convert. They give a professional finish and make for super speedy sewing. This Overlocker Basics workshop will start with the fundamentals of getting your machine up, running and ready to use.
Firstly you’ll learn about threading, getting the tension right and how to maintain your machine.
You will then make a simple project that will introduce you to different ways of using this versatile machine for finishing and joining seams.
Come along and learn how to use your overlocker to it’s fullest! All materials provided. Bring your own overlocker with 4 thread spools and your instruction booklet.
Sewing is a wonderful life skill to possess. Being able to mend, alter, or make your own clothes and homewares from scratch can save you money, reduce your impact on the environment and give you enormous pleasure and pride. You will find that you value and cherish the things you make for years to come. Gaining confidence in using both a sewing machine and an is the first step to realising any number of textile projects.
This workshop will be followed by a four week course focusing on sewing stretch fabrics and is recommended as a prerequisite for that course.
If the scheduled time for this workshop does not suit you contact us to discuss an alternative time. A minimum of three students is required for the class to go ahead.