Overlocker Basics Workshop Sunday 10am – 1pm 27th June (FULL!) OR 22nd August


Overcome your threading fears and learn some great techniques beyond seam finishing!

Take your overlocker skill set to the next level and pair this workshop with our Overlocker Skills for Stretch Garments workshop running on the same day 2-5pm!

Overlockers can be daunting machines, especially when you have to thread them from scratch for the first time. However once you’ve used one you’ll be converted! They give a professional finish and make for super speedy sewing especially when working with stretch fabrics.

Overlocker Basics workshop will start with the fundamentals of getting your machine up, running and ready to use. Firstly you’ll learn about the way the machine works, which will help you to understand how to recognise and diagnose issues with threading and tension. You will be taken through all the knobs and dials on your machine including stitch width, length and differential feed. 

You will then learn a range of useful techniques that will introduce you to different ways of using this versatile machine for finishing, as welll as joining seams and attaching bands. Time permitting, we will also show you how to adjust the machine to achieve a roll hem.

Come along and learn how to use your overlocker to its fullest! All materials provided.

We will provide: Fabrics for practice and the project, scissors, pins, snacks, handout notes and lots of very useful tips and tricks!

Bring along: Your own overlocker with 4 spools of thread, the long tweezers that came with your machine (if you have them) and your overlocker instruction manual. If you would like to ‘try before you buy’ we have a few overlockers on hand for student use. Please ensure that your overlocker is in working order before you come as we are unable to undertake mechanical repairs or maintenance during the workshop.

Where: At our bright and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.
NB. We are on the first floor up 12 steps. We can help you carry up your machine if needed.

When:  Sunday 10am – 1pm 27th June

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