Many moons ago, the Studio had a monthly calendar event called “Open Craft Night.” These involved going to a local pub once a month, where we would have a room to ourselves to take on a designated craft. Some of the items we have made were pillow cases,...
In my last newsletter, I wrote about how I have added yoga as part of my mix of “things to do for me”. I know I shouldn’t tell you this, but it has made a difference in my sleep, which was erratic at best and at the worst of times, elusive. I can...
Hello readers! I have just returned from my second speaking gig on behalf of Coats Crafts UK at the stunning Newbury Race Course (on a completely different aside – I drove there from Wantage in Oxfordshire and took the B4494 road to Newbury – absolutely...
If you have been following the Studio’s Facebook page, you will know that recently, I have been doing a fair amount of speaking. My husband would say that me speaking a lot isn’t a bit deal (ahem..) but this is different. This is speaking to those in the...
Why would you ever (try something new)?… ….agree to speak to a room full of strangers? …about a topic that could quite easily be boring if you aren’t careful? …at an event that is one of the largest in the UK crafting industry? ..and then...
Last year at the beginning of January, while thinking hard about what I wanted to achieve in the year 2014, one of my intentions was to take time out to sew more. As my business has gotten busier, I have sewn less and that was bugging me… My sewing habits did...
I'm Maeri... Whether it is a growing list of crafty workshops, a tool to help you to make beautiful things or the ramblings of a now creative lady, our website includes all of them in different measures!
Our Overlockers for Beginners workshop can make all the difference to your finished sewing - no more raggy hems and your finish looks like it was made by a high
Our Overlockers for Beginners workshop can make all the difference to your finished sewing – no more raggy hems and your finish looks like it was made by a high street shop. Plus you really understand what it can do and most importantly – how to thread it!!
But what if you have never sewn on one before and are not sure if it will make that much difference for the sewing that you do and the additional cost of purchasing one? Or what if you have one but do not know how to use it properly or keep finding that the same old problems when sewing keep you from using it to its full potential? Or what if people keep telling you that you need one and you have no clue what it is!
Our Beginners Guide to Overlockers is for those that do not own an overlocker but want to have a go on one or have one but need guidance on how to get the most out of it and how to overcome the main problems that occur when using one.
You will receive approximately two hours demonstration in the Studios relaxed environment, including a question and answer section, on how to use our four spool serger, a Toyota SL1A or any overlockers brought by attendees. This is a chance to see what an overlocker does and also answer questions on what using it requires. The demonstration will include:
what each of the four spools of the thread do in overlock stitch construction
how to thread up a machine from scratch with tips and tricks to make it painless
how to rethread a machine without having to thread from the beginning
maintenance and how to keep your machine running properly
a set of sample stitches
a three-page troubleshooters guide
We also discuss what overlockers we would recommend for purchasing if you are considering buying one.
Skill Level: Absolute Beginner
Course Availability: Daytime, evening
Fee and what this includes: 20.00, coffee/tea and a homemade snack.
If you love Pinterest like we do, why not check out our All About Sergers/Overlockers board for some great information which we have put together for you?