An overlocker can make all the difference to your finished sewing – no more raggy hems and your finish looks like it was made in a high street shop! 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/Overlocker Surgery 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 one hours demonstration in the Studio’s relaxed environment, including a question and answer section, on how to use our four spool serger, a Toyota SL1A. This is a chance to see what an overlocker does and also answer questions on what using it requires.

After this session, you have two options:

  • If you have a machine, you can set it up and use it if possible.
  • If you do not have a machine, you can have a try using our overlocker, asking any questions needed to help you fully understand and feel comfortable with using an overlocker.

We also have a handout created by our sewing machine technician, which covers the main problems that occur when using an overlocker and more importantly, how to fix them!

Skill Level: Absolute Beginner

Course Availability: Daytime

Fee and what this includes: 20.00, coffee/tea and a homemade snack.


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16sep10:00 am- 12:00 pmOverlockers for Beginners10:00 am - 12:00 pm

21oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmOverlockers for Beginners7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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