Get to know your overlocker 2
This is an intermediate workshop for those that have already completed a beginners workshop or similar.
So you know how to thread your overlocker, possibly even do a few different stitches and the insides of your projects are nice and tidy – but are you having fun and ‘making’ any projects with it?
Or, maybe it’s just finishing off all your projects and it still gets left in the cupboard. If so, this is going to help you see your overlocker in a whole new light.
We will explore how to incorporate your overlocker into your every day sewing life. We will be working on projects that can be made solely with the overlocker and consider how to use in tandem with a standard sewing machine.
What will we cover?
Your overlocker wants to sew more than just seams! Sign up for this workshop and we’ll show you how to use it to its full potential.
We’ll be working on four projects using only an overlocker, from start to finish:
- a drawstring bag
- a lunch bag from oilcloth/pvc coated cotton/laminated cotton
- a zipped cosmetic bag
- and an easy peasy table runner that’s brilliant for a quick gift when you need one.
How will I be taught?
You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.
You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
This is an intermediate workshop for anyone who has already completed a beginners’ overlocker workshop or similar.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
You need to bring your own overlocker. Please remember the foot pedal, power lead, accessory box and manual.
Please also ensure that the machine is in good working order or we could waste valuable time.
Here’s what else you need to bring:
- for the drawstring bag 0.5m of multidirectional or plain print fabric (full width)
- for the lunch bag 30cm by 80cm of oilcloth and the same of a lining fabric
- for the cosmetics bag 30cm by 40cm of fabric and the same of lining fabric, plus a 40cm non-metal zip
- for the table runner strips of coordinating full width fabric – one 60cm long, one 25cm long and one 15cm long. (The 25cm piece will be used for the centre of the table runner and bordered by the 15cm strip which gets cut into two.)
What will I take home with me?
As well as the four items you’ve made, you’ll also take home a detailed handout so that you can repeat the projects at home.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.