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Fri, 26 Jul


The Good Stitch

Overlocker Confidence! with Vicki Halliday

You will leave this workshop with a new jumper & with confident new overlocker sewing skills.

Overlocker Confidence! with Vicki Halliday
Overlocker Confidence! with Vicki Halliday

Time & Location

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26 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 16:30

The Good Stitch, 117 George V Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN11 5SA, UK

About the Event

Do you have an overlocker at home, winking at you? Maybe you’ve tried & struggled to get it working for you, or perhaps you’re a machine sewer who hasn’t used an overlocker before but you want to know what all the fuss is about. Then have we got the workshop for you! You will leave this workshop with a new jumper & with confident new overlocker sewing skills.

Vicki will teach you how to thread an overlocker, the long way & the fast way! You’ll learn all about thread, needles, blades, & how to take care of your overlocker & how to adjust for good tension.

You'll use our jumper pattern but you need to provide your own fabric, or buy from our range. 2m of 140cm sweater weight knit/jersey, made of cotton or cotton blends, will be plenty. We positively encourage upcycling garments so if you have a few old sweatshirts that you want to refashion, bring them along to patch together. We also have some jersey remnants to play with.

After a lunch break, you’ll get cracking on sewing up your garment & with Vicki’s guidance you’ll have it completed by the end of the class & feel great about continuing your overlocker journey at home.

You’ll be using one of our overlockers & all our equipment & thread is available for you. You’re welcome to buy or bring your own matching thread - remember that you can use Moon 1000m reels, you don’t have to buy the huge 5000m cops. It is possible to bring your own overlocker to this class, just get in touch with us to discuss in advance.

This class is ideal if you have experience using a sewing machine & making clothing, even if you haven’t used an overlocker before. It is not suitable for absolute sewing beginners.

Vicki Halliday is the co-owner of The Good Stitch. Before she opened the shop, she worked in theatre & higher education, as a Costume Supervisor, Wardrobe Manager & Costume Maker. Vicki loves sharing the joy of sewing & creating with textiles. She is a patient teacher who believes in the power of self-learning, guiding her students to find that Aha moment & to reach their sewing goals.

5.5 hours

10.30am - 4.30pm with lunch break



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