Overlocker Confidence! with Vicki Halliday
Time & Location
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 & how to sew curves, corners & seams.
You can use our jumper pattern or you’re welcome to bring your own choice instead. To get the most out of the class, we recommend making a top with set in sleeves & a neckband with a stretch jersey/knit fabric. If you choose to use a PDF pattern, please have it taped up ready to cut out.
You’ll need to provide your own fabric for your jumper. 2m will be plenty & we recommend knit fabrics made with cotton & lycra/spandex blends in t-shirt or sweater weight. We positively encourage upcycling garments so if you have a few items 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 cones.
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.
10.30am - 4.30pm with 1 hour lunch break.