Overlocker Projects - Course description
If you've completed initial overlocker training, are now best friends with your overlocker and no longer feel the urge to lob it out the window every time you try to thread it, then you're ready for the next step.
Learn how to construct garments and other craft items with your overlocker. In this 1-day class, I'll show you how to sew up a T-shirt, including adding a neck band, and you can choose your favourite method of finishing the sleeve and bottom hems (Blind hems, mock band, or adding a separate cuff). Whilst it's possible to complete everything on the overlocker, sewing machines will also be available if you'd rather try a twin needle hem.
Next, we'll do a bit of patchwork and make a cushion or zipped pouch (your choice) using a decorative flatlock stitch, also using your overlocker. Make this an upcycling project by using old jeans, or other worn-out clothing. Using bulky (floss) thread in the looper gives a bold look.
I use my overlocker frequently to take in and re-shape mens' T's to give a more feminine shape, or to upcycle 2 or 3 garments into 1. I'll demo that too.
What will I learn?
-How to sew knitted fabrics and construct a T-shirt or jersey top.
-Blind hemming, mock bands, or adding separate bands/cuffs
-Piecing with flatlock
This course is for you if:
you have completed my 'Know Your Overlocker' training and would like to use your overlocker to make items.
or you are confident with threading and tension control, and you want you would like to use your overlocker for more than just neatening edges
Please check terms and conditions before booking as once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.
You must be able to bring your own 3 or 4-thread overlocker to this class. Remember your power cable/foot control, instruction manual, spare needles, and tools (long-nosed tweezers, small screwdriver or allen key to remove/change the needles. You'll need:
a pattern for a ladies top requiring jersey knit fabric, (I'll provide some suggestions when you've booked)
an appropriate quantity of suitable fabric, and matching threads. Also floss thread in a contrast if you wish.
Fabric for your second item (zipped pouch or cushion - an old pair of jeans is perfect)
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