Overlocker Session

Overlocker Dates

  • Sunday, 10th March (Paper Haven)
  • Sunday, 12th May

What to expect...

10am to 4pm - The Paper Haven Farsley or B&M Fabrics Shop Leeds - £59

Do you own an overlocker which you don't know how to use? Are you lacking the confidence and know-how to get started or even just want to know how to thread it? Then this is the sewing session for you...

You will spend the day getting to know your overlocker. You will start by learning how your overlocker works, why and when to use it along with the dreaded threading of the machine!

Then after a few practise stitches and threadings we will get your machine to work... what better way to learn to use an overlocker than making your very own loungepants.

You will need to purchase your sewing pattern & fabric, and need to cut your fabric before you arrive at the session. But don't worry... you will be sent a video via email which details exactly how to find your correct size as well as complete step by step instructions on how to cut out your pattern and fabric.

You can purchase your pattern here; We will be using Simplicity 8268

The amount of fabric you require will depend on the size loungepants you are making. You can make your loungepants for a man, woman, child or teen and full details will be sent to you upon booking. Roughly you will need approx 1.5m of fabric. The best fabric to choose is jersey, French Terry or Double Knit.

For ideas and inspiration on which fabric to use, check out our Loungpants Pinterest Board.

Is this Session for me?... This session is perfect for someone who has an overlocker but no knowledge of how to use it, or an overlocking beginner who is struggling to thread or get the finish you require. You must have an overlocker to bring with you. Unfortunately we do not have any to lend out, we also ask that it is definitely in full working order as although we can show you how to use it, we are not experts in overlocking repairs. Please note: anyone with the Singer Overlocker from Lidl - you will need to buy good quality thread for this machine or you will experience tension issues.

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You will Learn...

  • When and why to use an overlocker
  • How to thread your overlocker
  • How to understand the tensions
  • Getting the right seam allowance
  • Hemming with an overlocker
  • Adding sleeves with an over locker
  • Sewing a sweatshirt

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The Course is £59 for the day (10:00am - 4:00pm). Paypal is our preferred method of payment.

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Overlocking Sewing Session

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