OVERLOCKINGWORKSHOPS

Available

Now

OVERLOCKER STARTER

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR OVERLOCKER (Overlocking for Beginners)

*Basic dressmaking experience is required*

This overlocking workshop is for those who have been brave enough to purchase an overlocker but haven't quite got to grips with it yet or it's actually still sat in it's box! The 1st step in getting to know your overlocker is to GET IT OUT OF THE BOX! Once you do actually get it out of the box and take the time to get to know your overlocker, you will love it just as much as your trusty sewing machine. You won't know how you ever managed without it and you will be so pleased with that professional looking finish you will want to wear garments inside out just to show them off! Practice makes perfect, so don't give up too soon, keep at it & your confidence will grow the more you use it.

What will we do:

In this session we will look at the basic anatomy of the machine, what's different about it to your sewing machine, what it can actually do and getting comfortable in starting to sew with it. You will learn how to thread it from scratch with the use of tweezers which can feel like a game of Operation but no loud buzzers! Once all threaded up and sewing correctly we will check your tensions and how to adjust depending on the types of fabrics you use. At the end of this session you will have hopefully familiarised yourselves with your own machine to then move on to one of our Overlocker Techniques Workshops.

You will need:

  • -To bring your own overlocker, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and an overlocking tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, tweezers etc
  • -4 different colour threads to use & & feel free to bring any pieces of fabric you want to try out from your own fabric stash/planned projects (don't worry if you don't have any the basics will be supplied for the class anyway)
  • -We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted oh and the view so feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

Our She Shed studio is equipped with a toilet & kitchen facilities (microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge etc) & free parking on site. If attending at Fabricate Mirfield there's a carpark for up to 3 hours free parking behind the library & their studio also has a toilet & kitchen facilities (kettle, fridge)

3 hour session £45

Upcoming Dates

-Saturday 29th January 2022 10am-1:00pm (15mins refreshment break) Location at Fabricate Mirfield

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

Available

Now

OVERLOCKER TECHNIQUES

*Must have basic knowledge of how your overlocker works as described in our gettng to know your overlocker workshop*

Now you've taken the time to get to know your Overlocker what can it actually do? It's not just for finishing your seams neatly, it can do way more! In this session we will look at what other uses your machine has as well as:

-Techniques

-Curves & Corners

-Finishes

-Stitches

-Seams

You will create your own little reference samples in working through all these processes to refer back to when at home.

You will need:

  • -To bring your own overlocker, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and an overlocking tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, tweezers etc
  • -4 different colour threads to use & feel free to bringany pieces of fabric you want to try out from your own fabric stash/planned projects (don't worry if you don't have any the basics will be supplied for the class anyway)
  • -We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted oh and the view so feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

Our She Shed studio is equipped with a toilet & kitchen facilities (microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge etc) & free parking on site. If attending at Fabricate Mirfield there's a carpark for up to 3 hours free parking behind the library & their studio also has a toilet & kitchen facilities (kettle, fridge)

3 hour session £50

Upcoming Dates

-Saturday 12th February 2022 10am-1pm (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

Coming soon

OVERLOCKER STARTER PROJECT

*Must have basic knowledge of how your overlocker works & know how to use it's functions*

Put what you’ve learnt into practice and create your first overlocked garment. Still don't want to go it alone in this session we can show you how to make a simple short/long jersey skirt with an elasticated waist or a simple short sleeve top just using a series of body measurements.

You will need:

  • -To bring your own overlocker, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and an overlocking tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, tweezers etc

  • -We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted oh and the view so feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

    Our She Shed studio is equipped with a toilet & kitchen facilities (microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge etc) & free parking on site.

  • -Fabric is not included in the price of this course – you can view a range online, purchase on the day in the shop at Fabricate Mirfield or bring your own. You will need 1-2m of stretch fabric, depending on the width of your fabric and the length of skirt you would like to make (We can guide you on amounts needed and where to buy from if you don't already have your fabric).

  • -Matching threads for your chosen fabric, Unsure of how many threads to use or match ....see our Tips & Techniques page.

    -Your fabric will need to be pre-washed & dried ahead of your workshop. Unsure of how to wash your fabric....see our Tips & Techniques page.

3 hour session £45

Upcoming Dates

-Date TBC 10am-1:00pm (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

-Date TBC 10am-1:00pm (15mins refreshment break) Location at Fabricate Mirfield

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking


Coming soon

OVERLOCKER COMPLETE BEGINNERS PACKAGE

*Basic dressmaking experience is required*

This overlocking workshop is for those who want a full fast track crash course into overlocking from start to finish, Learning the basics of your overlocker and making your first ever garment. This session is usually a full 6 hour class or sometimes broken into two 3 hour sessions. Covering some of the basics from our more detailed broken down beginners overlocking and techniques workshops.

You've made the purchase, you've got it out of the box and you're ready to get going asap! Practice makes perfect, so don't give up too soon, keep at it & your confidence will grow the more you use it.

What will we do:

In this session we will look at the basic anatomy of the machine, learn how to thread it from scratch with the use of tweezers which can feel like a game of Operation but no loud buzzers! The basic set up of 3 thread & 4 thread overlocking as well as a rolled hem. Once all threaded up and sewing correctly we will check your tensions and how to adjust depending on the type of fabric you will be using. Work through some basic techniques and best ways to finish your seams. At the end of this session you will have hopefully familiarised yourselves with your own machine & walk away with an elasticated waist skirt or simple top.

You will need:

  • -To bring your own overlocker, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and an overlocking tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, tweezers etc
  • -We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted oh and the view so feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.
  • -Fabric is not included in the price of this course – you can view a range online, purchase on the day in the shop at Fabricate Mirfield or bring your own. You will need 1-2m of stretch fabric, depending on the width of your fabric and the length of skirt you would like to make (We can guide you on amounts needed and where to buy from if you don't already have your fabric).
  • -Matching threads for your chosen fabric, Unsure of how many threads to use or match ....see our Tips & Techniques page.

  • -Your fabric will need to be pre-washed & dried ahead of your workshop. Unsure of how to wash your fabric....see our Tips & Techniques page.

6 hour session £TBC (broken down into 2x 3hr sessions)

Upcoming Dates

-Date TBC 10am-1:00pm (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

WORKSHOP TERMS & CONDITIONS

Payment in full is required at the time of your booking to secure your place. Unfortunately we are unable to reserve places without payment. If you find you can’t come 1 week or more before the start of your course then we will do our best to fill your spot, in which case you will receive a refund, less 25% administration charge. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for cancellations with less than 1 weeks’ notice. We do not offer partial refunds if you find you can’t attend one of the sessions in a course, so please make sure you can attend ALL sessions before committing to the booking.

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