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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

-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.

3 hour session £45

Upcoming Dates

-Saturday 18th September 2021 10am-1:30pm (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

-Friday 24th September 2021 10am-1:30pm (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

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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:

-Tips  & Techniques

-Curves & Corners

-Finishes

-Stitches

-Seams

You will create your own little reference library of samples in working through all these processes to refer back to when back 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

-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.

3 hour session £55

Upcoming Dates

-Saturday 25th September 2021 10am-1:30pm (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

-Friday 1st October 2021 10am-1:30pm (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

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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 jersey skirt (short or long).

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.

  • 1m-2m of stretch fabric, depending on the width of your fabric and the length of skirt you would like to make.

  • -Matching threads for your chosen fabric.

    -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

-Saturday 2nd  October 2021 10am-1:30pm (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

-Friday 8th October 2021 10am-1:30pm (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

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OVERLOCKER COMPLETE FAST TRACK-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 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. At the end of this session you will have hopefully familiarised yourselves with your own machine & walk away with an elasticated waist skirt or pair of shorts.

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.

-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.

-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.

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


6 hour session £60

Upcoming Dates

-TBC 2021  (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

-TBC 2021  (30mins refreshment break) Location at Fabricate Mirfield

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