Overlocker Beyond Basics

  • The Stitchery 24 Sandyford Place Glasgow, G3 7NG United Kingdom

One day workshop // 10am - 5pm // Level: Beyond Basics // Cost: £60 (includes fabric samples) // Instructor: Patricia Collins

Harness the full potential of your overlocker for making professional looking clothes, with your own unique embellishments. 

If you've already done our one-day Unlocking Your Overlocker course or you just need a little help and encouragement to get beyond the basics, then this workshop is for you. Led by Patricia Collins, this is an opportunity to learn the full potential of your overlocker; helping you to create professional looking garments, with your own unique touch, and with fewer steps than your regular sewing machine. 

Patricia will be guiding you through the use of various types of speciality thread for different applications and decorative effects. You'll also learn about two-thread overlocking and flatlocking (stitches commonly found on commercial clothing); inserting lace, trims and zips; and the use of specialised attachments for your overlocker. And we have also included a tutorial on the Coverstitch machine, with a chance to try out the studio model. 

Course Requirements

This is a beyond beginner course, which means you must have some experience in using an overlocker. If you own one, we recommend that you bring your own overlocker machine. If not, there are 3 available for use at the studio, on a first-come-first-served basis (there is an option for this during booking). 

The cost of this class includes some sample fabrics and threads to play with. But we do ask that you bring 4 spools of overlocking thread to the class. And you are more than welcome to bring your own scraps of fabric too. Patricia will be available for any questions you may have on your existing projects.

Booking Your Place

To book your place on this course, please use our online booking system below. You can pay a deposit or, if you prefer, pay the full course amount. Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before making your booking. 

You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card.  NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this. 

Any Questions?

If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class (Note: If you don't see your course info up yet, don't panic, we'll have it up with enough time to get your supplies together before the course starts).

If you don't find your answer in either of these places, then please feel free to contact us.