taming your overlocker

Owning your own overlocker opens up a world of sewing possibilities -right? Beautifully finished seams on stretch fabrics, professional touches that transform your garments from home-made to one-off designer pieces. It sounds perfect, until your overlocker's razor-sharp blades start munching your beautiful fabric. It's time for you to take charge!


Skill Level: All

This class suits anyone who has an overlocker! Don't give up on this amazing machine. Once you've mastered a few basics, you'll find that it will become a regular part of your sewing. The class is limited to 5 students, so you'll have plenty of one-on-one time with your instructor (and your own overlocker).


Classes & Cost

6 hours tuition / $175
Price includes $25 workshop kit

2019 Workshops

Sunday,17 November 2019


Monday, 18 November 2019



This class is open to everyone: home sewers, hobbyists and professionals.   It's also available as part of the Professional Program or HSC Textiles Program.

taming your overlocker Course Details

An overlocker, or serger, is a versatile sewing aid that can intimidate even confident sewers. The sewing course gives an introduction to overlocker techniques and is designed to give students the confidence to use their machine to its full potential. During these classes, students work on a number of samples that are a take home reminder of what can be achieved.

You'll need to bring your overlocker and instruction manual to class. That's the machine you'll be taming. Did we mention the instruction manual? If you've lost or misplaced it, it's likely that you'll be able to find the information online. 

What You'll Learn

  • How your overlocker operates

  • Care and maintenance of your overlocker

  • Overlocker threading

  • Overlocker tension settings

  • Four-thread overlocking

  • Three-thread overlocking including rolled hems

  • Two-thread overlocking

  • Flat locking

  • Demonstration of specialist feet for gathering, applying elastic, beading and hem finishes.

All our Sydney students are required to bring their overlocker to class.

More Information

Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9449 1450 and we'd be happy to provide more information or tailor a program for you.

Feeling Social?

There's nothing we love more than to see our students work in progress or finished creations!