Introduction to Overlockers

Tutor: Sara Laverick
Length: 2 hours
Max Learners: 5

Overlocking is a finishing process in sewing and dress making. The machine cuts and encases the raw edge of the fabric, creating a neat and even finish.

Who Is This Workshop For?

This workshop is for anybody who would like an introduction to working with an overlocker or for those who want to gain confidence in using an overlocking machine.

Please note there will only be five places on this workshop to ensure that you get a more hands on learning experience. You must be over 18 years of age and you should be able to use a “normal” sewing machine (nothing too advanced, just be familiar with threading up and going in a straight-ish line).


We will start with a quick introduction to overlockers and how they are used, before having a go at using the overlocking machine on different fabrics to gain confidence.

You will learn how to quickly rethread the machine, before moving on to creating a simple fleecy cover to keep your overlocker cosy.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Just bring yourself as you will receive all materials and equipment that is needed for the session.

What Do I Take Home?

All the skills you learn, the cover that you produce during the session, and confidence to use an overlocking machine.

Anything Else I Should Know?

If you have long hair please tie it back, out of the way – we don’t want to add any more thread to your lovely work!

This workshop is designed for you to get to grips with the basics of overlocking machines and you will be using our Janome Overlockers during the session.

If you would like to learn how to use your own overlocker, then we offer one-to-one sessions specifically for this. Please get in touch for more information.


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Minimum Age: 18

Skills Required: Some (see description above)

Session Length: 2 hours

Number of Sessions: 1

Things To Bring: Just yourself