Simply Solids

Get to Know Your Overlocker | Sunday 10th December 2017


Simply Solids

Get to Know Your Overlocker | Sunday 10th December 2017


4 available

This class runs on Sunday 10th December 2017 from 10:30am - 4:30pm

Get to Know Your Overlocker - Beginners Overlocking Class

Is your overlocker still sat in it's box? Are you scared to use it? Do you need to build confidence using your overlocker?

This workshop is for absolute beginners as well as for those who have done some overlocking but are not yet fully confident with threading, adjusting tension and use. You will learn how to use your overlocker and put your new skills to the test making a simple cushion cover.

To book this workshop you must own your own 4 thread over locker and upon booking send the make and model details via email to justine@simplysolids.co.uk

During the class you will learn how to:

  • Thread and re-thread
  • Adjust tension
  • Clean your machine
  • Replace needles
  • Adjust stitch length and width
  • Adjust the blade position and turn off the blade (if you have this function)
  • Overlock woven fabrics
  • Sew curves
  • Tie off the chain stitches
  • How to make a simple envelope cushion

You need to bring:

  • Your overlocker
  • Machine manual, pedal and accessories (including the toolkit with tweezers, screwdrivers/allen keys).
  • Half a metre of quilting cotton or home dec weight fabric for your cushion
  • Various fabrics such as jersey if you want to learn to overlock stretch or any other fabrics
  • 4 x 1000m thread cones – most machines come with white, which is fine.
  • Your normal sewing notions such as pins, scissors etc.
  • Needles
  • Lunch

We provide:

  • Scrap fabric to practice
  • Workshop notes
  • Your tuition 
  • Refreshments

Refreshments are provided along with home made cakes. In our classroom we will provide all the equipment required on the day, you just need to bring your own fabrics. Please let us know at time of booking if you are bringing your own machine. (You will need to bring the manual in case of trouble shooting!) If you would like to bring and use your own equipment you will need a basic sewing kit, ruler, rotary cutter, fabric and paper scissors and a pencil.


On the day of your class you will receive 10% off all purchases in our shop. If you wish for us to email your discount code before the class so that it can be used online, please drop us an email. Please note this 10% class discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer.
If you are booking this workshop for someone else please let us know his or her name, email address and contact number so we can send on the workshop information prior to class. If you'd rather we didn't contact them because it was booked as a gift then please add this along with their details to the notes section.
Before booking please read our terms and conditions

If this workshop is fully booked or you are unable to make this date please email justine@simplysolids.co.uk and we will add you to our waiting list for new up and coming classes.