Ever wondered what all those switches and dials on your overlocker/serger do? Did you know that your machine is capable of so much more than just preventing fraying - it can create stretch seams, rolled hems, lettuce hems and faux coverstitches too! We have a guest tutor Lindsey who has a wealth of experience and teaches online and in person to share her passion for stitching in stretch fabric and getting clothes to fit your wonderful body. (Or someone else’s if you if you are generous enough to make for others). Don’t be scared as Lindsey will help you to understand your machine by learning to thread the machine from scratch. We will spend time playing with settings, tensions, differential feed. You will be encouraged to make mistakes on purpose, you learn by your mistakes. Once you are confident with what you can achieve with your overlocker we will end the session by making a small project for you to take away. To participate in this class you must have your own overlocker to bring to the class. If you can bring old T-shirts or other scrap jersey to practice on that will help. Alternatively bring your purse as we will have bags of scrap jersey to purchase. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch.
What's included in the price?
A fun and inclusive tutor who can teach you to get the most of your overlocker or serger. Tea/coffee and cake
3 hours (1:30pm to 4:30pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Stitching Kitchen was created by Hannah Thompson, a textile artist who loves to create in fabric and thread. She teaches various textile art related courses from her studio - and provides home made cakes and teas/coffee. The courses run regularly and also by arrangement - her spacious creative textiles and sewing studios are perfect to host events for groups and for parties.
- Intermediate level
- Public transport
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners