Master: The Overlocker / Serger



There is so much to learn about the overlocker! It can do so much more than just neaten up your seams. We are constantly being asked to create an overlocker based workshop, so here it is! Craig, your host, will unleash all the different kinds of sewing you can achieve with your overlocker, as well as replacing parts and machine maintenance. If you have recently purchased an overlocker, or are thinking of purchasing one, then this workshop is the one for you! During this 2 hour workshop, your tutor will cover EVERYTHING you need to know to become confident with your machine. Workshop content: Blades - upkeep and changing Needles - Types and changing Accessories - feet / tweezers / cone holders / etc Threads to use Threading your overlocker - (simplified!) Changing thread colour without a total rethread Tension Differential feed (what the heck is that?!) Cutting width selection 4 thread or 3 thread sewing options Creating a rolled hem - removing the finger plate Flatlock seam Sewing a blind hem Sewing inelastic Gathering foot - 1 layer and 2 layers of fabric Cleaning and oiling - machine maintenance We will be teaching the workshop on Brother 1034D / 3034D / 2104D overlocker machines. Each model is basically the same, with a few minor differences which will be explained in your workshop. Please note: We can only teach this group workshop on Brother overlockers, as we will be using specialised feet, specifically for brother. You can then transfer this information, to your own brands of overlockers you may have at home. You will receive a worksheet to take home with you. If you would like to learn, solely on your own machine, then you will need to book a private tuition session. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? Just turn up on the day! WORKSHOP DURATION: This is a 2 hour workshop AGE RESTRICTIONS: This workshop is suitable for 14 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult.

What's included in the price?

Everything is provided.


2 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



The Fashion Box

with Craft Courses since 2018

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The Fashion Box is an ideal Fashion School for students to build a solid foundation of skills, in manageable, affordable, bitesize sessions. Don't have the time for university? But still want to learn the skills? Then our workshops are ideal for your needs. No matter which program you pick, you’re guaranteed a quality education from passionate instructors. Start with our 'Ultimate Beginners' workshops, or if you are a little more experienced and would like more advanced workshops.


718-722 Seven Sisters Road, , London, Greater London, N15 5NH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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