Overlocker Class: Jersey T-shirt

Overlockers! Does yours sit collecting dust hardly seeing the light of day in your sewing space? Bring it along to this class and get a grip on what your overlocker can do for you.

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Tutor: Vivian Cook

We will spend some time discussing and practicing the different stitches and techniques available on your machine and then we will put them into practice and make a T shirt.

Class level - Intermediate, you will have sewn other easy to make garments and have good basic sewing knowledge

The topics we aim to cover are:

We aim to cover the points on the list below. Depending on how many questions you have, we may not get a chance to cover everything - please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave if we don’t cover it in the class.

We aim to teach you all the skills you will need to make an easy to wear Tshirt using your overlocker. We have chosen a pattern that is simple to make but can teach you some useful techniques and in the future can be adapted using shorter sleeve lengths and contrasting fabrics.

Specifically you will learn;

  • Overlocker techniques
  • Stitches and how to change them
  • Tips on cutting out jersy fabric
  • Marking the fabric with notches
  • Using stitch and tear interfacing
  • Attaching a continuous neck band
  • Professional looking hems

What you need to bring to the class:

  • Overlocker and any accessories you have
  • Your overlocker manual (important)
  • 1.2m of Jersey stretch fabric 150cm wide
  • 30cm stitch and tear vilenne (fabric can be purchased in our shop)
  • 4 reels of overlocking thread to match fabric (all the same brand and quality as some overlockers refuse to stitch with different threads)
  • 30cm seam tape or narrow ribbon 

Materials can be purchased in our shop.

Refreshments:

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in your lesson, but please bring a pack lunch to this class.

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