Introduction to Overlocker's  (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)

Introduction to Overlocker's (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)

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 Become friends with your overlocker and build confidence through experience

To prepare you for the sewing workshops, it’s important that you know your way around an overlocker. This is the perfect introductory so that we can make sure everyone is at a similar starting point when the other classes begin

This class is designed to be booked in conjunction with one of the other longer workshops offered, to ensure you have an understanding of the overlocker and are be able to start the projects 

It's ideal for you to bring along your own Overlocker from home for this class so that we can set you up for success going forward. If, however, you do not have one you are able to use one of Ariane's. Please note that there is a limited number of machines and you will need to advise this is the case at the time of booking in case they are already scheduled to be used by other students


Key Takeaway's / Learning's from the class:

When you use an overlocker instead of a sewing machine

Threading the machine and changing needles

Do you need to backstitch?

Sewing straight lines and curves on different types of fabrics

Seam allowances 

The Blade - what its truly for and how NOT to use it 

Different types of Overlocker stitch - and the purpose 


What to bring with you:

Ideally: Your Overlocker, machine pedal, minimum 4 x matching threads and machine specific needles. The aim is to enable you to be able to create at home

If you do not have your own overlocker - you are welcome to use one of Ariane's - the number of these is limited, so please advise at the time of booking if you will need one so that the class numbers can be arranged correctly - thank you 

If you would like information on purchasing an overlocker, please contact Ariane as she will be happy to help you with this


What would you receive:

Confidence in being able to use an overlocker

Threading the machine

Understanding of when to use it v's a regular sewing machine

Experience sewing on different types of fabrics 

Experience sewing straight lines and different types of curves – how to handle the fabrics

Knowledge of what to do when things go wrong  


Class Capacity:

Capped at 6 people 


Access to the private 'Sparkle Gang Stitch' Facebook group:


You will be added to the secret ‘Sparkle Gang Stitch’ Facebook group - a place where Ariane will be sharing tips and tricks for sewing along with secret ideas for how to improve your work ongoing. Class attendees will be encouraged to share pictures of their makes and share knowledge and ideas. It’s a community we are growing for the Sewing Revolution! This is the place to have access to Ariane's technical knowledge during and after the course


Who can attend?

The classes are operated in a respectful manner and no preferences will be taken over the gender of attendees - everyone is encouraged to take part!

Anyone over the age of 18 due to the use of sewing machines


Class Length:

2 hours 


Dates and Times of Classes: 

Wednesday 1st May - 10.30am -12.30pm

Wednesday 1st May - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Monday 20th May - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 13th June - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 15th June - 9am - 11am



Classes will be held at Ariane's studio - 18 Dawson Street, Brunswick


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

No Refund applicable, if the class is run again you will be welcome to attend so long as you gave over 48 hours cancellation notice. Not transferable to another person. To run, this class needs a minimum of 3 attendees booked in, if this is not the case 48 hours before the class begins Ariane may be in touch to re-schedule to another date


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Great new skill!!!

I was very happy with the overlocker class. I had never used an overlocker before and now I have an understanding of how they work, how to thread them, do's and don't of using a machine, some problem solving hints and I feel fully confident in using a machine moving forward. It was a great class and it is always a pleasure being taught by Ariane, who always makes an effort to go into full detail to answer questions so that you walk away with a complete understanding and knowledge that will stay with you.

Confident on an Overlocker now

It was a very clear class that showed me all I wanted to know to be able to confidently use an Overlocker on my own. And the class was very relaxed which made it a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.