Course Summary

This one-day course offers students hands-on experience in using their own overlocker to its fullest capacity. Learn all aspects of overlocker including threading, tension adjustment, seams and hems. BYO overlocker.

This course covers general overlocker advice and maintenance, threading (scratch/pull through), altering tension details, altering stitch width and length, differential feed, starting and finishing seams, corners (inner/outer), circles and ovals starting and stopping, rib application, elastic application, rolled hems and flat locking.

Students will be able to maintain and work their overlocker expertly, using various settings for different applications. You will be able to use your overlocker in a variety of situations without the added expense of attachments. This class is suitable for students who have their own overlocker at home or who have recently purchased the machine and would like further knowledge about its operation.

Students must bring their own overlocker and all the tools and attachments, as well as a print-out of the instruction booklet. (If you don’t have a printer, let us know well in advance so we can have a booklet printed for you).

Please make sure that your overlocker has been serviced and is in good working order.

Also please bring:

  • Overlocker threads:
    • 1 Green
    • 1 Blue
    • 1 Red
    • 1 Yellow
  • Sharp scissors (fabric and thread cutters)
  • Needles – bring spare needles for overlocker
  • Fabrics – 30 cm poly/cotton striped fabric (woven or stretch fabric)
  • 50 cm cotton, poly/cotton woven fabric or calico
  • 20 cm sheer (organza or similar weight)
  • Notebook and pen

THREAD SIZE – you can bring regular polyester sewing thread as long as it’s 1,000 metres. (Overlocking thread usually comes in 2,500 metre cones and some students have difficulty getting the 4 colours needed. The most important thing is the 4 different colours.

TWEEZERS – these are part of the toolbox that comes with overlockers.

POLYSTER FABRIC – any amount.

CAE note: we will advise you of any class cancellation 48 hours prior to the course commencement date.

Please purchase your materials only when you have received email confirmation that the class is proceeding as scheduled.

We make every effort to ensure that classes proceed, to avoid disappointment.

Course Sessions

Saturday, 10th August - 1 class


Session ID HVA08803C
10 Aug - 10 Aug 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$225 / $214 (conc)
Teacher
Aphrodite Vasilikakis

Students must bring their own overlocker and all the tools and attachments, as well as the instruction booklet. Please make sure your overlocker has been serviced and is in good working order.

Also please bring:

  • Overlocker threads:
    • 1 Green
    • 1 Blue
    • 1 Red
    • 1 Yellow
  • Sharp scissors (fabric and thread cutters)
  • Needles – bring spare needles for overlocker
  • Fabrics – 30 cm poly/cotton striped fabric (woven or stretch fabric)
  • 50 cm cotton, poly/cotton woven fabric or calico
  • 20 cm sheer (organza or similar weight)
  • Notebook and pen

All students must bring their overlockers to class properly threaded, even if it is just factory threaded. You do not need to thread them at home using the different colours as we will do this in class.  This way we can be sure that the machines are either new and in working order or they have been serviced and are in working order.

Students must bring an original hard copy of their overlocking manuals to class. If you are using a photocopied version, the photocopies must be of high quality so that the instructions and the threading points are legible. Accessing the manuals on your phone is not acceptable.

CAE note: we will advise you of any class cancellation 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. So please purchase your materials only when you have received email confirmation that the class is proceeding as scheduled. We make every effort to ensure that classes proceed, to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:30pm