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Learn to Love Your Overlocker - The Ultimate Overlocking Course
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I’ve taught hundreds of people to understand and fully use their overlocker, but when I first started out, I was rather scared of the machine and nervous that I could mess it up. I’ll be honest, I used to dread one of the threads breaking and having to re-thread or work out why something had gone wrong!
Now I’m in a different place – I have no fear, and I am able to make all the adjustments necessary to sew with thick jerseys, slippery fabrics like chiffon and heavy fabrics like denim without any worry. And it all started with taking classes with an expert teacher, following the guidance and practicing. I learned how the machine works and it doesn’t phase me at all now! I can even show you simply and easily how it works too!
- your Overlocking Enabler, Sarah Laws
We're combining the ease of access of recorded workshops with the fun interactivity of live workshops to help you conquer your fear and learn to love your overlocker (or serger if you're in the US).
As you complete each step of this course you learn to love using your overlocker to create many wonderful sewing projects.
Included in the course
- Weekly Zoom Webinars - Make fun projects with us live!
- Weekly Live Tutorials - Q&A and Troubleshooting including learnign about different types of jersey fabrics, how to clean and maintain your overlocker and advanced techniques
- 'Introduction to Overlocking' recorded workshop
- 'When things go wrong' Recorded workshop
- 'Make a Overlocked T-Shirt' recorded workshop
- 'Make a Cardigan on an Overlocker' Recorded Workshop
- E-Book with 5 Dressmaking patterns and a comprehensive guide to overlocking.
- Exclusive Facebook Group and Whatsapp Chat to share your wins, ask questions and interact with your community.
The course will begin on the 15th January and will run for 6 weeks.
As soon as you book your place on the course you will receive a new, exclusive e-book - Sewing Jersey Fabrics.
You will learn to love to sew with your overlocker by competing our new online course. We will hold your hand as you work through three comprehensive recorded workshops, learning all the skills to sew your dream wardrobe from stretch fabrics. We will host interactive Q&As, trouble shooting and live project sessions and be on hand to answer all your questions (even the ones you don’t know you have yet!).
You’ll be supported by expert tutors Sarah, Freya and Kim plus special guests will also share their overlocking experiences and tips. You will also be invited to join our exclusive social groups with your peers to share the learning journey together.
Over six weeks we'll cover everything you need to know about your overlocker and you will make three fantastic garments plus a range of accessories you will love to make and wear. You will have access to a resource pack including an e-book containing your exclusive sewing patterns and all the advice and tips you’ll need in an easy to reference format.
You will have access to the video content and course portal for a full year, giving you lots of time to make the most of the teaching and resources and keep checking back as you build your confidence and skills.
Is this course for me?
This course is for you if you want to build your confidence and skills using your overlocker. It's definitely for you if you haven't opened the box your overlocker came in, and it's for you if you haven't got to grips with threading or changing the settings.
This course will take away all those fears and worries about using your overlocker and enable you to sew everything you've ever wanted on your machine.
Do I need an overlocker already for the course?
To get the most out of the course you will want to sew along with us as we demonstrate techniques and work with you to the sew garments. You could join without an overlocker but the course is very practical and you won't be able to enjoy it fully.
What overlocker is the course for?
Although we are using a Brother overlocker for our demonstrations, all the information and all the projects are suitable for overlockers of all types!
How to I access the content?
The live content will be hosted through Zoom and on Facebook, and the recorded content will be available through our website. All PDF content will be sent to you via email though our website. This can be printed off at home or used digitally.
Is the course self-paced?
This course combines self-paced projects with interactive lives workshops and webinars to support your learning. You will get the most out of the course if you join in with the interactive activities and sessions but you don't have to follow them live. If you are unable to join the sessions, they will be recorded and available for you to catch up with at your own pace.
If you can join in with the content as the course progresses you will get more out of the course and enjoy the community of the other sewists which will help boost your confidence and allow you to make the most of the teaching. It will also guarantee that in 6 weeks from the start date you'll be making your own handmade wardrobe using your overlocker!
How long do I have access to the course for?
You will have access to the recorded content and the Facebook group for one year. Once downloaded, the PDF content is yours to keep forever to refer back to at any time.
How can I pay for the course? Can I pay in instalments?
You will pay for your course through our webshop, which accepts credit and debit cards and Paypal. If you would like to join the course and pay in instalments, we are happy for you to pay 50% deposit, just choose the 50% deposit option. This is subject to the same Ts&Cs as the full payment option.
The second payment will be due by the 7th January and we will send out invoices for the second payment in early January.
What if I change my mind?
If you change your mind about your booking you are entitled to a full refund 14 days after your payment. Once the course has started, if you are not happy with the content we are happy to do full refunds on completion of the first module. You will be required to pass a quiz and share with us your first finished project.
What patterns are included in the E-Book?
The Ebook will include:
- A hat and scarf pattern
- A T-shirt pattern
- Leggings pattern
- Cardigan Pattern
- Quick make patterns for make-up remover pads and a drawstring bag and more!
What size are the patterns?
The clothing patterns are designed for women, in UK Sizes 10-26.
Can I buy the course for a gift?
Yes! This course makes a great gift. Please let us know the contact details of the recipient when you book and we will make sure to send them all the information they need to join the course after Christmas.
Can I join in if I'm not in the UK?
Yes! The course is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. Lives will be recorded in the evenings from England, and if you are not able to join them when they are live you will still access them via the portal.
The PDF patterns and eBook can be printed on to Letter/A4 paper, or used digitally.
Can I get 1-2-1 support
If you find you need additional support during your course you can book a 1-2-1 session with the tutors for £30 for one hour sessions. These are available through the whole year you have access to the course materials.