NF207 - Sewing: Love your Overlocker

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Course Sewing: Love your Overlocker

Do you have an overlocker but are unsure how to use it, or do you find the threading a nightmare, or you can’t get the tension right? This workshop will make threading easy and explain tension so that you can set it correctly every time. You will see how to adjust your overlocker to ensure a perfect stitch for everything you want to make. You will also learn how to seam and neaten a variety of fabrics, do rolled hems and use threads for decorative effects. You will also have an opportunity to use the overlocker to make simple projects, using the overlocker for most of the construction.

Required Skills You need your own overlocker and the desire to learn to use it to its full potential.
Teaching Method A practical workshop with notes for reference and samples for inspiration.
Outcomes You will be able to use your overlocker with confidence for a variety of sewing projects.
Materials required • your overlocker, foot pedal and the instruction book • all the accessories that came with the machine including tweezers and a small brush • spare machine needles that fit your overlocker (check your instruction book for type required) • at least 4 reels or cones of polyester thread in different colours (if your machine has colour coded threading then bring the colours that are the same) • cutting out scissors and small pair of scissors • a hand sewing needle and a blunt tapestry or knitters needle • a selection of different fabric pieces including those you most usually sew • fading marker pen • pen, pencil and ruler and a small bottle of sewing machine oil For the projects: The Easy Shopper – 50cm of fabric at least 114cm wide (medium weight cotton, lightweight curtain fabric, plain or printed or a medium weight calico would be ideal); 2 strips of calico 50cm x 4cm; 4 reels or cones of thread to blend with or match the fabric. The Easy Cushion Cover – A cushion pad; piece of fabric twice the width of the pad plus 30cm; strip of the same or contrast fabric the width of the pad and 15cm wide; 4 reels or cones of thread to blend with or match the fabric If you have any queries about the materials for this course please contact us. If you purchase items in advance and should the course not run due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to take responsibility for the cost of those materials. You may wish to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee are provided free of charge but in order to avoid waste we are asking learners to bring their own re-usable coffee cups if possible.
Homework required
Assessment At the start of the course you will be given your own individual learning plan. Your tutor will record your entry level and together you will track your progress and achievements.
Progression to We will support learners to make informed choices about their next steps by providing appropriate individual and/or group information, advice, and/or guidance tailored to need and desired outcomes. A variety of different sewing and craft courses are offered at this centre, see for more details.
Duration 1 session
Start Date Saturday Oct 13, 2018
Course Costs £50.00
Concessions £41.00
Timing-start 10:00 am
Timing-end 4:00 pm
Course Code NF207
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