Basic Stretch Course (BasS)
Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
COST: $175 includes kit valued at $45.00
Maximum 8 students
Pre-requisite: Overlocker Basics or competent in sewing woven fabrics
In this class you will make a maxi skirt with a separate cased waistband (the skirt can be altered to any length in class) based on the New Look pattern 6288. You will have to trace off and adjust your pattern (calculating ease) with assistance. You will learn how to work in knits and stretch and the differences between these types of fabrics – notes provided. You will get a comprehensive information sheet on elastics building on what you learnt in my beginner’s class. Specialist stretch and knit sewing techniques, haberdashery and threads will be discussed in detail. Depending on adjustments needed the class MAY be shown basic shortening and lengthening, hip and waist adjustments. Sway back, prominent and flat bottoms and stomachs adjustment and be shown how to pivot a skirt panel to increase or decrease fullness. Kit includes: pattern, 1.5m plain Ponti weight spandex knit (Scuba), 30cm x 6mm steam a seam, 2 x woolly nylon threads to match your fabric, 1.3m x 38mm knitted or non-roll woven elastic and notes.
NOTE: This class is designed to use both your sewing machine and overlocker. (Just bring your overlocker if that is what you have) It can be completed just using a sewing machine but it will take you longer and you may not finish your skirt in class.
Overlocker Basics and Techniques (OB&T)
Dates: 20 October 2018
OR 17 November 2018
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Teacher: Bernadette Thomas
COST: $160 includes kit valued at $15.00
Learn about the parts of your overlocker, basic care and maintenance, conquer threading and understand basic tension problems and the use of your differential feed capability. Learn tips for corners, curves, gathering and working with elastic. Find out how to achieve a perfect rolled hem. Learn the troubleshooting basics and walk away with a detailed workbook of samples and settings for your machine.
Suitable for 3, 4 or 5 thread overlockers with differential feed. This class is not suitable for Baby Lock ATD machines. Coverstich capability is not covered in this class.
Overlocker Fancy Finishes
Date: 21 October 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
COST: $135 includes kit and thread hire valued at $30.00
Maximum 6 students
Pre-requisite Applies: Completion of Over Locker Basics and Techniques
Moving on from the basics class we will learn how to perfect roll hem techniques on different fabrics – including sheers and knits. Learn about and play with a variety of specialist threads and techniques and experiment with flat locking and ladder stitch. You will add more sample sheets to your workbook. Suitable for 3, 4 and 5 thread overlockers with differential feed. This class is not suitable for Baby lock ATD machines. COVERSTITCH capability is not covered in this class.