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LEARN TO USE (AND LOVE) YOUR OVERLOCKER - 2024 - Various Dates Available

If you are looking for a workshop that will teach you the ins and outs of your overlocker, you are in the right place. Spend the day at our gorgeous studio with Amanda from Cotton Onto Sewing demystifying these incredible machines.

Amanda has created an incredible workshop and with her wealth of experience, seamstresses all over the country are falling in love with their overlockers and feeling super confident threading and understanding how they work.

All you need is your overlocker (and lunch), even if it's still in the box and untouched. We'll provide everything else you need on the day and you will leave with a folder full of samples and knowledge. 

What we'll cover in the day:

Morning Session

  • Introduction
  • Amanda's overlocker samples and how an overlocker works
  • Threads, needles and knives
  • Looking at the overlocker
  • Changing a thread colour
  • 4-Thread
  • 3-Thread
  • Stitch finger
  • Rolled hem
  • Width adjuster
  • Turning corners
  • Circular sewing
  • Tieing off ends
  • Unpicking an overlocked stitch

Lunch and then Afternoon Session

  • Sewing with stretch
  • Guides on your machine
  • Differential feed
  • Decorative hemming
  • Flat locking
  • Pressure dial
  • Cleaning your machine
  • Changing back to your thread
  • Presser feet

WOW, yes we fit this all into one day. Amanda has rave reviews for her workshops and we are super excited to host these overlocker workshops with Amanda.

Overlocker machines: 

We have one machine that can be borrowed at a first come first served basis. If you do not have an overlocker, please email us at to see if our one is available. Otherwise, please let us know the make and model of your machine once booked.

Skills needed: This class is designed for absolute beginners or those that need a refresher.

Teacher: Amanda - Cotton Onto Sewing

Amanda is on a quest to become the Queen of Overlocking and, with the incredible reviews we have heard about her workshops, we believe she already owns the title. Amanda spent 13 years working at a clothing alteration shop and learned incredible sewing skills. She then branched out to become self-employed and launched Cotton Onto Sewing. Amanda has an incredible energy and passion.


10am - 430pm

Tea, coffee & water plus biscuits/fruit will be provided. Please bring lunch as there are no shops nearby to purchase lunch. You are welcome to keep your food in our fridge and use our microwave. 


The Avid Seamstress. First Floor, High Lea Business Centre, Witchampton Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AA. For more info on our venue click here


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