OVERLOCKER #2 - MAKE A TILLY & THE BUTTONS TOP USING YOUR OVERLOCKER (includes pattern) - Various Dates Available has a rating of stars based on reviews.

OVERLOCKER #2 - MAKE A TILLY & THE BUTTONS TOP USING YOUR OVERLOCKER (includes pattern) - Various Dates Available

Join us in this fun workshop to learn how to use your overlocker to make stretch garments.  We'll be making the very popular Tilly and The Buttons Agnes Top. We'll provide the printed sewing pattern which you can keep. You'll be able to make yourself many more of this versatile top plus the other versions.

This 3-hour course is aimed at those that have completed the "Introduction to Overlocking"  or those that use their overlockers to finish seams but have yet to make a stretch garment.

You will learn:
  • choose the right size to to make
  • pin and cut out jersey fabric
  • how to sew a seam on your overlocker
  • how to apply a neck band to your top
  • use a twin needle to for a professional finish
You will leave with a top to wear and the confidence to make simple stetch garments.

You'll need to bring:
You will need to bring with you your overlocker and power cable, a printed copy of your overlocker manual, and your overlocker accessories, plus:

  • Fabric:
    115cm wide fabric - you'll need 1.5m for sizes 1-5 or 2.3m for sizes 6-8 
    147cm wide fabric - you'll need 1.5m for all sizes
  • Matching thread
  • 25cm x 6-8mm wide clear elastic, ribbon or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
  • Ballpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machine

Fabric suggestions Light to medium-weight stretch knit fabrics, such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey or wool jersey. Check that the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 25% wider than its original width.

Don't worry, we'll confirm everything you need to bring and will help you if you are unsure of what to bring and which fabric to choose. If you have any questions on which size to make, please contact us at hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk. 

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric – 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 147cm (58in) wide for all sizes
    OR 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 1-5
    OR 2.3m (2½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 6-8
  • Matching thread
  • 25cm (10in) x 6-8mm wide clear elastic, ribbon or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
  • Optional: 0.5m (20in) x 5mm wide woven or braided elastic for the ruched sleeves and neckline
  • Ballpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machine

Overlocker sewing machines: 
We suggest that you bring your overlocker machine so that you can learn how to use it. There is free parking and it's a short walk to the unit so don't worry about carrying it. 

Overlocking courses:
Fancy a fun day learning how to use your overlocker and making the top? We have both of these courses running on the same day on these dates:

  • Sat 28 November 10am-1pm / 2-5pm 
  • Sat 23 January 10am-1pm / 2-5pm
  • Sat 20 February 10am-1pm / 2-5pm
  • Tues 9 March 10am-1pm / 2-5pm
  • Sat 20 March 10am-1pm / 2-5pm

About your teacher:
Penny Follows has been teaching for a number of years at John Lewis, RayStitch and from her studio in Chesham.  Penny was fortunate to be taught to sew at school by two enthusiastic teachers and also at home by her mother and two grandmothers.  She started to make her own clothes at aged eight.  Penny now makes bespoke clothing for her clients when she isn't teaching. 

Workshop policies:
Please read our WORKSHOP POLICY and COVID POLICY.  By booking on a workshop you are agreeing to our Workshop Policy, Covid Policy and T&Cs. 

If you have any questions please email hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk

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