Intro to Overlocking with Ellie – Sunday 3rd October 2021


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Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021, 10am-5pm

Master the overlocker whilst making our versatile Cowl Neck Dress that can be worn as a casual day dress or as a smart work number. With the option to shorten the length you can make it into a top as well if separates are more your thing. This class will not only teach you how to sew the Cowl Neck Dress but also how to properly use and understand overlockers.

First we’ll introduce you to overlockers. How to thread them, an explanation of what all the dials do, practise using them on different fabrics, sew a rolled hem and disengage the blade. You will leave with samples that you can keep for reference. You will then cut out the fabric for your dress/top. Ellie will give you lots of tips and tricks throughout the class.

Then thread up your overlocker and sew up your dress or top! You will leave with a finished dress, detailed handout with samples to support it and a pattern so you can make more at home.

This class will be held at the Lisa Comfort Home shop at 319 Essex Road, London, N1 2BD.

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Your sewing level

This is not a beginner’s class (although you can be new to sewing with jersey). We will expect you to have a couple of simple dressmaking projects under your belt and to understand the basic sewing principles of cutting out a pattern, and notches and grainlines.

To participate in this class you should be able to:

  • Cut out a sewing pattern & fabric confidently
  • Understand notches and grainlines
  • Confident in sewing cotton fabrics

Your classmates

We like to keep our class sizes small at Sew Over It, giving you lots of one on one time with your teacher and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you can think of! The current class size for Intro to Overlocking with Ellie is six.

You can find our COVID Policy on teaching classes here.

Included in the price of the course

A printed and digital copy of the Cowl Neck Dress & Top sewing pattern and all the sewing tools (overlocker, scissors, pins etc.) that you’ll need on the day.

You will need to bring

Fabric, haberdashery & thread for your Cowl Neck Dress. You can use the pattern information below to determine how much fabric to bring:


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