Overlocker Basics

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Unlock the secrets of your most feared machine in the Overlocker Basics course!

Over four lessons, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks you need to show that overlocker who’s boss including threading, finishing, a wide variety of stitches and functions, gathering, elastic insertion and much more.  We’ll sew a bunch of quick and fun projects with a “reduce waste” theme including fabric ribbon, snack bags, ‘un’-paper towels, a bowl cover and more.

The classes have been designed to balance all the necessary theoretical content and practical skills so not only do you KNOW how to use your overlocker, you also UNDERSTAND how it works.

As always, you’ll receive comprehensive class notes at each lesson that you can refer to as you practice your new skills in all your future projects.


$260 per person (inc GST), includes four 2 hour lessons in a small group of 8 participants.

*** PLEASE NOTE: The weekend version of this course consists of 2 x double (i.e. 4 hour) lessons.

What’s included?

  • 8 hours of sewing tuition in a group of 8 students
  • Weekly class notes including step by step instructions and tips and tricks
  • Calico for making a stitch reference book

You will need to bring/supply:

  • Your overlocker
  • Materials such as fabric and elastic for projects (estimated cost of materials is $20-40).  Details of these will be provided after booking.
  • Pins, dressmaking shears, thread, seam ripper etc.
  • Fine point overlocker tweezers and any overlocker accessories you own

Skill level required:

This course is suitable for confident beginner sewers with some basic skills.  You should have made some simple projects before and be comfortable using a sewing machine.  If you’re a novice sewer and would like to become more confident with basic sewing skills, we recommend first joining our Sew from Scratch Beginners Course.


Conference Room, St Peter & Emmaus Church, 56 Green Street, Joondanna, Perth


We’re on a break from face to face classes for the remainder of 2022. To find out first when more classes become available, please subscribe to our email newsletter as that will be the first place we announce any new classes.  We hope to see you soon!

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Booking Terms & Conditions:

1)      Course fees are required to be paid on booking to secure your place.

2)      Should you choose to pay by direct deposit, note that your place is not secured until full payment is received.  Your invoice is due 7 days from the date of invoice or 14 days prior to course commencement, whichever is sooner.  Should you require a payment plan, please contact us to make arrangements.

3)      If the course is cancelled by Sew for Life (i.e. minimum course numbers not reached)  you may choose to receive either a full 100% refund, or transfer payment to a later course.

4)      If you cancel within the two weeks prior to course commencement or are unable to attend on the day, for any reason, there will be no refunds or transfers issued.

5)      Sew for Life is unable to offer make-up classes for lessons that are not attended for sickness or any other reason.  You will have access to the written notes and instructions for all your lessons and the teacher will do their best to help you catch up in the following lesson if time permits.

Additional information

Available Course Dates

Saturdays 5th & 12th February 2022, 12.30pm – 4.30pm


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