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  1. overlocker 9300DX_lowres overlocker pic 1


    Overlockers, originally used in industrial sewing venues, are a valuable asset to home sewers.  

    Not long ago, overlockers were only available for commercial use. The machines were huge, heavy and impractical for home sewers. Fortunately, the market has changed and there are wonderful assortments of industrial-quality overlockers, at a variety of price points, designed specifically for home sewers.

    Different from a conventional sewing machine that forms a stitch with a bobbin and top thread, an overlocker works with loopers and needle threads that form an overlocking stitch.

    When selecting an overlocker, keep in mind that as the number of threads and loopers increase, so does the price of the machine. So, choose the configuration that best fits your needs.

    What does an Overlocker do? To read the full in-depth article on overlockers please click here

    Interested in learning to use an Overlocker? Read details in the box below



    At Sew In Brighton sewing school, based in Hove, East Sussex we can show you how to thread up, adjust tension, sew jersey and other fabrics and answer any of your questions you may have about overlockers, how they work and which overlocker is suitable for your needs. You can bring your own overlocker machine or learn on ours. 

    We have these options to help you get to know your overlocker: 

    Love Your Overlocker Workshop
    Learn to use an overlocker (use ours or bring your own) or get help with ANY sewing project you have in mind to our Click here for details

    Level 2 Overlocker Workshop
    Love Your Overlocker workshop - Sew In Brighton
    Learn advanced overlocking techniques including decorative stitching, more on rolled hems, cover stitching, blind hemming, dealing with corners, other hems and sewing with lycra... 
    Click here for details

    1-2-1 overlocker lessons
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    Private tuition covering either Love Your Overlocker or both that and Level 2 workshop content with our Overlocker expert at our classroom in Hove - or we may be able to hold the class at your house
    Click here for 1-2-1 class details and prices

    If you  are a 
    Beginner to sewing on machines and want to learn to sew with an ordinary sewing machine before advancing onto overlocking (recommended) click here to view our complete beginner classes and workshops 



  2. I thought I would put up details of the pattern adjusting book I have occasionally mentioned that is BRILLIANT for methods of adjusting dressmaking patterns like we do on the Making Clothes from Patterns Course to fit big boobs, rounded backs, thin or chunky arms, thin or big thighs etc etc....basically for anyone who's making clothes from patterns (bought patterns or drafted yourself as we do on the Fashion Design course) for a body that is not 'uniform' size and shape all over (who's is??)!

    Click here to see/buy it on Amazon for less than a fiver or click the image below

    perfect fit book