Overlocker Sewing Class

Learn how to use a sewing machine in this London workshop



2 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £35

There is so much to learn about the overlocker! It can do so much more than just neaten up your seams. In this sewing class, you will learn loads of handy tips and tricks to using an overlocker, also known as a serger.

If you have recently purchased an overlocker, or are thinking of purchasing one, then this workshop is the one for you! We welcome all skill levels, so you don't need to know many sewing techniques already.

Craig, your friendly teacher, will unlock the secrets of this sewing machine and open you up to all the different kinds of sewing you can achieve with your overlocker, as well as replacing parts and machine maintenance.

During this two hour workshop your tutor will cover everything you need to know to become confident with your machine. Including:

  • Blades - upkeep and changing.
  • Needles - types and changing.
  • Accessories - feet / tweezers / cone holders.
  • Threads to use.
  • Threading your overlocker.
  • Changing thread colour without a total rethread.
  • Tension.
  • Differential feed.
  • Cutting width selection.
  • Four thread or three thread sewing options.
  • Creating a rolled hem - removing the finger plate.
  • Flatlock seam.
  • Sewing a blind hem.
  • Sewing in elastic.
  • Gathering foot - one layer and two layers of fabric.
  • Cleaning and oiling - machine maintenance.

Please note:
  • We will be teaching the workshop on Brother 1034D / 3034D / 2104D overlocker machines. Each model is basically the same, with a few minor differences which will be explained in your workshop.
  • We can only teach this group workshop on Brother overlockers, as we will be using specialised feet, specifically for brothers. You can then transfer this information, to your own brands of overlockers you may have at home.



What you'll get
  • A detailed handout of all the sewing techniques you will do in class.
What to bring
Just youself!
 

Craig Parr is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Your safety is important to us!

On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.
At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.
Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with santiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels.

Face masks:
We will continue to follow the government guidelines on facial masks. If you are exempt please bring along your exemption badge.
Location

The Fashion Box - 718-722 Seven Sisters Road, Seven Sisters, England

Your teacher
Craig Parr
Craig Parr

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Who we are:

The Fashion Box was founded in 2013.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins, with a post-graduate degree in Advanced Innovative Pattern Cutting, Craig (Mr Fashion Box!) embarked on a kaleidoscope of successful ventures within the fashion industry.

Craig is a qualified university lecturer, graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a Distinction in Academic Practice, teaching certificate.

During his time working in the fashion industry, he has worked alongside a huge selection of fashion houses, new designers and is a mentor to many university lecturers and fashion graduates.
He is also a former Collection Manager for Qasimi Homme, has worked alongside Sadie Clayton, and is currently working on production of a collection of clothing patterns for his own brand.

Craig has more than 25 years experience in teaching in universities and colleges, as well as with private clients. As a result, he is accomplished at getting the best out of both groups of students and one-to-one situations.

After 8 years at prestigious private Italian school, Istituto Marangoni, he left to pursue his dreams of opening his own fashion school, which resulted in The Fashion Box.

Craig is also former Head of Fashion at a London University, and is currently writing university programmes for fashion schools and universities worldwide.

He is a very patient, capable mentor and tutor, both to beginners and more experienced students.

Verified reviews

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Stephanie Parkes Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really enjoyed the class and amazing what you can learn in 2 hours! Craig was great - everything was set up and ready in advance. Craig was very clear, well organised and extremely patient! Good value for money and the class size was just right too. Will definitely be back. Thank you! x

Diane McCarthy Jun 2022


Craig was fantastic, kept it simple, with clear demonstrations and humour was an added bonus.

Nimmi Patel May 2022


Amazing teacher and envy inducing studio! Craig is an expert, great knowledge and approach to teaching made this both fun and insightful. Teaching is at whatever level you need to make sure you leave with the knowledge and experience you came for. Would recommend without hesitation. (Also easy to get to!)
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