Overlocker Class #1 – The Basics

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When:
24/06/2021 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Australia/Brisbane Timezone
2021-06-24T09:30:00+10:00
2021-06-24T15:30:00+10:00
Where:
SewMasters Sewing Machines
1/20 Bogong St
Riverhills QLD 4074
Australia
Tickets:
Past Event
$175.00 AUD Overlocker Class #1 - The Basics - 24/06/21
Overlocker Class #1 - The Basics Come along to this first event and get to know your overlocker! In this Overlocker Class The Basics e will be exploring three and four thread setups, with your personal machine setting information and samples sewn to understand the operation of your overlocker, stitch lengths, cutting differences, tensions, differential feed, how to's on beginning and ending seams, inside and outside corners, and rolled edges. Your completed workbook will be a valuable resource to reference later.
Contact:
SewMasters Pty Ltd
07 31080043

Overlocker Class BrisbaneOverlocker Class #1 – The Basics

Come along to this first event and get to know your overlocker!

In this Overlocker Class #1 – The Basics will be exploring three and four thread setups, with your personal machine setting information and samples sewn to understand the operation of your overlocker, stitch lengths, cutting differences, tensions, differential feed, how to’s on beginning and ending seams, inside and outside corners, and rolled edges.

Your completed workbook will be a valuable resource to reference later.

Overlocker Class Requirements

Overlocker in excellent working order, recently serviced

Instruction Book for overlocker

All accessories that come with the overlocker

Machine Power Lead

Machine Foot Control

Packet of size 90 needles to suit your machine (quality needles available at the store)

Machine Knee Lever (Optional)

Overlocking thread – one cone each of blue, red, yellow and green – quality thread available at the store or buy online

Small scissors 

Glue stick

Notebook

Pen

 

So grab your Overlocker Machine and join us to explore the great features of these industry leading machines.

Further requirements may be needed as classes progress or if you are booking into the next event (Overlocker Class #2 – Beyond The Basics) you will be notified in time to obtain items before the next session.

What’s Included? 

A workbook, and fabric kit will be supplied for completion for the event.

Morning Tea & Lunch is Included: Here at SewMasters we like you to feel comfortable so you can focus on your education. We have taken care of you with a fresh morning tea Fruit Platter provided by Maniatis Market Middle Park delivered daily along with a superb lunch by our award winning neighbours  Just Poppy’s to keep your energy levels up. Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Nut Allergy… it seems everyone has a special dietary requirement these days and this is why we know it’s important to be knowledgeable and prepared for any of our attendees with special dietary requirements.

Food is all included with the price of the event and if you have any dietary requirements please email us at least 30 days prior to the event.

 

What to Bring?

A requirement list is listed above and we will also email out a reminder before the event starts with enough preparation time for you to gather your supplies, prior to any events.

(sample Fabric kit is included)

If you need to place an order for any supplies or accessories please call us on (07) 3108 0043 to ensure we can acquire any stock you may need.

The SewMasters Store opens at 9am so please feel free to come in and set up your machine, order your coffee & chat to fellow attendees in time for 9.30am Sharp start!

To book your place in this course,
Please call us on (07) 3108 0043 OR book in online.

Remember we have limited spaces so be quick to book as these events sell out fast!

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Workshop Terms and Conditions

Fees: All events must be paid in full, at time of booking, to confirm your place in the event.
Cancellation Policy: If cancelling prior to 30 days before the event, an alternative date will be offered, and if the date is not suitable, a full store credit will be given.
If cancelling under 30 days prior to the event, no refund, or store credit will be offered.

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SewMasters’ Top Tips For Choosing An Overlocker

There comes a time in every sewing enthusiast’s life where they consider buying an overlocker. At SewMasters, we understand how important it is to pick the right overlocker for you, which is why we stock some of the world’s leading brands. Whether you’re looking for a Babylock overlocker, a JUKI overlocker, or a Brother overlocker, the team at SewMasters can help you pick the perfect machine for your projects. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right track. 

Why Choose An Overlocker Rather Than A Generic Sewing Machine?  

If you’re new to the world of sewing, you might be wondering what the difference is between a sewing machine and an overlocker (also known as a serge machine). There are a few reasons why you might want to choose an overlocker rather than a sewing machine. NV880E-needle-threader

  • An overlocker cuts out basic steps. A generic sewing machine requires you to cut your projects before sewing, as there’s no blade to trim the excess fabric before the needle. On the other hand, an overlocker binds fabric layers together while simultaneously cutting excess material. 
  • Overlockers are a lot faster. In general, overlockers can sew twice as fast as most home sewing machines. Top-quality units such as a BERNINA overlocker can complete a project in half the time as a sewing machine. 
  • You can create overlock stitches. An overlocker allows you to use between two and eight cones of thread at once to create overlock stitches, whereas most sewing machines use a maximum of two threads. 
  • Your projects will look more professionally finished. Because an overlocker cuts raw edges and loops thread over the edges to prevent fraying, the result looks more polished and professional.

Features To Consider In An Overlocker 

  • Threading. Every overlocker has a different threading system, but most of them take a bit of fiddling and patience to get it right. Some machines will have features to make threading more straightforward, like the Babylock overlocker with air threading. 
  • Adjustable differential feed. This is an essential feature on any overlocker,
    as the two feed dogs work independently beneath the fabric.
  • Free arm. If you’re creating a lot of garments, especially for kids, a free arm is going to be a time-saver. You’ll love it when you’re trying to work on difficult areas like cuffs and collars. 
  • Extra feet and accessories. It can’t hurt to have a few additional accessories around, just in case you need them at some point. However, don’t spend too much money on accessories you might never use. Make sure you’re finding the balance for value.

Which Brand Should You Choose? 

At SewMasters, we have so many internationally renowned brands, so it can be challenging to narrow down your decision. Here’s our summary of a few of the most popular overlocker brands.  brother nv880e accessories

  • Janome overlocker. Janome creates very versatile overlockers, perfect for casual hobbyists and industry professionals alike. They’re lightweight and very portable, making them ideal for those who like to travel with their work. 
  • Elna overlocker. Elna has been setting the bar for overlockers since the 1940s, and now they are manufactured by Janome. They are a great standard of machine with an affordable budget. 
  • Husqvarna overlocker. Husqvarna has always been known for its high-quality, long-lasting machines. If you’re looking for consistency in your overlocker, we’d suggest looking at a Husqvarna. 
  • Singer overlocker. For many people, the idea of the sewing machine or overlocker is synonymous with the brand Singer. They’ve been leading the industry since 1851 and are still a favourite amongst sewers today. 
  • JUKI overlocker. JUKI is a fantastic home sewing overlocker. They are sturdy machines capable of hours of intense use. They’re user-friendly, easy to maintain, and no matter what your budget, you’ll find the right JUKI overlocker for you. 
  • Brother overlocker. Brother is arguably one of the most popular brands in the sewing world, and it’s not hard to see why. They are durable, reliable machines built-in with some of the most innovative features on the market. If you’re a professional, you won’t go astray with a Brother overlocker. 
  • BERNINA overlocker. BERNINA isn’t just passionate about creating the very best overlockers. They’re also committed to sustainability. The brand focus on waste reduction in all areas of their manufacturing process, and they try to recycle wherever possible. In addition to this, BERNINA sewing machines are built to last longer than one generation, so you won’t need to buy yourself a new machine within a few short years.
  • Babylock overlocker. These overlockers have a user-friendly design and are ideal for people of all skill levels and budgets. You can only find Babylock overlockers through licensed distributors, and SewMasters is proud to say we supply these incredible machines.

If You’re Looking For An Overlocker, SewMasters Can Help

When it comes to sewing machines, no one knows them better than the team at SewMasters. Whether you’re sewing commercially or you do it as a hobby, we’re here to help our customers achieve better results from their work and achieve their sewing goals through the right machines and accessories. SewMasters are proud to stock some of the world’s leading brands in overlockers, coverstitch machines, embroidery machines, and sewing machines, all of which are renowned for their reliability, quality, and durability. Whether you’re buying a new machine or you’re looking for a repairperson you can trust, SewMasters are here to help. Check out our range of overlockers online today!

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