How to use your Overlocker
This course will focus on setting up, threading and adjusting tension on an Overlocker to neaten raw edges and sew stretch garments together with confidence. During the session you will learn how to thread the Overlocker and change the thread colour with ease, troubleshooting problems you encounter along the way.

You will practise the following: adjusting tension and stitch length, changing needles (discussing suitable needles and sizes), adjusting the blade position, basic maintenance, sewing corners and curves, using woven and stretch fabrics and lots more too… You will also have an opportunity to use a Cover Stitch machine for finishing necklines and hems on stretch fabrics.

You will leave the course with a selection of samples showing the techniques you have learned and a wealth of knowledge on how to use your Overlocker with confidence.

*It is important that you refer to the section: ‘What do I need to bring and are there any additional costs?'*
Prosp User 3
This course is for anyone who is confident using a sewing machine but new to using an Overlocke Prosp User 4
Please bring your Overlocker with you if you have one. It is more beneficial to learn using your own machine as each one is different. Remember to bring your manual, pedal and accessories including the toolkit, tweezers, screwdrivers and spare needles. Some different colour threads will also be useful.

*IMPORTANT*: All machines must be in good working order. Once you have enrolled, please email the York Learning team at westyork.adulted@york.gov.uk with the make and model of your Overlocker. This information will be passed directly to the tutor.

Limited Overlockers will be available to use if you don't have your own machine. Please let us know when you enrol for the course.
Prosp User 5
Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines on any creative product or tools that you intend to use during the course, before the first class. Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations. Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations.
There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this. There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this.
If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish, If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish,
As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class. As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class.
Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council. Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council.
Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered. Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT1/FE9
20/09/2022
20/09/2022
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
5.00 hrs per wk
1 weeks
Kate Unsworth
40.00
No reductions apply