Conquer the Overlocker with Layla

Intro to Overlocking :: Molly Top and Molly Dress :: Sew Over It London Sewing Classes

Master the overlocker whilst making one of our versatile t-shirt patterns! This class will not only teach you how to sew a jersey t-shirt but also how to properly use and understand overlockers.

Never out of style, a basic jersey top is always a must-have in any wardrobe. Style it up with a breton stripe, or colour block for a more funky look. The perfect pattern for using an overlocker for the first time.

In the morning:  Introduce you to overlockers. How to: thread them, explanation of what all the dials do, practise using them on different fabrics, sew a rolled hem, disengage the blade. You will leave with samples that you can keep for reference. You will then cut out the fabric for your dress/top. Our teacher will give you lots of tips and tricks throughout the class.

After lunch: Thread up your overlocker ready for the class. Sew up your top!

Your teacher

Layla is our resident all round teacher. She’s an expert in all things sewing & pattern cutting, and can answer any sewing question with ease. She also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the indie pattern world and will inspire you to sew up an entire handmade wardrobe in no time.

Your classmates

We like to keep our class sizes small at Sew Over It, giving you lots of one on one time with your teacher and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you can think of! The maximum class size for Conquer the Overlocker with Layla is six.

Included in the price of the course:

A printed copy of the pattern of your choice, including all the instructions you need to sew it up and a handy guide to overlockers to take home with you. You’ll also get a PDF copy of the pattern after the class so you can make up many more!

You will need to bring:

Some fabric for your Molly Top, Edie Top or Hebden T-Shirt. Find the fabric requirements using the links below:
Molly Top
Edie Top
Hebden T-Shirt: Womens
Hebden T-Shirt: Mens

Level: 4

  • Have completed Intro to Dressmaking 1 or similar
  • Can insert a regular zip and attach a waistband
  • Understand notches and grainlines
  • Confident in sewing cotton fabrics

Class length: Two 3 hour Sessions

Price: £150

For further information on our classes (including how to get to us and our cancellation policy) see our Class FAQs page.

Class Dates:

Sunday 9th February, 10am – 5pm: Sold Out 

Sunday 8th March, 10am – 5pm: Book Now

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