Overlocker Skills Workshop

Overlocker Skills Workshop

Duration: 2 hours
Start Date: To be confirmed
Course fees: £5 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: learneradvice@hullcc.gov.uk

Course Aims

There will be no sewing classes scheduled until further notice.  Please keep checking our website and social media pages for course updates.

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The Community Learning Team


An overlock is a stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of material and can be used for edging, hemming or seaming. This session will teach you how to stay safe, change threads, different stitch types and how to troubleshoot.

Meet new people, learn new skills, and have a fun time extending your knowledge.

Entry Requirements

A love of sewing, prior experience using a sewing machine, a desire to extend your knowledge and a little patience!

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: learneradvice@hullcc.gov.uk

Course Content

This is a classroom-based, workshop-style, learning experience.

Overcome your fear by learning about the safe handling and use of the overlocker. We will look at how to rethread the machine, how to change threads, how to set up and use the machine to create a range of stitches.

We will construct a simple drawstring bag as practice sample piece using the overlocker.

Tutor demonstration, advice, guidance and practical support will be given throughout the session.

Please bring your own overlocker with you. This must be PAT tested. You will need fabric for the bag – fat quarters are ideal – approximately 1.5m of ribbon for the ties and matching treads.

There are sewing machines and some sewing equipment, for example scissors, pins, etc. for your use at the centre.  However, you may wish to bring your own sewing tools and equipment. If you wish to bring your own sewing machinery it must hold a current PAT test certificate. The tutor will need to see evidence of this before it can be used.

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

We offer a range of sewing and creative courses which can assist you in developing your own skills and interests.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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