How to Thread Your Overlocker

Do you need help threading your overlocker? Whether you have purchased a new overlocker and need to learn bow to thread it correctly, or are having problems rethreading your overlocker, this is the perfect quick course for you. Overlockers are amazing machines but can be difficult to thread and cause people a great deal of frustration, we will cover the essentials to threading your overlocker.

Course Outline:

In the 5 hours you will learn how to:

  • Thread your overlocker
  • How to set tensions correctly when threading
  • The role of the tension and needle dials and threading
  • Tips and tricks for correct threading

Learning Outcomes:

  • The ability to thread your overlocker for home use

What to bring:

  • Overlocker and foot pedal
  • Machine instruction manual
  • Four spools of white overlocking thread
  • Half a metre of calico
  • Notepad and pen to write down notes
  • If you don’t have your instruction manual, please download it online or contact the tutor prior to the class at

About the Tutor:

'I have been sewing for over 20 years, in that time I have owned a sewing store where we taught a large variety of specialty sewing courses instore. I also teach at private events and colleges. I am passionate about sharing the skill of sewing as it is not only a very important life skill, but also a fun and popular hobby that brings people together socially.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

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