How to Thread Your Overlocker St George & Sutherland Community College

How to Thread Your Overlocker

Do you need help threading your overlocker? Whether you have purchased a new overlocker and need to learn how 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 before the class at

About the Tutor:

‘I have been sewing for over 25 years and enjoy teaching all different levels of sewing from beginners right up to advanced. I also have a passion for teaching children and tutoring HSC students with their final textiles work. I have owned my own sewing store allowing me to work on specialised sewing skills and techniques as well as ongoing training on various brands of sewing machines and overlockers. I am often involved in organising large events and craft retreats/industry functions at different locations, adding a different angle to my knowledge of the sewing industry. I enjoy keeping up to date with current sewing trends, techniques, and machines, and am passionate about using modern fabrics to keep the sewing industry alive for future generations to enjoy.’ Claudia

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 before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.