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 accumulated over 25 years of extensive experience in the field of sewing. Teaching individuals of all skill levels brings me immense satisfaction, whether they are beginners taking their first steps in the world of sewing or advanced students seeking to enhance their skills further. I also enjoy teaching children’s classes and providing guidance to HSC students as they embark on their final textiles projects. My journey has been enriched by owning and operating my own sewing store. This venture has allowed me to access specialized training and delve into unique sewing skills and techniques while continuously pursuing training on various sewing machine brands and overlockers.

I am devoted and recognize the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest sewing trends, techniques, and advancements in machinery. I constantly make a commitment to ongoing training and professional development that enables me to offer the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge to my students. Furthermore, I am a happy, fun, caring tutor that’s driven by the desire to preserve and invigorate the sewing industry for future generations to enjoy. My extensive experience, passion for teaching, constant pursuit of knowledge, and dedication to the sewing industry positions me as a reliable and enthusiastic guide on your sewing journey. Join me, Claudia, as we embark on a rewarding and fulfilling sewing adventure.' Claudia

Tutor Qualifications:

  • Certificate III in applied Fashion Design & Technology – Ultimo TAFE
  • Statement of attainment Screen printing – St George TAFE
  • NSW TEXStyle Teachers training Certificate – Technology Educators Association
  • Statement of attainment in History of fashion – Ultimo Tafe
  • Sewing Machine mechanic training level 1 and 2 – Husqvarna Viking
  • Overlockers Mechanic Technical training – Husqvarna Viking
  • SVP Technical Electronic Certificate – Husqvarna Viking
  • TCF Fashion Growth workshop – St George & Sutherland shire Business enterprise centre
  • Bachelor of Arts Components -UWS
  • Specialist workplace training Disabilities Category 1 – First Contact
  • Sign Language and the Deaf Community – Auslan 1

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.
$119 Limited inc GST / $113.10
How to Thread Your Overlocker

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