Get to Know Your Overlocker


Day course

Jenny Harrison

12 April 2022


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On the surface overlockers seem very complicated machines, however understanding how they work will increase confidence in all aspects of using them.  This course is suitable for those who already have an overlocker and have not yet acquired the confidence to change the thread, tension and stitch.

Overlockers are a great addition to the dressmaker’s kit, making a professional finish to the seams on the garments, also for use in constricting jersey and knitted fabrics.

The day will be spent going back to basics to master threading up and tension adjustment.

Time will be spent on using a variety of fabrics to produce different finishes along with exploring some decorative effects that can be achieved.

You will need to bring your sewing machine to the course.


Tutor information

Jenny Harrison has been a tutor of Soft Furnishings for more than 15 years, she has a Certificate in Education and has taught to Level 3 City and Guilds at local colleges. In the past she has written articles for Sewing World Magazine. Currently she runs her own classes privately for dressmaking and also offers a bespoke soft furnishing design service to private clients.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.