Love Your Overlocker

Getting to know your overlocker and what it can do will help you take your sewing up to the next level.

Getting to know your own overlocker will take your sewing up to the next level and not only allow you to create much more professional finish to your clothes, but will enable you to use new fabric in a completely different way.

Use the Workbook provided to collate all your samples and notes to make sure you can re-create the types of stitch and the settings used for them.

You can print it all off in one go or just select the pages you want to use. So you can print more of the same page if you have lots of samples.

Love Your Overlocker Workbook


Getting To know your Overlocker

It really is worth taking the time to get to know your own overlocker and the types of needles and threads you can use.

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How to thread Your overlocker

Threading your overlocker is much easier than it might first appear, and there is a quick way to do it too!

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Basic four thread overlocking

This is your go-to, or default setting for your overlocker, and probably the most used setting too.

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Neatening ends

Most of the time your overlocking ends will be included in another seam or hem. But sometimes it's nice just to tidy it up a bit.

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Overlocking around curves and corners

Overlocking around curves and corners is not tricky when you know how. Here is how to get a perfect finish.

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Stitch Length

The stitch length will be something that you can alter depending on the type of fabric you're working with.

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Cutting width

The cutting width is another little feature that will really help to get your sewing perfect.

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Differential Feed

The differential feed is so important and will help no end in getting a better finish and results for your sewing

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Three Thread Ovelocking – Left needle

Just using three threads can be very effective in edging and neatening your sewing projects

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Three thread overlocking – Right needle

This is where the interesting stuff starts as you can use this setting to create some interesting edging and finishing stitches.

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Narrow hem

A lovely way to neaten lightweight fabrics

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Picot edge

This is a very pretty, decorative edging stitch

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Rolled Hem

This is one of the most useful stitches on your overlocker

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Pintucks can be a very effective decorative addition

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This is a handy little function to use on your overlocker

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Mock cuff finish

This is lovely way to finish the hem of a sweatshirt or woven top.

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Adding Cuffs

This is actually pretty straightforward and gives a very professional result.

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Two Thread Flatlocking

Flatlocking provides a lovely decorative stitch that you can use as seams or for hemming.

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Care of your machine

It is really important to make sure you take care of your machine.

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