Overlocker Series – Intermediate



Pants Pattern included in price.



Saturday 19th October, 10am till 3.30pm, 1/2 hour for lunch


Class limited to 4


Minimum age 16


As you all know – I LOVE MY OVERLOCKER (and in full disclosure, my coverstitch)


And I want you to love yours too!


The Overlocker Series of classes have been designed so you can get the most out of your Overlocker, and by the end of the series you will have made a capsule wardrobe, all out of knit fabric. We start with the Basics Class and make a T-shirt, the intermediate class covers more techniques and we make knit fabric pants (hello secret pj’s!), and then in the 2 advanced classes we make a pair of Hudson Pants and a Sweatshirt.


Each Class builds your skill level, and ideally are best done in order.



This Intermediate Class  has been designed to build on the techniques we learnt in the Basics Class.


You will learn some great new skills, like installing a zip using your Overlocker (oh, yes you can!), an easy elastic waistband, fabulous faux piping & we’ll improve on some techniques we’ve already covered and gain more confidence in your overlocking ability.


To get the most out of this class, we will be making a pair of these The Sewing Revival Snug Pants  in the afternoon. It is a simple one pattern piece pattern, so we will be able to practice our new elastic waistband technique and why not flatlock the seams, and maybe even do some decorative flatlocking, creating a faux side seam.


NB: This class follows on from the Overlocker Basics Class

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  • Overlocker in good working order
  • Overlocker Manual
  • Your specific Overlocker tools
  • Bring all the notions you need to sew, eg: needles, scissors etc.
  • Four spools of thread in different colours, (thread available for purchase at SoS)
  • Any scraps of specific fabric you wish to try out
  • Your Snug Pants pattern assembled
  • Fabric for your Pants
  • Elastic for you waistband

Pre-work: Please have your PDF pattern assembled, and your fabric cut out and ready to go.


Skill Level: Confident Beginner, Intermediate & above. You are a confident sewster and are very familiar with your Overlocker


Supplied: Oodles of Scrap fabric & zip for AM session


Skills Taught/Discussed (and not necessarily in this order):

  • 1st Step of a French Seam (a sewing machine is still needed for the 2nd step)
  • Installing a Zipper
  • Using Decorative Thread
  • Faggoting
  • Faux piping
  • More Practice with Flatlocking
  • Mock Band Hem
  • Easy Elastic Waistband


  • Pants construction using your overlocker
  • Hem Finishing techniques
  • Flatlocking seams and decorative flatlocking to create a faux seam
  • Elastic band installation