Making clothes using the overlocker

Dress in jersey fabric by Debbie Making Clothes using the overlocker course - Jane White Couture Tuition

Our Making Clothes using the Overlocker course covers overlocker skills and construction techniques.

You can bring along your machine or use one of the studio machines if you don’t have one yet and would like to try-before-you-buy.

Day one – the basics and sampling

Jane will help you re-thread using her ‘easy threading’ method.

Select and replace needles.

Choose thread.

Understand and adjust the tension dials for perfect stitching.

Use 3 and 4 thread overlocking.

Sew tricky fabrics and jersey with confidence.

Convert your machine to narrow and rolled hemming.

Overlock samples of construction techniques.

Discover how to apply neck and armbands

Insert sleeves.

Go round curves and corners.

Use the coverstitch machine or a twin needle for hems.

Learn how to match the fabric to the sewing pattern and ‘test the stretch’.

On day two

of our Making Clothes using the Overlocker course, with new skills at your fingertips, make something fabulous in jersey!

Our other overlocker courses:

Overlocking for beginners, new owners and the terrified! a Sew Personal lesson with Jane.

How to use an overlocker 

Sewing with Jersey Fabric – Jersey Day

Elna 664 Pro overlocker - Jane White Tuition

Elna 664 Pro overlocker – Jane White Tuition

Jane White Couture Tuition is an official agent of Elna overlockers and sewing machines. Contact us for a free demonstration or go to

Course difficulty rating suitable for all levels of sewer
  • Cost: £159.00 including materials
  • Date: 2 & 3 March 2019
  • Date: 8 & 9 August 2019
  • Times: 10am – 4pm
  • Venue: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
To book your Sew Short Course you can:

  • Call Jane on: 07946 648748 or 01482 840712
  • Email Jane on:
  • For card payment by phone please call Jane on 07946 648748/01482 840712

We also accept payment by Paypal

Sew Short Course and conditions:

  • To secure a place on the course fees are payable on booking.
  • Sorry, fees are non-refundable.
  • There will be an extra charge for tuition outside the course dates.
  • Jane White Couture Tuition reserves the right to cancel or change the date of courses.
  • Sewing machines and overlockers brought the studio must have a current PAT certificate. Use is at the discretion of the tutor.
  • The course fee includes materials unless otherwise stated.
  • The course information is an outline. Work completed during the session will depend on pre-existing skills and pace of work.
Just to say “thank you” for the overlocker tuition. I enjoyed the course, which was very informative, both on the materials, the making, and my Overlocker, which I am beginning to like a lot better!!!

I have completed my yellow flowered top, bought some black leggings, (a bit trendy for me, can’t wait until the granddaughters see them!!) and I am delighted with the result.