Advanced Overlocker Workshop

Advanced Overlocker Workshop

Regular price £25.00
Tax included.

Date and Time

We are taking a £25 deposit for this course with the final payment due 4 days before the course starts. The full cost of this class is £65.00 so the second payment will be for £40


You already love your overlocker but let us teach you how to love it even more. With this one day course you will leave knowing all the tips and tricks to making the most out of your overlocker. 


This workshop will include techniques such as:


Picot edging

Making spaghetti straps


Using the differential feed to ease in sleeves

Attaching a ribbed neckband

Attaching lace


During the workshop we will be making a sample of a children's T-shirt covering many of the above techniques.


What you will need: 

Your overlocker and it’s manual 

Your overlocker threads 

50 cm of stretch fabric for your sample t-shirt




This workshop is designed for those who have already been on the 'Learn to Love your Overlocker' course, or those that are already confident with using their overlocker.



6 hrs including 30 minute lunchbreak 


Course Leader


Vanessa Borrell 

Vanessa has worked in the sewing and fashion industry for ten years in a variety of roles and locations. She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles Design from the University of Portsmouth and stayed on at the university after graduating as the patterncutting and garment construction technician, alongside which she ran classes teaching sewing machine and dressmaking skills at Adult Education centres and sewing shops.

She later worked for Johnstons of Elgin in Scotland, firstly as a machinist and then as a training consultant.

On moving to London she worked as a seamstress for a designer dress hire company, repairing and altering their extensive collection of designer evening and occasion wear, working with a vast range of materials and styles.

She moved down to Devon five years ago and has since worked as a full time dressmaker, making made to measure items, doing alterations and one to one tuition. She is very excited to have joined the Make team this Autumn and is looking forward to sharing her skills and knowledge picked up during her time in the industry.

Vanessa has been working for Make for the past 3 years and we love having her on the team. 

Why choose us?

A small business giving the best customer service


Thank you so much for my necklace and earrings. My sons were quite bemused that a vendor knew me by name and your personal touch made us all feel good. So much nicer than the faceless Amazon or even the posh mens clothing stores that I frequented (virtually) over Christmas.

I love the necklace and earrings - you were right they do match and I will share your site with friends

Esther Jan 2021

Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

Lorna & Katie Sept 2020