Have you ever thought about taking up a new hobby but didn’t know where to start?  

Stitched By You is here to help get you on the road to creating beautiful pieces.  A dress for you, a cushion or crochet throw for the home or perhaps a fantastic piece of jewellery.  Anything is possible once you know how. Select from one of our courses below to find out more.

Know Your Overlocker

Overlockers! Does yours sit collecting dust hardly seeing the light of day in your sewing space? Bring it along to this class and get a grip on what your overlocker can do for you.

overlocker sewing

Tutor: Vivian Cook

We will spend some time discussing and practicing the different stitches and techniques available on your machine and then we will put them into practice.

Class level - Intermediate, you will have sewn other easy to make garments and have good basic sewing knowledge

The topics we aim to cover are:

We aim to cover the points on the list below. Depending on how many questions you have, we may not get a chance to cover everything - please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave if we don’t cover it in the class.

We aim to teach you all the skills you will need, to use your overlocker and teach you some useful techniques for your future projects. Sticthed By You will provide fabric for your samples.

Specifically you will learn;

  • Overlocker techniques
  • Stitches and how to change them.
  • Threading of the machine

What you need to bring to the class:

  • Overlocker and any accessories you have
  • Your overlocker manual (important)
  • 4 reels of overlocking thread (all the same brand and quality as some overlockers refuse to stitch with different threads) 


Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in your lesson, but please bring a pack lunch to this class.

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From dressmaking to crafts we have lots of courses to offer.  Choose from a variety of classes and levels, from beginners onwards.  We are very fortunate to have highly skilled, passionate tutors who pass on their love for crafts in an informative and easy way and provide you with the confidence and inspiration needed to go on.   All workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 pupils and designed to be fully hands on.  All of the necessary equipment is provided, including some delicious refreshments! 


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