Sewing machine and overlocker maintenance

From: $30.00 inc. GST

Beginner’s Sewing Machine/overlocker maintenance 

Sunday 22nd May 10am – 12pm, Maker Community Inc, 70 Saxon St Brunswick

At the end of the workshop you will feel confident maintaining your machine and have a solid foundation to begin using your machine for your own projects.

Description

Beginner’s Sewing Machine/overlocker maintenance 

Sunday 22nd May 10am – 12pm, Maker Community Inc, 70 Saxon St Brunswick

Your facilitator

Sophie Jones

Sophie’s introduction to sewing was at a young age and continued with studying Fashion Design and Technology at TAFE and then again later at RMIT University. She has gained experience across an expansive variety of sewing, fitting and pattern making in areas of: Making Bridal and Special occasions wear, Fast fashion and Protective apparel, Clothing alterations, Curtains and blinds, Outdoor gear repair and more recently Upholstery and Auto trimming. 

Sophie loves to share skills and is excited to help you on your journey to discovering a fun and stress free sewing life.

To gain the most out of this workshop we suggest bringing your own sewing machine and or overlocker to familiarise yourself with your own tools

We will be covering the ins and outs of sewing machine maintenance and basic use. 

  • cleaning and servicing your sewing machine
  • The different needle types and checking for damage
  • Setting and adjusting thread tension
  • Troubleshooting threading issues
  • Adapting overlocking to specific uses.
  • Trying out an industrial sewing machine
  • Discuss the different fabric types and their individual characteristics of sewing with them.

What to bring:

  • Ideally bring your own sewing machine and or overlocker. However there are a limited number of machines available to use should you wish to use one.
  • Spare needles from participants.
  • Tweezers and brushes ideally from participants sewing kits. Sophie has a few spare to share around.

 

The workshop can adapt to the participants needs and desires.

Please contact us at maker.community.inc@gmail.com if there’s a particular skill or area you would like to focus on so that Sophie can prepare ahead of time.

At the end of the workshop you will feel confident maintaining your machine and have a solid foundation to begin using your machine for your own projects.

If we have time we can look at individuals’ projects and discuss any particular troubleshooting that may be required.

A copy of Sophie’s troubleshooting guide will be provided to take home.

 

Workshop cost

$45 full/general

$30 concession/member