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COVERSTITCH | SEW MUCH MORE THAN A HEM

  • 6 Aug 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Twin Towns Resort, Coolangatta
  • 10

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FORMAT - Hands-on

TUTOR - Kate Marra (read about tutor)  sewintooverlocking@gmail.com

SKILL LEVEL - all levels welcome

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION - This class is designed to give you a better understanding of your coverstitch machine or the coverstitch function of your combination machine.  A workbook will cover the basics such as:

  • finishing in the round
  • reverse coverstitch
  • differential feed
  • decorative coverstitch
  • chain stitch

The last section of the class will be 'focus on you'.  Use the time to have your questions answered.  Bring the problems you have encountered and we will work on getting better results.  This is also an opportunity to work with accessories such as binders, folders, etc.  Or use this time to work on those techniques learned and explore fabric making to produce a scarf/piece of fabric using up pieces of your stash of light-weight fabrics plus lots and lots of thread.

KIT CONTENTS (provided by tutor):

  • workbook
  • fabric for all samples
  • use of decorative threads

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST:

  • your own coverstitch (or combination) machine - in good working order
  • foot control, power lead, accessories (i.e. screw drivers, tweezers, etc.)
  • spare needles suitable for your machine
  • all extra accessory feet and attachments.  If wanting to explore knit binders, please bring the fabric types you want to work with.
  • instruction manual for machine
  • 4 spools good quality thread for workbook samples (recommend Maxilock or Rasant)
  • any fabrics you find difficult to work with on a coverstitch machine
  • scissors
  • pen

If wanting to learn fabric making (see picture below):

  • 1 piece of printed or plain chiffon 40 cm wide x 140/150 cm long
  • 1 spool of variegated thread (Maxilock Swirls works well
  • 3 spools polyester threads (can be different colours that coordinate with your fabric

Other play items:

  • Aqua web (warm water wash-away stabiliser)
  • printed and plain light-weight fabric pieces such as chiffon or organza

COVERSTITCH or OVERLOCK/COVERSTITCH MACHINE REQUIRED

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