overlocker private lesson
from AU$144.00

Private Overlocker Lesson

Also available via video chat

Next Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours
Group Size: 1 - 2
Over 10 people have attended this class


Overlockers are quite varied from machine to machine, so we offer 1 and 2 hour private lessons.  

  1. In one hour we can teach you to thread your machine, how to adjust settings, identify thread tension issues and cover basic overlocking technique. 
  2. In two hours you can work on your pre-cut project while teaching you to use your overlocker. Or we can show you how to set up your overlocker for other techniques like roll-hemming (dependent on your machine's settings and options).

To organise a lesson, send us an email:

  • what you want to learn or details of the project you are working on, and 
  • what days and times you have availability (note - weekends are very busy and have longer wait times)
  • email = info @ ThreadDen . com
  • Face-to-face private overlocker lessons are $75 for 1 hour or $144 for 2 hours.
  • Video chat private lessons are $35 per 30-minute increment.

Payment is required to book in your private lesson and until payment is received lessons are not confirmed.

*** DON'T BOOK TICKETS NOT RESERVED FOR YOU *** If the ticket type listed says "Reserved for X" this has been pre-arranged for another student. Please don't select this ticket type... unless of course it is you!

While booking in, you can add 4 overlocker threads from the merchandise. The four threads are each a different prime colour; green, red, blue & yellow. Most overlockers use these four prime colours to mark out the path of each thread.  Threading up in the four different colours is a great way to learn to identify the tension of each thread in the overlock chain.  

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What you will learn

  • How to thread your overlocker
  • How to change settings on your overlocker
  • How to identify thread tension issues

What you will get

  • A lesson on your very own overlocker
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • Your overlocker
  • Your manual (google your make and model to find your manual online or email your manufacturer)
  • Four spools of thread
  • Fabric remnants or a project you are currently working on

What to wear


Appropriate for

All levels are catered for

Thread Den

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Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den. Workshops offered face-to-face and online.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

Thread Den has developed a teaching model that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention, whether you learn with us face-to-face or online.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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5.0 (4 reviews)
13 July 2021Private Overlocker Lesson
Great little overlocker lesson. Everything explained well and learnt a lot I didn’t know. Can highly recommend
14 June 2021Private Overlocker Lesson
Had been putting off using my new overlocker until now! Feeling much more ready after Jen helped me with how to adjust tension and a whole bunch of useful stuff that you don’t get from videos snd manuals. Thanks so much Jen and Thread Den!
07 January 2021Private Overlocker Lesson
Today I had a private lesson for two hours with Danielle. I wanted to learn how to use my new overlocker and was so happy🙂For some things I prefer one on one over classroom so having this option at Thread Den is a big plus. Highly recommended.
Thread Den 02 February 2021

Hi Allison, 

We are so happy Danielle was able to help you feel more confident with your overlocker. Sometimes they can be quite tricky to work with if you are unsure how to use them. 

We hope to see you soon for some more sewing. 


Amy & Thread Den Team

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Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.

This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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