Overlocker Essentials

Learn to enjoy your overlocker!

Next Available: Sun, 21 Nov 1:00PM (AEDT)
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3 hours
Over 10 people have attended this class


Overlockers aren't scary!  They can take your sewing to the next level! This starter class will get you up and running and confident to use your Overlocker. 

We take 3 hours to learn how to use the overlocker and practise our stitching on fabric.  We'll learn to thread the machine from scratch, change thread colours, change tension and overlock edges, curves and make rolled hems.

Skill level: Beginner. Once you have done this class, you can move onto the Overlock a Garment class!

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What you will learn

  • What all those knobs do
  • How to change your needle & How to thread the machine and change the thread colour
  • Sew basic edges, curves and rolled hems. Plus trouble shoot basic machine problems

What you will get

  • 3 hours of expert tuition with only 3-6 students in the class
  • Expert tuition
Parking Info

Venue Map here 


During the week, parking can be tricky.  It is often best to stop at our door and bring your machine in and then find a park.  

During the weekend, there is usually lots of parking on Jabez Street or Shepherd Street. 


We are serviced by the M30, 423, 426 and 428 bus.


We are approx 20min walk from Sydenham or Stanmore Station

What to bring

  • Your overlocker (with all it's instruction manual, power cords and the foot pedal) & your fabric scissors and sewing kit

What to wear

Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

Appropriate for

Beginners, Adult

Sewing classes for adults and kids in Marrickville.  Join us to begin your sewing journey or continue learning.  

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5.0 (5 reviews)
31 May 2021Overlocker Essentials
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, my mysterious overlocker machine finally made sense to me! With a friendly and patient teacher, it was like an individual lesson in a small group. We could each work at our own pace and receive the individual attention we needed. I am motivated to use the machine and be ready for an advanced class. I am so pleased that I saw the Usefulbox sewing notice on the school fence, thanks! Lynne
Usefulbox Sewing School 01 June 2021

Oh Lynne, I am so pleased you enjoyed it.  There is nothing better than an afternoon of sewing! Caz xx

31 May 2021Overlocker Essentials
Great class to learn the basics, I came in with my brand new overlocker (literally unpacked it right there in the class) and 0 previous knowledge. Now I know how to use it, change the needle, and most importantly, how to thread it (which can be a bit complex)! Plus other nice tricks. So, very happy with that. I've also booked the next class in which we're going to be creating a garment with the overlocker and can't wait. I've attended many classes at Usefulbox throughout the year and keep coming back as it's the perfect environment to learn and have fun at the same time. All the teachers are fantastic; knowledgeable and approachable!! Cannot recommend enough
Usefulbox Sewing School 01 June 2021

We have loved watching you catch the sewing bug Sofia!  And always get excited to see your name in the class list.  I can't wait to see what you make with your overlocker! See you soon xx

30 May 2021Overlocker Essentials
Well I now have much more confidence with my overlocker !! Thanks for a well organised class that allowed me to learn on my machine, meet other novice sewers and learn some secret tips. All with a cuppa tea too Looking forward to my next class
Usefulbox Sewing School 01 June 2021

Sewing and a cuppa - nothing better!  Glad you enjoyed it. Caz xxx

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Refund Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 48 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Usefulbox Sewing School requires at least 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email hello@usefulbox.com.au to organise.

- Partial refunds. At our discretion, Usefulbox Sewing School has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Usefulbox Sewing School does not offer refunds for missed classes. If you can't make a class, we can try to organise a make up class within the current timetable.  If you cannot make any of those classes, we cannot do a make up class.  

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled by Usefulbox Sewing School, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a transfer or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Usefulbox Sewing School or organised by Usefulbox Sewing School must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Usefulbox Sewing School


I agree to give Usefulbox Sewing School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Usefulbox Sewing School  classes and events or on Usefulbox Sewing School premises. (For use of Usefulbox Sewing School marketing materials).


Usefulbox Sewing School requires 48 hours notice in writing (hello@usefulbox.com.au) prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.

If you don't let us know that you will miss the class, the total fee will be forfeited. 

If you miss a class within a course, we will make every effort to do a make up class within our current timetable.  If you cannot make any classes on the schedule, to make up your class, the class you missed will be forfeited. 

If the product you have bought from Usefulbox sewing school is faulty, you will be refunded.  If you wish to exchange and the product is unused, we can facilitate an exchange or a credit note. 


In the event that a class is cancelled by Usefulbox Sewing School, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a transfer or credit.

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