How do I thread my overlocker or serger?

If you've ever threaded a sewing machine, you'll know it can be fiddly. Now think about threading an overlocker, which has four separate threads and you might groan! But don't worry - there's an easy trick that will make changing threads a breeze and Tilly's here to show you how.

Making Friends with your Overlocker

This video is an extract from Tilly's newest and most popular online workshop Make Friends with an Overlocker. It’s perfect for anyone wanting to take their sewing skills to the next level.

The Make Friends with an Overlocker or Serger online workshop is packed full of techniques, tips and tricks, all taught by Tilly herself. You can take this workshop from the comfort of your own home, and watch the video lessons whenever it suits you, as many times as you like, with no deadlines. Your sofa is your classroom. Get ready to become BFFs with your machine!


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Free jersey sewing patterns

Overlockers are perfect for sewing with jersey and stretch fabrics. If you're looking for some new patterns to try, download these today!