Overlocking, Cover Stitching, Sashiko, Embellishing? -
just be creative at the baby lock Academy!

In our new training rooms at Sywell Aerodrome, Northants, we will show you what you can do with an overlock, cover stitch, Sashiko or Embellishing machine. 

Nählkurse von baby lock

You will be amazed at the talents that lie dormant in you and your machine. We will awaken them together!
We offer beginners the entry into the world of textile machinery. This includes getting to know your machine, the various stitches and where to use them.

Advanced users not only have the opportunity to learn more about their machines, but will also get to know the diverse special accessories of the individual machines and learn and try out the various possible uses. In small groups and a pleasant atmosphere, we work out small projects with you and you can apply new and already familiar things step by step.
The variety of the baby lock machine program makes it possible that you do not have to limit yourself to your machine. Maybe you would like to try something "different". If necessary, we can provide you with a loan machine.
If you do not yet own a baby lock machine, we are happy to help and advise you.

 Coffee and tea will be provided. A restaurant is nearby, or you could bring a packed lunch. For those who have a long journey and want to stay nearby, we are happy to advise on local accommodation. There is a rather lovely hotel on site.

Bring your own machine

Bring your baby on holiday with you! We can advise on the best way to keep her (him?) fit, healthy and squeaky clean whilst you are with us. You will also have the chance to see the accessories available for your chosen model. If you have a discontinued model; not a problem. They are workhorses and still capable of a hard day’s work when they are vintage. 

Baby lock voucher

If you have a generous family member or friend wanting to find a suitable gift, we can offer vouchers towards the Academy training to the value of £20 and upwards.
 

Cancellation Policy

Anyone forced to cancel over 2 weeks before the course will be able to claim a full refund, or arrange an alternative course. No refunds less than 14 days prior.

Obviously, all courses will have to comply with the Government’s recommendations regarding Covid. Any forced cancellations will be postponed to an acceptable date

Course programme 2022

18/01/202219/01/2022
Foot Fetish, get to know all the feet and accessories for your machine 18th & 19th January
Deadline:
10/01/2022
Course fee:
£120
Attendance:
Only 2 places left
Course guidance:
Jan & Katy
Course content:

Now you have purchased your baby lock machine, join us for a day or two exploring the range of feet and accessories available. All designed to work perfectly with your baby lock! Expert tutors Jan and Katy will guide you through how to use them and offer 'top tips' to help you get the most from each. Day one will cover the different feet available to enhance your overlocking and day 2 will cover the many accessories available for use on cover stitch or combination machines. We'd love you to bring your own baby lock machine with you. Should this prove difficult, please let us know. We may be able to supply a loan machine. The course starts both days 10 am and ends 4 pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. A restaurant is on site, or bring a packed lunch. For reasonably priced onsite accommodation, in a lovely Art Deco hotel, go tohttps://www.aviatorhotel.co.uk / to book your room.

15/02/202216/02/2022
Get to know your baby lock overlocker 15th & 16th February
Deadline:
01/02/2022
Course fee:
£120
Attendance:
Only two places left
Course guidance:
Jan & Katy
Course content:

Open to all 4 thread baby lock Jet Air machines. Learn the various stitches that your machine can achieve, and where to use them. Practice the wonders of Rolled Hems, Flatlock and many more. Achieve mastery of the mysterious Differential Feed. Finish the course by making a T shirt.

Choose from small (To fit 34 "), medium (To fit 38"). Large (To fit 42 ") and extra large (To fit 46"). Choose your color from White, Black, Navy or pale blue. The garment will be cut out for you on arrival. Bring 4 overlock threads to match your chosen T shirt color.

We'd love you to bring your own baby lock machine with you. Should this prove difficult, please let us know. We may be able to supply a loan machine.

Courses start at 10am & end at 4pm

Tea and coffee will be provided. A restaurant is on site, or bring a packed lunch. There is a great hotel on site, click here to book https://www.aviatorhotel.co.uk/

05/04/202206/04/2022
Get to know your baby lock combination machine 5th & 6th April
Deadline:
15/03/2022
Course fee:
£120
Attendance:
8
Course guidance:
Jan & Katy
Course content:

Course content: We will cover the various stitches achievable on the Overlock side of your machine, basic garment construction, decorative stitching, troubleshooting and then Cover Stitch options.

You will make, once you have acquired “The Knowledge” a skirt to fit, achievable (with practice!) In 20 minutes. Open to all baby lock combination overlock and cover stitch machines: Gloria, Ovation, Desire3, Evolution, Evolve Wave and Evolve.

We'd love you to bring your own baby lock machine with you. Should this prove difficult, please let us know. We may be able to supply a loan machine.

The course starts both days 10 am and ends 4 pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. A restaurant is on site, or bring a packed lunch.

For reasonably priced onsite accommodation, in a lovely Art Deco hotel, go to https://www.aviatorhotel.co.uk/

17/05/202218/05/2022
Chiffon Top Workshop 17th & 18th May
Deadline:
01/05/2022
Course fee:
£120
Attendance:
8
Course guidance:
Jan & Katy
Course content:

A comfortable jersey lined top with a floaty chiffon overlay. Join us for a 2 day course that will take you through construction, along with 'top tips' on how to handle these notoriously difficult to work with fabrics using your own baby lock.

Open to all baby lock combination overlock and cover stitch machines: Gloria, Ovation, Desire3, Evolution, Evolve Wave and Evolve.

We'd love you to bring your own baby lock machine with you. Should this prove difficult, please let us know. We may be able to supply a loan machine.

The course starts both days 10 am and ends 4 pm.

Tea and coffee will be provided. A restaurant is on site, or bring a packed lunch. For reasonably priced onsite accommodation, in a lovely Art Deco hotel, go to https://www.aviatorhotel.co.uk/ to book your room.

14/06/202215/06/2022
Summer Dress Workshop 14th & 15th June
Deadline:
01/06/2022
Course fee:
£120
Attendance:
8
Course guidance:
Jan & Katy
Course content:

When the days are long and hot we want/need comfortable clothing. Using simple and advanced techniques, we will guide you through the construction of your own beautifully handmade dress.

You will leave with the confidence and the knowledge of techniques that you can apply to further projects.

Open to all baby lock combination, overlock and cover stitch machines: Gloria, Ovation, Desire3, Evolution, Evolve Wave and Evolve.

We'd love you to bring your own baby lock machine with you. Should this prove difficult, please let us know. We may be able to supply a loan machine.

The course starts both days 10 am and ends 4 pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. A restaurant is on site, or bring a packed lunch.

For reasonably priced onsite accommodation, in a lovely Art Deco hotel, go to https://www.aviatorhotel.co.uk/ to book your room.

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