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. 

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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

31/05/2022
Zoom Coverstitch Workshop 31st May
Deadline:
30/05/2022
Course fee:
£30
Attendance:
20
Course guidance:
Katy Inch
Course content:

Zoom Coverstitch Workshop Tuesday 31st May 12.30pm – 2.30pm £30 per person.

Course Description:

The intention of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skill base to confidently use your Coverstitch machine. It will cover the basic set-up and features, to the different stitches, their uses and practice in applying them. It is intended for beginners and those that want to feel more confident in using their machine.

Objectives

  • To understand the features on your machine and what they do.
  • Learn simple techniques to keep your machine in working order.
  • To use a variety of threads confidently for a decorative finish.
  • Setting up your machine correctly to eliminate stitch problems.
  • How to set the tension for each stitch correctly and be able to problem solve when using different fabrics.
  • Use each stitch and discuss how to apply them to your own projects.
  • Master the technique of working and finishing in the round.

Materials:

  • 4 cones/spools of thread. Can be any colour, all the same or different.
  • OPTIONAL - Decorative thread such as: Madeira Aeroflock, baby lock Woolly Lock, baby lock Extra Thick Woolly Lock, Madeira Decora. The use of these threads will be demonstrated, you do not need to buy special threads….until you see how wonderful they are!
  • A variety of fabric squares will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

Please note: This course is open to all baby lock Coverstitch machines and combination machines. We will only be using the Coverstitch part of your combination machine. Questions & Answers after the workshop

A link to session will be emailed once booked

01/06/2022
Zoom overlocker Workshop 1st June
Deadline:
30/05/2022
Course fee:
£45
Attendance:
20
Course guidance:
Katy Inch
Course content:

Zoom Overlock Workshop 10am - 3.30pm (Lunch 12.30 - 1pm)

Course Description:

  • The intention of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skill base to confidently use your overlocker. It will cover the basic set-up and features, to the different stitches, their uses and practice in applying them. It is intended for beginners and those who want to feel more confident in using their machine.

 

            Objectives:

  • To understand the features on your machine and what they do.
  • Learn simple techniques to keep your machine in working order.
  • Gain confidence in using the different stitches and where to apply them.
  • Explore decorative finishes using some of the basic stitches.
  • To use a variety of threads confidently for a decorative finish.

 

Materials:

  • 4 cones/spools of thread. Can be any colour, all the same or different.
  • OPTIONAL - Decorative thread such as: Madeira Aeroflock, baby lock Woolly Lock, baby lock Extra Thick Woolly Lock, Madeira Decora. The use of these threads will be demonstrated, you do not need to buy special threads….until you see how wonderful they are!
  • A variety of fabric squares will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

 

Please note: Open to all 4 thread baby lock Jet Air machines as well as baby lock combination machines, we will only be using the overlocker part of your machine. Questions & Answers after the workshop

A link to session will be emailed once booked

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.

22/06/2022
Foot Fetish, get to know all the feet and accessories for your machine 22nd June
Deadline:
15/06/2022
Course fee:
£60
Attendance:
8
Course guidance:
Jan & Katy
Course content:

Please Note: This course is for users of overlock & combination machines, we will ONLY be covering feet designed to work with the overlocker.

Now you have purchased your baby lock machine, join us for a day exploring the range of feet available for it. 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.

The day will cover the different feet available to enhance your overlocking

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 at 10am and ends at 4pm. 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.

12/07/202213/07/2022
Get to know your baby lock overlocker 12th - 13th July
Deadline:
01/07/2022
Course fee:
£120
Attendance:
8
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, flatlocks and many more. Achieve mastery of the mysterious Differential Feed. Finish the course by making a 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 colour.

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/

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