#9: Overlockers & Coverstitch Machines with Julia Hincks
Welcome to episode 9 of Check Your Thread. In this one, I chat to my friend and colleague Julia Hincks, who just so happens to be a sewing expert and author. She has written two amazing sewing books, The Overlocker Technique Manual (published in 2014) and The Coverstitch Technique Manual (which has just been released). If you already own an overlocker (AKA serger) or coverstitch machine, or you’re considering investing in either, you need to hear this conversation. Julia gives her expert advice on buying and maintaining these machines, and drops sooooooooo many awesome tips on how to get the most from them. Support the podcast over on Patreon! Find details of Julia’s forthcoming teaching gigs and her books, plus video tutorials, pattern reviews and more on her website House of Miss Sew. Find her on Instagram she’s @juliahincks, and her YouTube channel is House of Miss Sew. Julia’s first book, The Overlocker Technique Manual (pictured below), can be bought HERE. The US version, The Serger’s Technique Bible, is available HERE. The book has also been translated into Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian. Her second book, The Coverstitch Technique Manual (pictured below), is available in the UK HERE, and the Ebook version is available on Amazon. The US version of the physical book can be pre-ordered HERE. Julia’s current teaching gigs include dressmaking classes at Made and Making in Hassocks, East Sussex, UK, and pattern cutting at Dot to Dot Studio in East Hoathly, East Sussex, UK. Julia mentions the Babylock Euphoria coverstitch machine which you can see HERE . Kitchen appliance covers can be a great option if your overlocker didn’t come with a cover. The one pictured below is from Lakeland HERE. Sew Very Crafty has made a great video tutorial for making your own overlocker/serger cover which can be found HERE.