Overlockers and Overlocking

Lorna Knight
Overlockers do so much more than just join seams and neaten edges. With this practical book by your side, you will learn to make full use of your machine so that your sewing projects become easier and quicker to make. With helpful tips and troubleshooting advice throughout, it shows you how to make full use of your machine and how to enjoy the overlocking

process. Topics covered include the different stitches an overlocker can produce, how to achieve them and when to use them. Useful techniques for making garments through simple steps are demonstrated along with photographs to illustrate the processes. Practical advice on equipment and accessories is given, along with troubleshooting tips for when things do not go to plan. There are quick reference charts and creative ideas for decorative finishes.
Overlockers and Overlocking by Lorna Knight

About the author

Lorna Knight has been encouraging people to sew for over twenty years through her workshops, books and magazine articles. She continues to teach in her Staffordshire studio where she enjoys passing on hints and tips from both the couture and high-street fashion worlds, enabling her students to create their own garments and projects.

Press Reviews

Lorna Knight’s book ‘Overlockers and Overlocking: A Practical Guide’ (2020) is a comprehensive guide to overlockers and I think it would definitely appeal to sewers who are new to this machine. However, the book serves as a useful guide to others who may already be familiar with an overlocker’s basic functions. The tone of the book is never patronising or simplistic. Knight’s friendly introduction is interesting, informative and encouraging.
Overall, I think the book lives up to its title: it is indeed a practical guide that I would buy for myself or anyone with an interest in getting more use out of their overlockers. Well done Lorna Knight, and thank you to The Crowood Press for asking me to review this book.

- Tabatha Tweedie