Meet Kate Marra, an ASG Industry Partner
I have always loved sewing and creating, garment construction being my main focus. I find overlockers to be an amazing piece of machinery and love stretching the boundaries with what you can do with them.
In the last two and a half years my career has taken a different direction. I had been a sales representative for quilting products. In January 2018, a store asked me to teach a ‘get to know your overlocker class’ and from that my little business Sew into Overlocking was born. For 12 months I worked full time as a sales rep and teaching on weekends.
In May 2019 I decided to throw myself into teaching. The response from the classes has been amazing and I really love watching sewists leave the class happy and confident about their overlockers. In 2019 my Saturdays were fully booked and most Sundays booked as well. Now I am available to teach mid-week and am taking bookings for 2020.
I love teaching and inspiring others to use their overlockers and I can work with any brand. Currently I have three courses I teach, with new projects I’m developing.
- Learning to Love your Overlocker (a 24-page workbook which covers understanding tension, techniques like sewing corners, circles, stabilizing shoulders, gathering, how to stitch and turn straps and many rolled hem techniques)
- Flatlocking – Extension one (an extra 10 pages to the Learning to Love course, all about flatlocking, moving into the world of decorative threads, blind hemming, and constructing a notebook cover using the techniques learnt)
- Coverstitch – Sew much more than just a hem (a workbook designed to help you understand your coverstitch machine and get the most from it, even decorative uses)
I am currently teaching in various stores in Melbourne, and country Victoria, Albury, Canberra and Queensland in October. I am proud to be an industry partner with the ASG and would love to work with Guild groups more. There is more information on my Facebook and Instagram pages. I can be contacted through those pages or at firstname.lastname@example.org