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Sewing & Dressmaking Course Outline

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 1
Introduction to Sewing and Fabric

• Your Sewing Machine
• Sewing Machine Operation
• Sewing Aids
• Fiber and Fabrics
• Knits and Patterns
• Fabric Selection
• Preparation and Care
• Special Fabrics and Special Cuttings

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 2
Construction of a Garment

• Adjusting the Pattern
• Layout, Cutting, and Marking
• Stitching and Seam
• Fitting and Shortcuts
• Darts and Gathers
• Pleats and Plackets
• Facings
• Ruffles and Collars
• Sleeves

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 3
Finishing Techniques

• Pockets
• Cuffs, Sleeve Finishes, Casings and Waistbands
• Belts and Zippers
• Buttonholes and Button Selection
• Closures
• Bias and Bias Binding
• Decorative Trimmings
• Hems and Lining a Garment
• Alterations and Remodeling
• Sewing for Men and Boys
• Construction Techniques for Women’s Pants
• Sewing for Infants and Children

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 4
Special Projects for Sewing

• Traditional and Contemporary Tailoring Methods
• Sewing Machine Attachments
• Appliquι, Machine Embroidery, Patchwork and Quilting
• Mending, Repairing and Recycling
• Elements and Principles of Design
• Decorating Style and Choosing Color Wisely
• Putting a Room Together
• Home Accessories
• Window Treatments, Curtains and Draperies
• Slipcovers

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 5
Beyond The Basics of Sewing for Fun and Profit

• Potholders
• Holiday Items
• Gifts and Accessories
• Toys
• The Tourist Trade and Resort Wear
• Teaching Others and Practice Projects
• Ideas for Fun and Profit
• Additional Practice Projects


We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
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