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Sewing & Dressmaking
Distance Learning Course Summary

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Price : $849.00
Down Payment :
$5.00
Monthly Payment :
$35.17

Sewing & Dressmaking

Whether you are a seasoned pro, or just want to learn how to sew a button, Stratford's Sewing and Dressmaking course can help you learn a variety of sewing techniques from basic to advanced.

This course is an excellent opportunity to combine your creativity with your technical skills to create beautiful clothing and accessories sure to impress your friends and family.

The course also covers sewing for profit, which means this program could be an excellent stepping stone toward adding a little money in your pockets or even starting a new career.
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

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

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

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

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

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course 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 accounting course material is presented may vary.
Do I need a sewing machine to complete the course?
No, a sewing machine is not required to complete Stratford's Sewing and Dressmaking course. The course content focuses primarily on learning the fundamental principles of a variety of sewing and dressmaking techniques.
Sewing and Dressmaking Course

“After receiving my diploma, my employer has given me more responsibility, which I am very happy with. Thank you Stratford Career Institute.”

Loretta S.

"I was hired at a dry cleaners. They will teach me how to use the industrial sewing machines. Thank you, I now have the confidence to pursue the job I really want to do."

- LoisjeanT.

"I have been a seamstress with more thirty years of sewing experience, but I was amazed how informative this course was."

- Jill B.