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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.

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

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