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Course Description

You'll learn the basics of how to lay out and cut a pattern and sew projects such as a hooded sweatshirt, open cardigan, and/or joggers using an industrial machine, as well as how to make various seams, seam finishes, and hems . Each student will begin with the basic patterns and may customize as time permits. Additional projects can be added as the student advances within the course. *Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course.

Notes

ELIGIBLE GRADES: High School students entering grades 9 through 12 as of the upcoming Fall semester.

See below for required course supplies.
  • Scissors- All Purpose- 8-10" (Fiskers, Gingher, Wiss, or Mundial)
  • Pinking Sheers (optional)
  • Thimble to fit middle finger
  • Dressmaker pins
  • Hand sewing needles (Sharp size 7-9 is best)
  • Seam ripper
  • Pastel stone dressmaker chalk or fabric marking pencil/pen
  • Tape measure (60") (optional)
  • Large safety pins
  • Large spool of thread (cotton or poly to match student's fabric)
  • Notebook & pencil 

Note: Fabric will be required for this course, will be discussed on the first day of class

  • Yardage of fabric: this is based on size small. Purchase extra fabric for larger sizes. Will handout a swatch example of fabric in class 
    • Project 1: Top
      • 2 yards of 45” wide or 1 3/4 yards of 60” wide fabric, solid or print**
      • Thread to match
    • Project 2:  Shorts
      • Shorts: 1 1/2 yards of 45” wide cotton fabric or cotton polyester blend
      • 1 yard of decorative or Plain elastic (1 1/2” wide)
      • Thread to match
  • Note: Purchase cotton or cotton poly blend fabric. Printed fabric with obvious wrong side. 
    • DO NOT purchase plaids or stretch fabrics
Please note: Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. We recommend that you wait until a week before class starts to purchase supplies. You will be notified by email if cancellations occur. Instructor assignments are subject to change.
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Section Title
55A
Type
In-person, main campus
Days
M, T, W, Th
Time
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Jul 08, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Service charge(s)
  • PreCollege Reg Fee  
Instructors
Section Title
55A
Type
In-person, main campus
Days
Sa
Time
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Sep 28, 2024 to Dec 14, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $540.00
Service charge(s)
  • PreCollege Reg Fee  
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