In this series of lecture and lab sessions students will learn about production patterns and the fashion industry techniques used in garment sewing. Participants will be introduced to the industrial sewing machine and serger and build a reference book of samples using industry standard construction techniques. The characteristics of a production pattern will be introduced and students will learn about the industry seam allowances and pattern markings that make sewing faster, easier and more economical.
This course is a perfect for those wanting to elevate their sewing skills or those looking to apply to a full time fashion program in the future.
*Some sewing experience is helpful but not necessary.
Course Length: 6 weeks long, 36 hours instructional time.
Course Dates: Next classes begin April 25th, 2017.
Times: 5:30-8:30pm. Days: Twice a week – Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Unfortunately, classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled. Should this occur, a full refund will be issued. So don't delay, register today!
Please call 250-383-3631 for more information.
Class 1 - Fabric Terminology: Grainlines and Muslin Prep
Intro to Industrial Sewing Machines
Sewing Practice: Getting Comfortable with the Industrial Machine
Sewing Sample Cutting and Prep
Class 2 - The Industry Production Pattern: Seam Allowances and Pattern Markings-lecture
Industry Lay-Up and Cutting Techniques-lecture
Class 3 - Seams and Seam Finishes
Class 4 - Corners and Curves, Darts
Class 5 - Zippers: Centered, Lapped, Invisible, Fly Front
Class 6 - Pockets: Patch, Slash, Inseam
Class 7 - Pockets: Bellow, Welt
Class 8 - Waistbands, Shirt Collar
Class 9 - Plackets: Sleeve, Neckline
Class 10 - Cuffs
Class 11 - Facings
Class 12 - Hand Sewing: Buttons, Thread Loops, Hems