Notes: Omit Saturday, March 31 for Easter Weekend!!!
In this class, you will learn the basic techniques of garment construction and fitting. You will complete at least one garment and expand your knowledge and abilities for performing basic sewing techniques and methods. You will make a simple garment such as a dress, skirt, shorts, slacks or shirt.
In this class, students will learn:
·The terminology of sewing
·To set up and thread the sewing machine
·To wind the bobbin and load it in the machine
·To sew a seam, follow the seam guide, adjust stitch length, reverse the stitching, change a needle
·To cut, pin and assemble one simple project such a dress, skirt, shorts, slacks or shirt
Required Textbook: Simply the Best Sewing Book: The Essential Reference for All Home Sewers
Author- Simplicity Publishing
·sewing machine manual
·straight pins (dressmaker or quilt pins)
·pin cushion of choice
·six-inch seam or hem gauge
·tracing wheel and paper
·marking pencil, chalk or sliver of soap
·bobbins to fit your machine
·hand and machine needles
·appropriate fabric yardage for sewing project
·miscellaneous sewing equipment, i.e. scissors, pins, needles, etc.
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Hands-on/interactive class with one-on-one assistance from the instructor.
Criteria for Successful Completion*:To receive a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of the class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation. Exams/quizzes may be administered and graded to assess the student’s ability. Passing the final exam with a 75%, or better will be an indicator of successful learning along with a final project will be part of the requirement.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: Twelve (12) hours
Number of CEUs to be offered: 1.2
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