This course is an introduction to both general sewing techniques and the operation of industrial power machines. Students learn the theory of accurately sewing various parts of a garment together according to industrial standards. Students are assigned specific clothing projects.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Apparel Construction
First class materials: 5 yards muslin, 2" x 18" clear ruler, fabric scissors, tape measure, industrial single-needle foot, bobbin and case, hand sewing needles, industrial sewing machine needles, white and colored spool or cone of thread, straight pins, seams ripper, flathead (standard) screwdriver, Sharpie black ink marker, #2 pencil, note-taking materials. Optional texts - 1st choice: A Guide to Fashion Sewing (3rd or 4th Edition, Amaden-Crawford); 2nd Choice: A Complete Guide to Sewing (Reader's Digest)
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