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HMK8751

Course
HMK8751
Course Title
Sewing II

Description

Spark your joy of creative expression through the art of sewing!  If you’re ready to take your sewing skills to a higher level, this class is for you.  Using our machines, you will review the basics, add proficiency to your skills and be ready to take on unique, personalized projects for your home or wardrobe.  This class or equivalent skills required for entry into the Alterations Certificate Series.

 

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Reviewed sewing machine operations
  • Learned the uses of the feet offered with your sewing machine
  • Created a reference notebook of sewing techniques useful for all projects
  • Learned about fabric, interfacing, and stabilizers needed for their projects

Content

Class organization:

  •  Equipment needed for class
  •  Types of fabric and preparation for use
  •  Information sources – pattern envelope and catalog

 

Use of machine:

  • Various parts and functions
  • Winding bobbin, threading machine and stitching
  • Students practice these functions

 

Creation of a technique notebook:

  • Zippers
  • Making cording
  • Ruffling
  • Elastic
  • Various seam finishes
  • Top stitching
  • Basting
  • Pressing vs. ironing
  • Double needle (where applicable)
  • Facings
  • Button hole
  • Bias
  • Appliqué techniques

  Project:

  • As time allows, instructor will help students choose a pattern to be begun in class.

 

Prerequisites

HMK 8757 - Introduction to Sewing or equal experience

Method of Instruction


  • Lecture and demonstration of all techniques
  • Hands-on work 
  • Discussion: questions are encouraged and always answered

Evaluation

  • Exam:  No
  • Demonstration of Skills:  Yes
  • Class Participation:  Yes