Intro to Fashion Sewing A & B are identical courses offered in two different periods.
This course is open to 8th - 12th grade students.
Introduction to Fashion & Sewing will cover the basics of sewing and an introduction to
fashion and its history. We will learn and practice the different sewing techniques, textile
basics, reading commercial patterns, and minor alterations.
By the end of the course students will have created a textile swatch book,
sewing examples book, a hand-stitch sampler, a small bag, and two clothing
pieces made from commercial patterns.
Tentative Syllabus: (subject to change)
2. Fashion Industry
3. History of Fashion
6. Textiles - Swatch Book Activity
7. Understanding your machine
8. Stitches Project
9. Seams Project
10. Seams Project
13. Buttonholes / Buttons
14. Hand Stitches
15. Hand Stitch Sampler
16. Hand Stitch Sampler
18. Decorative Techniques - Ruffles, etc.
19. Decorative Techniques
20. Understanding Commercial Patterns
21. Bag Pattern - Preparing to Sew
22. Sewing Day - Bag
23. Sewing Day - Bag
24. Pants Pattern - Preparing to Sew
25. Sewing Day - Pants
26. Sewing Day - Pants Hem
27. Shirt Pattern - Preparing to Sew
28. Sewing Day - Sleeves
29. Sewing Day - Collars & Cuffs
30. Sewing Day - Finish Shirt
80% class projects
10% quizzes / tests
10% in-class participation
Students will receive a detailed rubric explaining the grading criteria for each project
before the course begins, and will receive a grade and written online comments for
each completed project via Schoology.
Grading will be based on finished class projects, participation in class, and tests/quizzes.
Students can revise and resubmit a graded project for a higher grade with no penalty.
This must be done by the next week of class.
Projects will be accepted late but can only receive partial credit. Late projects must be
handed in by the end of that quarter.
Internet access is required for this course.
portable sewing machine this one is a great option- for other options please email the tutor