Garment Structures: Intro to Sewing

Instructor: Susan Robinson
SF / FASHN–104 / 18 sessions
Prerequisite: none
June 2–July 7, Mon./Wed., 5–9:30 p.m. / Sat., 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

This studio course introduces students to the basic fundamental applications of sewing techniques, the sewing machine, and garment construction. Students become familiar with the studio, industrial sewing machines, and pattern-making tools. The course includes instructor demonstrations and student practice.

With hands–on experience, students complete three projects: a basic shirt with sleeves, a lined skirt, and a reconstructed garment from an old favorite garment. This course is open to all students interested in fashion design as well as fashion designers who would like to brush up on their skills.

Students will need to purchase two commercial patterns and fabric for their projects. A materials list will be provided on the first day of class.

This course satisfies a prerequisite for Design I and Fashion Illustration I for Fashion Design majors or a studio elective for nonmajors.