Online Class: Sewing 101

In this course you will learn how to fit patterns to your body, how to choose the correct size, and how to stitch together garments that you like and that fit you well.

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Course Description

Although there is not a cure, gaining an understanding of HIV/AIDs can increase the patient's chances of living a longer and healthier life. There are many misconceptions about this serious virus including many believing that death is soon to follow. Although people can die from AIDS, there are also many patients who live with HIV their entire lives which helps to give hope.

There are many ways people living with AIDS/HIV can choose to live and one of those ways includes in home care. Having family members and friends care for the patient can be a great help to the patient but can also be difficult at times. That is why it is important to take the necessary steps in ensuring that everything is set into place so that the patient is properly cared for and that the caretaker knows what to expect.

This course is ideal for those who need assistance and education in regards to having an HIV/AIDs patient reside within their homes. It examines the risks, how to stay protected, ways to help, symptoms that the patient may encounter and more. It also will help the loved ones of the patient to better understand what the patient is going through emotionally and the choices they may or may not have to face. Since HIV/AIDs can be a terminal illness it is important that the patient and loved ones are prepared as much as possible for what lies ahead. Every patient has a different outcome but this course explores general ways to care for the patient, as well as yourself, both emotionally and physically.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(3,054 votes)

Lesson One: Sewing Basics

In this lesson we will discuss how to:
• Pins, Needles and Thread
• Scissors for cutting, clipping and other cutting tools
• The Importance of Pressing
• Staying Organized
45 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Sewing; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson Two: Your Sewing Machine

In this lesson we will discuss: • Types of Sewing Machines
• Anatomy of a Sewing Machine
• Bobbins and Their Problems
• Maintenance Additional lesson topics: Types of Sewing Machine Feet
70 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson Three: Fabric

In this lesson we will discuss: • Types of Fabric
• Warp, Weft, Nap, Right vs. Wrong Side
• Selvage
• Choosing Fabric for Your Garment
• Tricky Fabrics to Sew
75 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson Four: All About Patterns

In this lesson we will discuss: • Choosing a Pattern
• Deciphering the Pattern Envelope
• Fabric Plus the Extras
• Layout Deciphered
40 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Projects
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson Five: Hand Sewing

In the lesson we will discuss: • Threading the needle
• Basting
• Hemming
• Buttons
• Decorative Touches
75 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson Six: Pattern Adjustments

In the lesson we will discuss: • Basic Pattern Fitting and Adjustments
• Adjusting Tops
• Adjusting Pants and Skirts
• Fitting a Pattern, Muslin Mockup
45 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson Seven: Pattern Layout

In this lesson we will discuss: • Pattern Preparation
• Choosing the right pieces
• What the markings mean
• Cutting out the pattern
65 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson Eight: Sewing Pajamas

In this lesson we will discuss: • Choosing Thread
• Seam Allowances/Finishes
• Sleeves, Gathered, or Straps
• Elastic
• Hems
70 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson Nine: Sewing an Unlined Jacket

In this lesson we will discuss: • Preparation
• Pattern Alterations
• Button Loop
• Collar/Lapel/Facing
• Button
• Hem
60 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Sewing a Skirt – Part 1

In the lesson we will discuss: • Fitting Skirts
• Pattern Layout
• Marking
• Darts
65 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Sewing a Skirt - Part II

In this lesson we will discuss: • Back Vent
• Center Zipper, Finishing
• Waistband Facing, Interfacing
• Hems Around Vents
55 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Sewing a Shirt or Blouse – Part I

In this lesson we will discuss: • Pattern Markings
• Interfacing
• Shoulder Seams
• Collar
• Cuffs
70 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Sewing a Shirt or Blouse - Part II

In this lesson we will discuss how to: • Cuffs
• Buttonholes
• Sleeves
• Hems Additional lesson topics: How to Sew Blouses
70 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Sewing Pants – Part I

In this lesson we will discuss how to: • Fitting Pants
• Pattern Marking
• Center Front
• Inner/Outer Leg Seams
• Lapped Zipper
75 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Sewing Pants – Part II

In this lesson we will discuss how to: • Lapped Zipper
• Waistband
• Hem – Machine Blindstitch
136 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Challenges; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize sewing basics.
  • Identify your sewing machine.
  • Describe fabric.
  • Describe all about patterns.
  • Demonstrate hand sewing.
  • Demonstrate pattern adjustments.
  • Demonstrate pattern layout.
  • Demonstrate sewing pajamas.
  • Demonstrate sewing an unlined jacket.
  • Demonstrate sewing a skirt.
  • Demonstrate sewing a shirt or blouse.
  • Demonstrate sewing pants.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Sewing 101
Course Number: 7550477
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (3,054 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: March 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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