Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

What do you enjoy about clothing? The colors? The design? The fit?

What is the most difficult part about finding clothing that falls into all three of these categories? Right, the fit. Every human being has a body shape that is just a little bit different from the person next to you. Ready-to-wear clothing manufacturers use standards or "averages" to design and produce clothing that fits the "average" person. What happens when you aren't an "average" size? Your clothing might be well designed and sport the latest in color and fabric, but it just doesn't look good on you. How do you get around that? By learning how to sew!

Sewing your own garments is really not as difficult as it may sound. This course will take you through the very basic elements of fabric choice, how to decipher the pattern envelope and instructions inside, getting to know your sewing machine and how to begin expanding your wardrobe by sewing your own clothing, or clothing for your family.

Your first project will be to stitch together a set of pajamas where you will learn most of the basic elements of how you put a garment together. After that you will learn how to sew a jacket and a basic fitted skirt with a centered zipper. Then you will complete your wardrobe by learning the ins and outs of shirt/blouse construction that includes cuffs, collars, buttons, and buttonholes, ending with the creation of a pair of pants.

Once you finish this course, you will be able to fit patterns to your body, choose the correct size, and stitch together garments that you like and that fit you well.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get started now, because once you begin, you won't be able to stop. A pattern is just where you begin. Once you understand the basics of putting a garment together, you can change and embellish it to your heart's content. Did you see a ready-to-wear garment you like, but doesn't look good on you? Find a pattern that is similar, and create a one-of-a-kind design that fits you and only you. We'll teach you how!
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Exam 40 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 45 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam 50 points
Lesson 4 Exam 40 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5 Exam 50 points
Lesson 6 Exam 45 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7 Exam 40 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8 Exam 45 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9 Exam 35 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10 Exam 40 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11 Exam 30 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12 Exam 45 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13 Exam 45 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 14 Exam 50 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 15 Exam 45 points
The Final Exam 66 points
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