Course Description

This course introduces students to hand-sewing and simple hand tools for professional quality textile construction techniques. Students will learn the basic techniques of planning and developing original garments and unique sculptural forms. Students will also learn the historical, cultural, environmental, and sustainable considerations of hand-sewing and garment repair. A variety of construction details such as zippers, buttonholes, and collars will be explored. This course covers the basics of sewing construction which can be applied to art, craft, and design production.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

• Gain an understanding of the material affordances and sculptural properties of hand-sewing
• Gain knowledge of historical and couture hand-sewing techniques used in the construction of garments
• Gain proficiency in designing and executing a variety of construction elements, including sewing and finishing seams and hems, adjusting fullness through gathering, pleats, and darts, and creating collars, pockets, and closures
• Gain an understanding of the cultural, environmental, and sustainable considerations of hand-sewing and garment repair

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Hand-Sewing Skills Studio
Apr 10, 2023 to May 15, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $475.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.
Section Notes

Course Supply List

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