Course Description

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn to operate a sewing machine, choose fabrics and patterns, and explore various textile construction methods. Techniques such as pattern layouts, pinning, cutting, and marking will be covered. No sewing skills or previous textile experience is required.


  • Explore a range of sewing machines and tools, including domestic sewing machines,
  • Prepare and handle fabric correctly when creating a garment/object, including pre-treating fabric, laying out a pattern, cutting fabric smoothly, pinning fabric to prepare for stitching,
  • Differentiate between various methods of constructing seams, hems and finishing detail; learning how to select the appropriate methods for any given fabric characteristic,
  • Navigate fabric qualities and selection of material for any given project, including how best to assemble and sew an item based on the garment/object purposes,
  • Create an object from scratch using clean and appropriate sewing methods and finishing details.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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