Sewing Fundamentals I

  /  Sewing Fundamentals I

This course will provide students with the necessary sewing fundamentals they should understand at the very beginning. These basic skills will teach how to operate their own machine and expand their sewing repertoire. This course covers such aspects as history of sewing, its origin, industrial revolution, 20th century and today. This course is designed to develop skills beyond the basic construction techniques used with simple patterns and teach how to achieve special touches that can give the garment a couture look.


• This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path


• Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
• Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Identify the tools and materials required for sewing process.
  • Design and draft coat pattern and lining pattern using standard measurements.
  • Select appropriate fashion fabrics, support materials, threads, and closures for garment assembly
  • List and define standard pattern drafting terminology.
  • Identify and use standard pattern drafting symbols

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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