In the first of a sequence of three courses, students will learn how to cut and sew materials together to create three-dimensional forms through simple stitching methods by hand and industrial sewing machine. Various techniques for joining, securing, turning, shaping, and finishing will be practiced to complete a conventional finished garment. Both woven and knitted materials will be handled to experience the different methods of construction. During the process, students will document the techniques and methods to initiate preliminary construction specifications. At the conclusion of this course, students will have sewn together pattern parts of one of their designs to construct a complete garment supported by instructions for the duplication process.