Fashion Design FS 1310 Construction I:

Industry Sewing Basics



Interior Design
Individual Course

This course introduces students to basic garment construction techniques used in the apparel industry. 

Course description

Students will learn proper machine maintenance, threading, and care. Various machine and hand sewing techniques and seam types will be discussed. Students will work with woven and knitted fabrics in order to understand the requirements of each fabric type. Industrial sewing machines will be used to construct a complete garment, and assembly instructions will be documented.

Patternmaking kit: l-square, notcher, awl, tracing wheel, french curve, hip curve, vary form ruler, clear plastic ruler 2″ wide, 18″ long with 1/8″ grid, pattern hooks, flexible measuring tape, pattern shears, tailor’s chalk, fabric sheers, sewing kit (seam ripper, thread trimming small scissors, straight pins, pin cushion, supply box, hand sewing needles, safety pins), scotch tape, pencil, eraser, tracing paper, white 1″ wide elastic for pajama pants (please check casing width, should be at least ¼” thinner than casing), fabric (unbleached muslin for sewing samples, fashion fabric for project).

Students are expected to cover the cost of materials, estimated to be around $550.
*Students may need to purchase additional fabric and paper amounts.


  • $1,926


  • 8 Weeks


  • Must provide proof of high school graduation.


  • A Guide to Fashion Sewing, Fifth Edition 
  • Draping for Fashion Design, Fifth Edition 
  • Patternmaking for Fashion Design, Fifth Edition 

Course Availability

spring - may 6, 2019

8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

*Registration Deadline: April 29

Class begins May 6, 2019

Registration Closed

Individual courses are designed for artists seeking further education to improve their skills and advance their marketability in the industry. Mix and match courses, online or on-campus.