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Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals - Intensive

Joining fabrics to cover the body and create shelter has been a prized skill in the progress of civilization. Students will build on that tradition by learning fundamental seams and finishes used in modern-day garment construction. Industry standards of sewing are emphasized and all techniques are taught and practiced. In addition to creating a personal library of seam samples, students will apply the techniques in two basic projects. The class will also discuss fabric characteristics and the proper copying and cutting of patterns. Once mastered, these techniques can be used to sew together garments from patterns, create original designs, or explore fabric as a medium for soft sculpture. No previous sewing experience is necessary. 

All summer 2024 1-week intensives are offered in person. Space is available in campus housing: $530/week for a single room. 

Registration deadline: July 22 at noon



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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday - Friday
Building and room Sullivan Center Building, 703
Course number 1072
Course instructor Jasper Drummond

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