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Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals

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.

This course runs:
Friday, January 10, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 11, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Sunday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Friday, January 17, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Sunday, January 19, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  

Note: This intensive meets for two consecutive weekends on Friday evening (6-9), Saturday (9-12 and 1-4), Sunday (10-1 and 2-5). The tuition for this course is $685.

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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Class meeting days Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Building and room Sullivan Center 702 * Sullivan Center 702 * Sullivan Center 702
Course number 1005
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