Thu, Jan 24


Birch Bank Farms

Sewing I: The Basics (b)

Beginning level sewing class designed to establish a strong foundation required for more advanced levels.

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Sewing I: The Basics (b)

T I M E & L O C A T I O N

Jan 24, 2019, 2:15 PM – May 09, 2019, 3:45 PM

Birch Bank Farms, 1826 Platt St, Niles, MI 49120, USA


**Due to calendar and class size, Sewing I and Sewing II may be combined. Course Outline may be adjusted for current student/parent expectations. Sewing I is a two semester (full year) class however new students are welcome to join us mid-year. Contact Ms. Janine if you have questions about which sewing class would most suite your students skill level. Please refer to the syllabus for additional information.

Students must meet certain skill levels before advancing to the more difficult processes. Cutting accurately and the ability to make simple measurements are among the first skills that must be mastered. Proper hand sewing with a single thread, tailor's knot, straight and whip stitch seams must be mastered before machine work will commence. A sewing kit "housewife" will be constructed early which will hold all of the necessary tools. Simple skills will be used as pretest and reviewed regularly.

Textile use and fiber content evaluation and suitability to be covered. Students will work with simple cottons and linens at first, advancing to napped textiles, knits and leather goods as skill levels advance. Thread and other tools of the trade will be covered as applicable. Basic construction, edge finishes, layers/quilting, closures, historic fashion trends, alterations and modifications and pattern drafting are among the more advance work to be done by third and fourth level students.

Young men are encouraged to register. Projects will be adjusted to meet the unique interests of each student. Our goal is for all sewing students to acquire the basic skills needed to mend, assemble and create garments in a positive and enjoyable environment.

Required supplies must be brought to each session. A sewing supplies list will be emailed to you before the beginning of the semester. Other supplies may be required as your student advances or for a particular project. This is not by any means a complete list and it is understood that supplies might be acquired gradually. Some basic supplies will be available from our student run "sewing store". You will be provided with a price list. A limited number of sewing machines are available for rent. Inquire with Ms. Janine.

Classes will be held every Thurs at 2:15pm to 3:45 pm starting Jan 24, 2019 through May 9, 2018. Refer to the website calendar for days off and vacations.

Attendance will be taken as required by the partnership. Student will complete a final project prior to the end of the semester which will be displayed in our website gallery.