Thu, Jan 24


Birch Bank Farms

Sewing II (b)

Reinforcing the basics learned in Sewing I; simple projects and patterns that build on the Student's skill set.

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Sewing II  (b)

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

Jan 24, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

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


**Due to calendar and class size, multiple sewing level classes may be combined. Course Outline may be adjusted for current student/parent expectations. Sewing II is a two semester (full academic year) class. However, new students are welcome to join us mid-year. Contact Ms. Frizzo to determine which sewing class will best meet your student's needs/abilities. 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.

A sewing supplies list will be emailed to you prior to the start of classes. A limited number of sewing machines are available for rent. Please inquire with Ms. Janine.

Other supplies will be required as the student advances. This is not by any means a complete list but the basic tools and supplies are expected for second year students. Some basic supplies will be available for sale at our student run sewing store. A fully stocked "housewife" is to be brought to every class.

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

Attendance will be taken as required by the partnership. Student will complete a final project before the end of the semester.