Clothing & Textiles 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Course Requirements

    Course Description

    The Level 1 course introduces students to basic sewing machine operations and basic apparel design and construction skills. These skills prepare students for the exciting global apparel industry and entrepreneurial opportunities. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership and competitive events (FCCLA) are integrated into this course. Levels 2, 3, and 4 students will build on prior knowledge while focusing on their individual interests. Each student will identify a goal related to the field of textiles, practice the skills necessary to accomplish that goal, and proceeds toward the completion of that goal at a satisfactory pace. Individual goals are set with the instructor’s approval and might include but not be limited to skills such as clothing construction, knitting, crocheting, fashion design, fabric dyeing, machine-quilting, weaving, embroidery, etc. Students will also keep a notebook of their acquired Textile skills for a weekly grade. Their work will be showcased as one of the following FCCLA STAR projects: Interior Design, Fashion Construction, Fashion Design, or Recycle and Redesign.

    Course Standards:

    • Students will explore careers within the Textile industry.
    • Students will learn how to safely identify and use all machines and related equipment.
    • Students will identify and analyze the characteristics and care of specific textiles.
    • Students will learn to understand technical instructions and use commercial sewing patterns.
    • Students will use basic sewing and construction skills.
    • Advanced students will be able to research trends, design fashion, and document their process for pattern-making, and construct their designs for competitions, fashion shows, and/ or Theatrical Productions.


    Students may use materials provided within the class, but may also choose to purchase their own from outside sources. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED HELP SHOPPING FOR FABRIC!!! It is always my pleasure to be in a fabric store! Students will need to bring a 3” 3 ring binder which will become a book of their weekly acquisition of sewing skills.



    Grading Policies

    • 70% Weekly Skills Book
    • 30% FCCLA STAR Project - student choice (Recycle and Redesign, Interior Design, Fashion Construction, Fashion Design)

    Rules & Procedures

    Expectations and Guidelines:

    This course allows self-chosen projects and requires students to be organized and drive their own learning. The instructor will be the “guide on the side” and maintain a supportive role to students, demonstrate skills, and provide a creative learning environment.