SEW-100: Fundamentals of Industrial Sewing

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Department
Trade & Appr Educ Office -DNU
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Sewing
Course Number
100
Course Title
Fundamentals of Industrial Sewing
Credit Hours
4.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
None.
Catalog Course Description

Fundamentals of Industrial Sewing is an introduction to sewing in the manufacturing industry. In addition to basic sewing techniques, students will learn sewing safety, equipment used in the field of industrial sewing, how to operate industrial sewing equipment, basic troubleshooting and machine maintenance, fabric identification and measuring, and pattern reading and symbols. Students will create various types of tote bags throughout the course to demonstrate skills.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement
  1. Safety
  2. Careers in industrial sewing
  3. Types of machines and their parts
  4. Sewing Terminology
  5. Troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment
  6. Fabric identification and measuring
  7. Patterns and symbols
  8. Operating industrial sewing machines
  9. Pattern reading, cutting and alteration
  10. Basic hand stitching
  11. Basic seams and finishes
Core Course Topics
  1. Safety

    a. Demonstrate all floor safety procedures b. Ergonomic practices

  2. Careers in Industrail Sewing

    a. Identify and define various career opportunities for industrial sewers

  3. Types of machines and their parts

    a. Given a diagram, identify the types of industrial sewing machines, label their parts, and determine their application as found in a professional workroom including: 1. Single needle stitch 2. Chain stitch 3. Serger 4. Cylinder bed walking foot 5. Single needle walking foot 6. Double needle walking foot 7. Flat lock 8. Zig zag 9. Overcast 10. Mock-safety 11. Cover stitch 12. Bartack

  4. Sewing terminology

    a. Match the basic sewing terms and their definitions

  5. Troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment

    a. Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and solve basic machine problems including: 1. Winding a bobbin 2. Replacing a bobbin 3. Mis-threading 4. Tensions issues (upper and lower) 5. Burred needles (changing needles)

  6. Fabric identification and measuring

    a. Differentiate between woven and nonwoven fabric

  7. Patterns and Symbols

    a. Demonstrate the ability to read, cut, and alter a basic pattern b. Identify and define pattern symbols

  8. Operating industrial sewing machines - threading, changing needles, changing stitches and stitch length

    a. Demonstrate when to thread sewing machine b. Demonstrate when and how to thread needles for various types of sewing machines c. Demonstrate how to change stitches and adjust stitch length

  9. Basic hand stitching

    a. Demonstrate basic methods/techniques of hand-stitching

  10. Basic seams and finishes

    a. Given examples of different types of seams, identify each seam

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Labs, Quizzes, Projects, Exams

Outcomes

Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2019
ILT Approval Date
12/11/2018
AALC Approval Date
12/19/2018
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
01/16/2019