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Basic Sewing Skills
Course: TEC110

First Term: 2017 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   5 Period(s)   4.4 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Basic clothing construction techniques. Use of commercial patterns and sewing machine in the construction of basic garments.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Define and use fabric and garment construction terminology. (I)
2. Operate the sewing machine and use sewing tools and pressing equipment. (II)
3. Take body measurements and select correct pattern sizes. (III)
4. Fit and alter commercial patterns. (III)
5. Interpret patterns guide sheets accurately in garment construction. (III)
6. Select, prepare, lay out, cut, and mark fashion fabric for construction. (IV)
7. Select and apply interfacing to fashion fabric. (V)
8. Use pressing techniques in the construction of garments. (VI)
9. Apply standard clothing construction techniques for seams and seam finishes, darts, facings, gathering, hems, buttons, buttonholes, and trims. (VI)
10. Evaluate the construction and fit of garments. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Terminology
   A. Fabric
   B. Garment construction
II. Tools and Equipment
   A. Sewing machine
   B. Pressing equipment
   C. Tools
III. Pattern
   A. Measurement
   B. Selection
   C. Fit and alteration
   D. Guide sheet
IV. Fabric
   A. Selection
   B. Preparation
   C. Layout, cutting, and marking
V. Interfacing
   A. Selection
   B. Application
VI. Construction
   A. Pressing techniques
   B. Seams and seam finishes
   C. Darts
   D. Facings
   E. Gatherings
   F. Hems
   G. Buttons
   H. Buttonholes
   I. Trims
   J. Evaluation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 22, 2016

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