NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2023 - APPLY BY FEBRUARY 23, 2023

SEWING FOR BEGINNERS

In-class sessions. Includes access to more than 25 hours of video tutorials.

$1,500.00

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During this course, students will be introduced to sewing equipment, tools, threads, needles and sewing trims. They will learn all the basic techniques for hand sewing, machine sewing, stitches and seam finishes, and become familiar with a professional vocabulary for sewing terms and definitions.

Students will complete all the practical exercises and add them to the Stitch Album/Reference Book. This book includes references on different types of boning, trims and tapes, fusible interfacings, thread, how to attach buttons, how to do seams and seam finishes, hems, darts, pleats and bias tape, etc.

The final goal is to complete the Stitch Album/ Reference Book so you can keep it as a reference and go-to when constructing garments.

By paying for this course, you will get access to the online version in our Virtual Classroom, so you can watch the video lessons as many times as you need in order to learn and complete all homework assigned.


*Stitch Album/Reference Book included with the tuition.

Certification of completion included.

None.

 

  • Materials list for Sewing for Beginners


  • - 10 yards of printed cotton calico 43” or wider

  • - Fabric scissors

  • - Pinking shears

  • - A packet of sewing pins

  • - Hand sewing needles in different sizes

  • - Pin cushion

  • - Seam ripper
    - 3-5 thread cones in different colors
    - Thread clipper
    - Tailor’s chalk
    - Tape measurement
    - Loop turner
    - 60 or more cardstock paper
    - 50 or more clear sheet protectors
    - Stitch Album — Included within your registration fee

  • [Stitch Album is distributed to students on (mandatory) orientation day scheduled prior to first day of class]
    - Mandatory Text Book: A Guide to Fashion Sewing. 5th or 6th edition. By Connie Amaden-Crawford

 

 

*Students must have a straight stitch sewing machine to practice at home as well as have access to a printer to print PDF patterns.


  • *Material list is updated every 4 months.

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  • *Course instructors may request extra supplies not listed above.

Sewing for Beginners [SPRING 2023]

Jan - Feb 2023

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am-3:30pm (30 minute break)

Jan. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31st

Feb. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23rd

OR

Jan - Feb 2023

Monday – Thursday 6-9pm

Jan. 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31st

Feb. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23rd

OR

Jan - April 2023

Saturdays 9am-2:30pm (30 minute break)

Jan. 14, 21, 28th

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25th

- OFF March 4th

March 11, 18, 25th

April 1, - OFF 8th, 15, 22, 29th

 

To get the most from this course, we recommended a minimal additional 4 weekly hours to practice and completed homework.

Sewing for Beginners [FALL 2022]

Sep - Dec 2022

Saturday from 9am-12pm

Aug. 27th

Sep. 10, 17, 24th

Oct. 1, 8, 15, - OFF 22nd, 29th

Nov. 5, 12, 19th

-OFF 26th for Thanksgiving break

Dec. 3, 10, 17th

OR

Thursday from 10am-1pm

Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th

Oct. 6, 13, - OFF 20th, 27th

Nov. 3, 10, 17th

-OFF 24th for Thanksgiving break

Dec. 1, 8, 15th

OR

Monday from 6-9pm

Aug. 29th

- OFF Sep. 5th for Labor Day

Sep. 12, 19, 26th

Oct. 3, 10, 17, -OFF 24th, 31st

Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28th

Dec. 5, 12th

 

To get the most from this course, we recommended a minimal additional 4 weekly hours to practice and completed homework.

Terms: Students are responsible for buying all the course materials and supplies, including any mandatory textbooks. Make sure to read the "materials list" corresponding to this course or ask the school for one before paying for the course. Please obtain the requested supplies to ensure your ability to complete course assignments. The material list is updated every four months; course instructors may suggest extra supplies for the course not listed in the original material list.

This course is divided into two modules. Suppose you are to miss a class session. In that case, you are responsible for watching the video tutorials provided to you via the virtual classroom and making arrangements with the instructor to catch up. If you don't complete all the course assignments satisfactorily, you automatically fail the course and might need to invest more time and money if you still want to move forward and enroll in Garment Construction.

Students need to be in class on time; instructors may deny entrance to class sessions if you are more than ten minutes late.

We take pride in our curriculum, and our students need to meet the school's expectations. The student is responsible for completing every class assignment. Failure to do this will result in failing the course. When receiving a quiz, only a "B"/80 or more is a passing grade for our courses.

This course is about practicing, and each class section requires at least 3-5 hours at home.

School staff might take pictures or videos for social media, and by attending this course, you agree to be pictured in any of those promotional materials.

 

Cancellation and refund policy: Space and schedules are limited at the Fashion Institute of Florida. Therefore, if students decide to cancel their registration for any reason within 15 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $100.00 cancellation fee. If students choose to cancel their registration for any reason within seven (7) days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $200.00 cancellation fee. The course cost is not refundable after the 1st day of class. FIF reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment and to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond the Fashion Institute of Florida's control. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. FIF may elect to postpone a course to receive additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refund and cancellation policies are strictly enforced.

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