FASHION DESIGNER: FABRIC I (LFL 0201): As you design and engineer a fabric from scratch, you will learn several ways to
incorporate color principles. Using inspiring pictures, motif inspiration or creating
your own inspiration board will help you narrow down the best fabrication technique
for the accessories or clothing you decide to make. You will pick from knitting (hand
or machine), weaving, felting and a plethora of surface design techniques. This is
the Continuing Education version of the for-credit Textile Studio I class (FAS117-C01).
Students receive all the instruction and experiences but are not required to take
exams or engage in the evaluations.
FASHION DESIGNER: FABRIC II (LFL 0202): Bring the skills you gained in Fashion Design: Understanding Fabric Techniques to a higher level. You will delve further into fabric construction and surface designs as you refine your techniques, including weaving, knitting, felting, beading, embroidery, appliqué, and fabric printing. This is the Continuing Education version of the for-credit Textile Studio II class (FAS118-C02). Students receive all the instruction and experiences but are not required to take exams or engage in the evaluations.
INDUSTRIAL SEWING METHODS (LFL 0009): Introduces you to the use and care of industrial sewing equipment, fabric selection and design. Your end products will be a skirt, blouse and Little Black Dress. From these basics you can move on to create your own unique clothing. We’ll make it enjoyable as you learn to sew like a pro. Also offered as credit FAS100-C01.
SEWING TECHNIQUES, PART ONE (LFL 0400): Learn to take your correct measurements and determine what size patterns to use. Refresh and learn new sewing skills through sample making. Compile a notebook of sewing techniques designed to create professional looking garments that you’ll love to wear! Using the right tools for the right job makes sewing easy and enjoyable. Review fabrics appropriate for garment sewing and various techniques for interfacing and pressing tips as you sew. This is a techniques-only class to prepare you to construct a garment. Sharon Czachor is the author of Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics and co-author of Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers.
SEWING TECHNIQUES, PART TWO (LFL 0401): Apply sewing techniques to the construction of a shell or top. Start with sample garments constructed from different fabrics and styles. See and discuss supplies, fabric choices and preparation, pattern layout, and cutting in the first class. Use tissue fitting to determine simple pattern adjustments. Techniques learned in Sewing Techniques Part One are applied to the appropriate areas of the garment, and additional techniques, such as neckline treatments and mitering hem corners, are utilized in both machine and hand-sewing. Sharon Czachor is the author of Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics and co-author of Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers.
SEWING WITH KNITS AND STRETCH FABRICS (LFL 0402): Sewing with knit and stretch fabrics is fun and easy, once you know how. Learn knit
and stretch fabric sewing techniques on both a sewing machine and a serger, using
the stretch of the fabric to determine the fit of the garment, the correct size, interfacing,
seam finishes, and pressing. Sample making helps to produce the best stitching results
and eliminates mistakes or possible damage to the fabric. Construct a t-shirt or top
using the techniques learned in class. Sharon Czachor is the author of Sewing with
Knits and Stretch Fabrics and co-author of Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers.
STUDIO V: ARTIST MEMBERSHIP (LFL 0010): Enrollment in this class allows artists to display and sell their work in Studio V per their consignment agreement.
Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.