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Sewing Lessons & Dressmaking

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Sewing Lessons & Dressmaking

Whether you are a seasoned pro or just want to learn how to sew a button, Stratford's sewing and dressmaking course can help you gain fundamental knowledge for sewing success. Stratford's in-depth course can help you learn the ins-and-outs of sewing patterns, dressmaking, sewing machines, and more.

This is your chance to combine your creativity with your technical skills to learn more about how to produce fashionable garments for wear as well as items for the home.

Unlike other dressmaking and sewing schools, Stratford's training methods let you study in the comfort of your own home! All of your textbooks guides are delivered directly to your door and we offer affordable monthly payment plans. Why wait? Enrol today!
Sewing and Dressmaking Module 1
Introduction to Sewing and Fabric

• Your Sewing Machine
• Sewing Machine Operation
• Sewing Aids
• Fiber and Fabrics
• Knits and Patterns
• Fabric Selection
• Preparation and Care
• Special Fabrics and Special Cuttings

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 2
Construction of a Garment

• Adjusting the Pattern
• Layout, Cutting, and Marking
• Stitching and Seam
• Fitting and Shortcuts
• Darts and Gathers
• Pleats and Plackets
• Facings
• Ruffles and Collars
• Sleeves

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 3
Finishing Techniques

• Pockets
• Cuffs, Sleeve Finishes, Casings and Waistbands
• Belts and Zippers
• Buttonholes and Button Selection
• Closures
• Bias and Bias Binding
• Decorative Trimmings
• Hems and Lining a Garment
• Alterations and Remodeling
• Sewing for Men and Boys
• Construction Techniques for Women’s Pants
• Sewing for Infants and Children

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 4
Special Projects for Sewing

• Traditional and Contemporary Tailoring Methods
• Sewing Machine Attachments
• Appliquι, Machine Embroidery, Patchwork and Quilting
• Mending, Repairing and Recycling
• Elements and Principles of Design
• Decorating Style and Choosing Color Wisely
• Putting a Room Together
• Home Accessories
• Window Treatments, Curtains and Draperies
• Slipcovers

Sewing and Dressmaking Module 5
Beyond The Basics of Sewing for Fun and Profit

• Potholders
• Holiday Items
• Gifts and Accessories
• Toys
• The Tourist Trade and Resort Wear
• Teaching Others and Practice Projects
• Ideas for Fun and Profit
• Additional Practice Projects

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Sewing & Dressmaking Program

"I now have a wonderful resource library to refer to as I get back into sewing again. It may become a business for me as I transition into retirement."

Brenda P.

"It has given me the confidence to really begin to use my skills."

Anne B.