Maybe it was love at first sight. The ah-mazing fabric that you absolutely had to have. So how did it come to this? Another meh garment that doesn’t live up to your expectations. Most likely, it was a case of right fabric, wrong garment choice. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to get it right every time.
Skill Level: All
Students will need basic sewing skills and be able to use a sewing machine to successfully complete this course
Classes & Cost
Two day course:
Sunday, 30 November, 2019
Monday, 1 December, 2019
$360 (including materials for samples)
What You'll Learn
1. How to create and use colour schemes for use in garment design
2. Characteristics, care and handling methods for the major fabric classifications:
Plant based natural fibres including cottons and linens
Animal based natural fibres including wools and silks
Reconstituted fibres including acetate, triacetate, viscose and rayons
Man-made fibres including polyesters and nylons
Other materials used in garment production including leathers, synthetic suedes, vinyls, fur and feathers.
3. Review of the right design choice for fabric drape and structural characteristics on the basis of fabric weave (woven and knits)
Speciality weaves including brocade, jacquard, cloque, lace and seersucker
Other fabric types such as felts, reversible fabrics, and technical fabrics
4. Indicators of fabric quality
Alignment of warp and weft grain, or wales and courses
Fibre and weave regularity
Evaluation of fibre characteristics
Washing, evaluating hand and burn testing
Weight and thread count
Professional terms and quality evaluation
Finishes used to improve fabric performance.
5. Sewing Techniques
Grain requirements: laying out, cutting and sewing (including handling bias grain)
Use of interfacings, linings and battings
Basic seam finishes
Basic hem finishes
Basic edge finishes.
6. Using plaids, stripes, boarders and patterns:
Cutting and layout of pattern pieces
7. Evaluation of methods used in the garment industry to test fabric and choose fabric.
8. Glossary of fabrics terms and references.