The garment construction textbook teaches all sewing techniques for all kinds of garments and textiles. In depth step by step guide is provided for completing each garment. The book includes fifty samples of all basic sewing techniques, which are invaluable reference for the proper finishing of any outfit.
Full-time: 10 hours per week over 2 months
Part-time: 5 hours per week over 4 months
Example Lesson excerpt: Introduction to the golden rules of sewing
Learn the different stitches from the manual and the samples:
Note that before stitching always pin the pieces that are sewn together.
Pin horizontally 1cm from the edge as shown on the Samples.
If a mistake is made, use the un-picker to take the thread out and start again.
Remember to regularly clean and oil the sewing machine and the overlocker.
When threading the overlocker use 3 threads for all fabrics and 4 threads for stretch fabrics.
Bias binding is a haberdashery which is useful to finish off a garment and is an alternative to overlocking and hemming.Piping is good for edging and can be sewn in between panels to create a contour.
Actual garments constructed by CRE students - click image to enlarge