The business of sewing and fashion 101

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The business of sewing and fashion 101

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LIFE EMPOWERMENT- WORKFORCE TRAINING & Education: Vocational Skills Development Program. It was written and designed to be offered in schools and communities. We provides students with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations, and examples to enable them with various industrial sewing techniques.

The main objective of course 101 & 102 is learning . To provide students with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lecturers, sewing techniques and proper stitching, draping, basic pattern making, drawing, business planning and more.

This practical sewing course will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing, help you build your confidence at working with a professional machine, and develop a range of related sewing skills.

Students can apply the knowledge gained at the workshop anywhere in the world and in the pursuit of varied goals, from starting their own sewing and fashion business, sewing and designing their own clothes or gaining employment with other companies

Upon completion of 101 & 102, student will have the opportunity to participate in LEWTE  yearly fashion show.

Courses includes:

  • Looking at different needles and threads suitable for fabric types

  • Standard stitches

  • Identifying various types of fabric and sewing supplies and their uses.

  • Seaming curved edges

  • Straight edges and gathered edges together

  • Various seam types 

  • Taking body measurement

  • Top stitching

  • Trimming work and pressing

  • Hand and machine sewing operation

  • Cut and sew several projects

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to class: (we will provide a full list at your first class)

  • Pencil, 

  • Fabric shears

  • Small sharp pointed scissors

  • Stitch ripper

  • Fine steel pins

  • Metric tape measure

  • Tailors chalk

  • Sewing machine  


  • This practical sewing fashion and empowerment course will help you...
    Become familiar with the basics and advance of sewing machine and its operation.                                                           Students will be able to identify the parts of the machine, fabric types,  sewing tool and their uses
    Build your confidence in working with a professional machine and develop a range of related sewing skills.                 Students will learn to create their own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. 
    Produce couture and proper high-fashion, not simply factory standard garments.
    Finish garments in a professional way, with each garment, inspected to reach couture standards of production and design.
    Continue in your professional development independently. Empowerment, setting goals, public speaking, etiquette, customer relationship, personal development and much more.                                                                             We deliberately added these non-sewing essential topic/training to the course because we realized that without it, you can't build a business or a balanced lifestyle.
    This course shall be taught using International System that allows students apply the knowledge gained at the workshop anywhere in the world and in the pursuit of diverse goals – from starting their own business ventures to creative leisure time.

    Sewing is a skill that I think everyone should have, basic skills in because it opens up a whole world of opportunity to you; from making home furnishings like pillows and curtains to sewing your own clothes which are custom-made for your exact size and preferences. If you can't find something in a shop, you can make it!

PERK: STUDENTS WHO COMPLETES BOTH SEMESTER WILL HAVE THEIR WORK FEATURED IN OUR YEARLY FASHION SHOW.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Empowerment

  • Module 2: SMART Goals and Planning

  • Module 3: Sewing Tools

  • Module 4: Sewing Machine Basics

  • Module 5: Sewing Machine Operation

  • Module 6: Fabrics

  • Module 7: Hand Sewing

  • Module 8: Sewing Machine Needles and their Uses

  • Module 9: Basic Sewing Techniques

  • Module 10: Cut and Sew Projects. 

  • Working with regular paper patterns

    ****IN THE SECOND SEMESTER PASSING STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE      MORE ADVANCE CLASS TO INCLUDE PATTERN MAKING, DRAWING, AND DRAPING.

The course covers various section and introduces students to basic apparel design and construction skills, plus how to choose and use the right sewing and fashion tools and notions. To provide students with knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations, and examples. This practical sewing and fashion course will help you become familiar with the basics principles of operating a sewing machine. It will help build your confidence at working with the sewing machine and develop a range of related sewing skills which can prepare them to use the skills they have learned towards a sewing career, work at a sewing workshop, start their own business or for their personal uses.  Advanced courses will explain how to pick, understand and modify paper patterns and the proper process in the construction and assembling of the sample garments.; how to select fabrics, sewing supplies, learn basic sewing techniques, various stitching styles and seams. 

Coursework will also include basic draping, how to attach interfacing and interlinings; sew darts, pleats, and gathers; create several styles of necklines, collars, waistlines, sleeves, and cuffs; hem and fastenings. Stitching both by hand and machine will be taught in class. Hands-on practice is an integral part of sewing classes. Students will also be taught basic drawing of a croquis and fashion sewing, limited basic home decoration projects. Included in our course are step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, skirts, shirts which will allow students to apply the knowledge gained in class. Students will have the ability to create their own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. Students will have to successfully complete practical exercises and an integrated project to receive their certificate of completion. The main objective of this course is learning and applying what you have learned. Applying or combining their own personal styles or preference.

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