Do you remember when you first learned how to sew on the sewing machine? For me it was when I was a little girl. I had to prove myself by sewing on paper before I was allowed to use thread. (Thread meant the challenging task of threading the sewing machine properly). So this lesson is designed for students completely new to sewing…starting with the basics.
If you’re like most schools you have to order supplies through companies that take Purchase Orders. It can be so frustrating ordering through catalogs when you can get supplies cheaper locally, nonetheless here are some catalogs that provide FACS supplies.
What is a high quality garment? Do brand names necessarily mean that an item is high quality? Which do you use more in evaluating apparel; quality, price or your knowledge about quality? How much does the price of a garment tell you about the quality of the apparel you buy?
On a recent internet search I found the coolest online fashion design sites that allows you to dress a model with real designer clothes and accessories. You can even change the facial expressions of the models. I had so much…
Electric Quilt integrates sewing with technology. It allows students to combine blocks, borders and virtual fabrics, turning their computer screen into a design wall. The program allows one to print quilt labels, draw original block designs, and even import scanned fabric and photos.
One school I know makes their own magazine with student projects in it such as their sewing projects, art projects, etc. The graphic arts classes actually take the pictures of the student’s projects and make it into a beautiful looking magazine to sell.
One of the highlights of fashion design or sewing class can be a fashion show. Fashion design students put on an annual show calling formal wear companies to borrow dresses and tuxes, as well as local hair and makeup salons for their services. Other groups like culinary or hospitality can get involved by selling food. Teachers can even be invited to wear their old prom dresses!
This is by far my favorite educational video that I have ever purchased. Most educational videos are over a hundred dollars for a mediocre often corny video hardly worth the price. This video that was under twenty dollars made lasting impressions on my students as the majority of the class listed this lesson as the most valuable lesson they took out of Culinary II.
A one day mini lesson on fashion marketing coupled with a bag design competition. This lesson is especially good for an introduction to fashion design.