Textile Arts

Program Overview
Ages 9-12 + Ages 13-18

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm
@ UCSD Extended Studies Building, University City, 6256 Greenwich Drive San Diego, CA 92122

SEWING FUNDAMENTALS: An Introduction to Machine Sewing

This class focuses on the basics of machine sewing — threading, bobbins and straight stitching. Other skills to be taught: how to properly cut fabric, set a sleeve and read a pattern. Plus, seam finishes including Hong Kong, French, seam binding, serger, overlock, pinking and flat-felled; and zippers, exposed, lapped and invisible. First projects: Sew a hoodie. Begin to build sample book.

SEW IMPROVED: Buttons, Pockets, Stretchy Fabrics and More

In this second course, students will continue to learn their way around a sewing machine through more complex projects. New sewing techniques to be taught —, buttonholes, pockets, elastics, and working with stretchy fabrics. Students will learn the importance of following grainlines and how to properly measure their bodies. Projects: Sweatpants and T-shirt. Continue sample book.

REDUCE, REUSE, UPCYCLE: Fashion and Environmental Damage

An important consideration in textile arts is the environmental impact of apparel manufacturing. “Fast Fashion,” has been coined to describe the trend of giant companies selling low-cost fashionable garments. In this course we will spend time discussing our role as consumers and producers, learning ways to be more responsible and reduce our footprint on the planet. Projects: Upcycling, reusing and repurposing clothes and other textiles to create new garments that express each student’s style and creativity.

FASHION-TECH MAKER LAB: Exploration, Inspiration, Imagination

In Core 4, students will get to learn about and experiment with some of the coolest technologies and trends in the fashion industry — 3D printed fabric, buttons and fasteners. Other topics to be covered include dyes, sublimation (the process of using heat to transfer dye to fabric), embellishments, custom textiles, plus expressing your style through branding, design, colors, and logos.

THAT’S SEW MY STYLE!:  Run-Up to the Runway

In Core 5, students will learn about creating their own fashion lines and will complete one final show-stopper piece. In doing so, students will demonstrate competency in machine sewing and use of essential tools and skills learned from previous courses to complete the project. This course will also explore one of the latest technological advancements in the garment industry — Ditto. Ditto is an amazing innovation making it possible to adapt body measurements to a library of digital patterns. We will project the customized pattern onto fabric — ready to cut and sew! Students will have plenty of open lab time to work on their projects and each day will be provided with guided activities to spark their creativity and inspire their inner “maker.”

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At the time you enroll your child in one of our Core classes, you will be charged the full amount of the class. Additionally, some classes may have a materials fee that is payable to the instructor on the first day of class, either cash or via Venmo.

Cancellations & Refunds:

If you notify us more than 7 days prior to the first class, we will issue a refund (minus processing fees), or we can give you a credit for a future class. This credit will remain in your account for 1 year. It is your responsibility to contact us to reschedule.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the first class.
No refunds for no shows.

Release of Liability & Responsibilities:

Each child’s parent or guardian must sign a waiver and a photo release before the start of each course.

We expect each child to be responsible for their behavior and will not tolerate disruption in class. We reserve the right to dismiss any student, without refund, and may also refuse future enrollment to a student with a history of unacceptable behavior.

Class Start Time:

We are teaching at the UCSD Extension Building in University City, located at 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, off Interstate 805 at Governor Drive. Instruction will begin promptly at 4:30pm, so please keep in mind traffic at this time of day and give yourself plenty of time to get here. We hope you can arrive 10-15 minutes early so that the session can start on time.