BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Basic Clothing Construction


Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Christine Grow
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


This course introduces students to the basic principles and skills required to sew, including design concepts, selecting and preparing patterns, operating sewing equipment, and completing a sewing project. Students in Clothing Construction will submit a portfolio of work to the instructor for a grade.

Course Content:

1. Sewing Impressions for Today
2. Sewing Equipment
3. Patterns
4. Pattern Sizing and Fitting
5. Fabric Selection, Preparation, and Notions
6. Layout, Cutting, and Marking
7. Portfolio: Pull on Project

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.


Students will need the following materials to complete the course: sewing machine, sewing scissors, pins, needle, thread, and tape measure, one yard of scrap material, buttons, and interfacing (woven and fusible).