Course Title: Sew woven and stretch knit garments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MANU6082C

Course Title: Sew woven and stretch knit garments

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3227 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to sew woven and stretch knit garments.

The applies to sewing complete stretch and woven fabric garments or products and may apply to sample machining involving all operations in the assembly of a garment to specification.

It covers planning, aligning and sewing complete stretch and woven fabric garments from specifications or patterns using a variety of machines and processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL3010B Sew woven and stretch knit garments


1. Plan garment construction

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Garment requirements are identified from production specifications.

1.2 Machining requirements are determined.

1.3  Plan for garment construction is developed.


2. Prepare work pieces

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work bundle is received.

2.2 Work pieces are checked for readiness for assembly.

2.3  Work pieces are laid out in sequence according to construction plan.


3. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices.

3.2 Machines are cleaned and checked.

3.3 Records are maintained.

3.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for work.

3.5  Needles, attachments and parts are checked and worn needles and parts are identified and reported or replaced, according to manufacturer instructions.


4. Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Performance of machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from inspection of finished pieces and required action taken.


5. Sew garment

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Garment is sewn according to requirements for operations.

5.2 Garment is sewn according to requirements for sewing woven and stretch knit fabrics and quality standards.

5.3 Garment is sewn according to requirements for speed of work.

5.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled for type of operations, fabrics and product type.

5.5 OHS practices are followed in operation of machines.

5.6  Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent accidents and to eliminate risks to personal safety.


6. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Garment is inspected and checked against quality standards, any faults are identified and appropriate action taken.

6.2 Results of inspection of finished garment are recorded.

6.3 Action taken to either reject or correct faulty garment is recorded.

6.4 Preventative action taken to avoid any recurrence of defective garment is recorded.

6.5 Production records and packing slips are completed.

6.6 Completed work is directed to next operation or packing section.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is clustered with the following units:

LMTCL3010BSew woven and knit garments
LMTCL2008BFinish garment production
LMTCL3005BLay up, mark & cut uncomplicated

Learning activities will include the following:

  • practical demonstrations in the production rooms
  • individual and class exercises to acquire and perfect demonstrated skills
  • group discussion and feedback sessions
  • independent project based work under simulated workplace conditions
  • Work practice at home including research
  • Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation


Depending on the group you have joined this program is delivered in the production rooms at RMIT's Brunswick Campus or in a community organisation. In both environments the intention is to provide a teaching space that simulates as much as possible workplace conditions.

Teaching Schedule

WeeksGeneralLay Up, Mark and Cut Uncomplicated Fabrics and LaysSew Woven & Stretch Knit GarmentsFinish Garment ProductionHome Work
1Introduce Units/SemesterMark and Cut elastic sampleElastic samples - 2 methodsDiscuss the 2 methods of completed elastic samplesWrite note of what you learnt in this lesson
2 Lay and Cut own child shorts. Learn straight grain, two way fabrics, chalk, pins, notches, labelling and bundle.Finish Elastic samplesIntroduce Spec sheet and Assembly plan on child shortComplete Spec Sheet and Assembly Plan
315 mins review and check homework and outline todays workLay and Cut own child shortsConstruct shorts, include labels.Remind class to bring shirt from semster 1 to complete buttons and button-holes. 
4 Lay, mark and cut sample button & button holeButton and b-hole samplesButton and b-hole samples. Then complete b and b-holes on shirt. Press swing ticket and pack.1/ Upload photo of Button and b-holes on shirt and swing ticket. 2/ Bring pant trousers, shirt or dress for alterations next week.
5 Lay, mark and cut sample Blind hem sampleBlind hem sampleMake blind hem sample 
615 mins review and check homework and outline todays workEach student lay and cut out their own Baby TDemonstrate knit machines - mock, cover stitch, binder. Discuss Rib knit fabrics (1 way and 2 way stretch etc). Student to make sample knitInspect and Discuss of the seam samples  
  Lay mark cut knit sample on different grain for testing of using knitted sewing machines   
7 Each student lay and cut out their own Baby TConstruct and complete Baby T shirt. Including the Assembly Plan, Quality report, Spec Sheet.Construct and complete Baby T shirt. Including the Assembly Plan, Quality report, Spec Sheet.Upload photo of Baby T and lessons learnt
8 Student chooses Adult T Shirt, Rashie Vest or Windcheater. Cut, construct, plus paperwork and complete.Student chooses Adult T Shirt, Rashie Vest or Windcheater. Cut, construct, plus paperwork and complete.Student chooses Adult T Shirt, Rashie Vest or Windcheater. Cut, construct, plus paperwork and complete. 
9 Continue knit productContinue knit productsContinue and complete knit products 
1015 mins review and check homework and outline todays workContinue knit productContinue and complete knit productsContinue and complete knit productsBring 4 articles for alterations after break
11 Lay mark and cut pocket sampleStart pockets (Hip curve and In seam pockets). Upload photos of shaped seams (before and after)
12  Welt zip. Invisible zip. Grown on zip. Research zip uses. Record where they are applied to be submitted next week. Download or take photographs ready for show and tell next week in class.
1315 mins review and check homework and outline todays work Zip uses - show and tell with photographs. Continue with work from last week. Submit report on zip uses and applications.
14 Skirt project: Trace supplied pattern. Lay up plan, select fabric and cut out.Skirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.Skirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications. 
15 Skirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.Skirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.Skirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications. 
1615 mins review and check homework and outline todays workSkirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.Skirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.Skirt project: Assembly, construct, complete and specifications. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The production rooms are equipped with one lockstitch sewing machine per learner complete with all necessary bobbins and other equipment, including different feet and  attachments for hemming etc.  

One overlocker per group is also provided and patterns. drawing rules, drawing Instruments, cutting equipment, small tools, machine oil and sundry items, cutting table, fabric, material, yarn and other resources.

The student is expected to arrange for the use of a lockstitich machine (a domestic machine is sufficient) for practice and work on projects at home between sessions and to put together an equipment kit for personal use during the delivery session and for homework. The kit will include clippers, bobbins and bobbin case, tape measure, pins etc. A lsit of items will be given at induction. (Alternatively an equipment kit can be purchased from the School).

The student will also need access to the use a smart phone or computer with internet connection in order to upload pictures of their completed work.

In addition there are extensive resource in RMIT's libraries and in particular at Brunswick's Fashion and Textile collection which is of great interest to the student studying clothing production. In addition the library provides guides and subject specialist help via Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three assessments or projects. Assessments will be in the form of tests for underpinning knowledge and demonstration and observation of your abillity to plan garment constructions, prepare work pieces and workstation, identify poor machine performance, sew garment and complete work. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis whilst you are working on your skills and whilst working on your projects and relevant feedback will be given to allow you to develop towards competency. In addition you will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


AssessmentsTask NameCommencement WeekAssessment due
1MIX AND MATCH - Cutting Test. Glossary TestWeek 1Beginning of class Week 4
2MACHINE STITCH SAMPLES - Produce samples using knit and weave machines.Week 4End of  class Week 8
3Complete SkirtWeek 14End of class Week 16

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through the Program Coordinator.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.



Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.


Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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