Course Title: Sew components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU5381C

Course Title: Sew components

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3198 - Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sharon Koenig:
Claire Nolan:
Pam Dunston:
Dawn Taylor: 
Julie Wood:

Nominal Hours: 50

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

LMTCL2001A Use a sewing machine

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to align and sew components using a range of machines and sewing operation techniques.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2004A Sew components


1. Prepare Components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work bundle is received and checked, and any follow-up action is determined.
1.2 Components are laid out in sequence


2. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OH&S practices.
2.2 Machines are cleaned.
2.3 Records are maintained.
2.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for work.
2.5 Needles, attachments and parts are checked and worn needles and parts
are identified and reported or replaced, according to manufacturer instructions.


3. Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Performance of machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from inspection of finished pieces.
3.2 Required action taken to address poor performance


4. Sew components

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Components are sewn according to requirements for operations.
4.2 Components are sewn according to quality standards.
4.3 Components are sewn according to requirements for speed of work.
4.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled for type of operations,
fabrics and product type.
4.5 OH&S practices are followed in operation of machine.
4.6 Action is taken according to OH&S practices to prevent accidents and to eliminate risks to personal safety.


5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Sewn components are inspected, any faults identified and appropriate action taken and finished pieces are checked against quality standards.
5.2 Results of inspection of finished components are recorded.
5.3 Action taken to either reject or correct faulty components is recorded.
5.4 Preventative action taken to avoid recurrence of defective pieces is recorded.
5.5 Production records or packing slips are completed.
5.6 Completed work is directed to next operation or packing section.

Learning Outcomes

Sewing machine operations
Introduction to Speciality sewing machines and how/when they are used in sewing processes
Garment construction
Relevant Safety Procedures
Application of Quality Standards

The course is integrated with LMTGN2001A Follow Defined OH&S Policies and Procedures & LMTCL2001Use a sewing machine to form a cluster called Production

Details of Learning Activities

Students will develop skills and acquire knowledge in the areas of:

Sewing machine and overlocking operations
Speciality sewing machines
Garment construction
Relevant Safety Procedures
Application of Quality Standards

The course is integrated with LMTCL2001B Use a Sewing Machine & LMTGN2001B Follow Defined OH&S Policies and Procedures to form a cluster called Production

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-3: Introduction to Production area and machinery.
Weeks 2-8: Straight Sewing Machine Activities.
Weeks 3-8: Overlock Machine Activities.
Weeks 6-8: Simple garment construction.
Weeks 9-17: Sampler construction activities
Weeks 11-13: Intermediate garment construction and sewing activities
Weeks 14-17: Complex garment construction and sewing activities

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Sewing for the Apparel Industry By Claire Shaeffer

Other Resources

Essential items students need to bring to all classes:

Closed toe shoes
All sewing machine equipment
Fabric scissors

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Follow correct Occupational Health and Safety procedures by setting up and doing work according to safety standards
2. Thread, adjust, test and safely operate at least 4 different machine types and an overlock machine to produce test and specified work-pieces according to specifications and quality standards
3. Efficiently position and construct garment pieces according to given samples and quality standards.
4. Explain how various sewing processes could de used for different situations (by means of oral or written test and practical activities).
5. Investigate and report on the causes of faults by completing appropriate report work

Assessment Tasks

In class activities and Completed Sample File 1: 25%
Garment 1: 20%
In class activities and Completed Sample File 2: 15%
Garment 2: 20%
Garment 3: 20%
TOTAL 100%
Quality Standards must be met for the Samplers and Presentation of the A4 File.
You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

Assessment Matrix

 In class activities and completed Sample File1 25%Garment 1
In class activities and completed Sample File 2
Garment 2
Garment 3
1. Prepare ComponentsXXXXX
2. Prepare workstation XXXX
3. Identify poor machine performanceX X  
4. Sew componentsXXXXX
5. Complete workXXXXX

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