Course Title: Sew Garments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: NONE7326L

Course Title: Sew Garments

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5166 - Diploma of Textiles Clothing and Footwear

Course Contact : Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9248

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Pam Dunston

Nominal Hours: 100

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

Pre-requisites Production 1, 2, and 3, Pattern Development A, DesignConcepts & Dev A
Co-requisites Pattern Development B, Materials and Fibres B, Design Concepts & Development B

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to assemble and sew complex whole garments from written specifications and/or patterns.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRCL01DA Sew Garments 4


LMTPRCL01DA/01 Prepare work pieces

Performance Criteria:

a. Work bundle is received, checked and any follow up action carried out in accordance with workplace procedures including checking that the bundle matches ticket information, that there are no cutting or fabric faults and that the relevant previous operation(s) has been successfully completed.
b. Work pieces are laid out in sequence in accordance with workplace procedures and specifications.


LMTPRCL01DA/02 Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

a. Work bench and seating are set up according to workplace ergonomic standards.
b. Machines are cleaned and checked in accordance with workplace procedures.
c. Records are kept in accordance with workplace requirements.
d. Machines are set up and adjusted in accordance with workplace procedures and the specifications for the work (eg. correct thread, needle size and length needle guard, tension setting and attachments).
e. Needles, attachments and/or parts are checked and worn needles and/or parts are identified and reported or replaced, in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer's instructions.


LMTPRCL01DA/03 Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

a. The performance of the machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from the inspection of finished pieces, and any action required is taken in accordance with workplace requirements.


LMTPRCL01DA/04 Sew garments

Performance Criteria:

a. Pieces are sewn in accordance with the workplace procedures and requirements for operations.
b. Pieces are sewn in accordance with product requirements and the specified quality standards.
c. Pieces are sewn in accordance with the requirements for personal safety and the requirements for the speed of work.
d. Machine speed and work handling are controlled for the type of operations(s), fabric(s) and product type in accordance with workplace procedures.


LMTPRCL01DA/05 Despatch completed work

Performance Criteria:

a. Sewn pieces are inspected, any faults identified, and appropriate action taken and finished pieces are checked against quality standards.
b. The results of the inspection of finished pieces are recorded in accordance with workplace procedures.
c. Action taken to either reject or correct faulty pieces is recorded in accordance with workplace procedures.
d. Preventative action taken to avoid any recurrence of defective pieces is recorded in accordance with workplace procedures.


LMTPRCL01DA/06 Implement workplace health and safety practices

Performance Criteria:

a. Workplace health and safety policies and procedures are followed in the operation of the machine(s).
Action is taken in accordance with workplace policies and procedures to prevent accidents and to eliminate risks to personal safety.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

1. Trainer assisted use of self-paced learning materials
2. Observation tasks during which learners observe garment assembly processes.
3. Safety procedures and practices: demonstrations and practice in making safe use of materials and equipment.
4. Examination of specification formats and practice in developing assembly plans
5. Machine set-ups including doing adjustments to settings; needle and thread type selection by comparing the characteristic of different fabrics
6. Receiving work-pieces; practice in handling work correctly including participation in a production run such as a Just in Time activity.
7. Doing quality checks: activities in identification of faults by reference to specifications and procedures for correcting faults
8. Giving and receiving relevant information; activities related to record keeping procedures
Garment construction practice relating to sewing operations and techniques for preparing and assembling whole garments according to specifications and timelines.

Teaching Schedule

Unit 1

• Course Introduction
• A4 Folder for notes, 1/5 scale lay plans and samples
• Cutting machine demonstration/electric sheers
• Cut & Bundle gathered yoke skirt
• Assembly plan activity
• Revision: overlocker & speciality machines
• Clean Machines
• Commence assembly of gathered skirt
• Demonstration of hand gather and machine gathering – Video/DVD
• Theory, Quality and inspection
• Pressing theory and practical

Unit 2

• OH&S – 4 including test
• 1/5 scale lay planning activity
• Make fly zip sample using pre cut calico pieces

Unit 3

• Thread & needle types/sizes
• Commence pre-cut pants
• Check Bundles
• Assembly Plan Activity
• Quality Checks

Unit 4

• Commence Princess Line Skirt (Pre-cut)
• Check Bundles
• Assembly Plan Activity
• OH&S Part 5
• Quality Checks

Unit 5
• START T-SHIRT PROJECT – A4 Folder of Notes & Samples
• Stretch fabric theory
• Needle types
• Thread types
• Machine types – Demonstration
• SAMPLES – Overlock & Safety & Mock Safety & Baby Lock
• Differential Feed
• Cover stitch
• Elasticator Sample
• Shoulder Tape
• Binding Sample
• Cut & Assemble Baby Raglan T-shirt

Unit 6

• Assembly Plan Adult T-shirt
• Commence & complete Adult T-shirt
• Quality Check

Unit 7

• Assembly Plan Child’s T-shirt
• Commence & complete pre-cut Child’s T-shirt
• Submit Garments & Assembly Plans and A4 File of Samples for ASSESSMENT
• Presentation & Assessment

The order of units may vary subject to prior notification

Unit 8

• Discuss embellishment – Denim Jacket
• 1/5 scale lay plan activity of jacket
• Assembly Plan Activity
• Revision button & button placement
• Compensating foot
• Start denim Jacket (pre-cut & bundle)
• Jacket Quality Checks

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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. Set-up and carry out work according to safety standards
2. Develop and carry out assembly plans for garments to show an understanding of the stages involved in whole garments assembly
3. Plan, set-up and carry out own work according to given specifications and time-lines
4. Carry out correct garment assembly operations and techniques by constructing a small range of garments, using given materials (including interlinings and fastenings), equipment and different machine types
5. Efficiently produce complex whole garments according to make and quality specifications.
Assessment time-line: Progressive assessments, unit tests, and assessment of completed garments.

Assessment Tasks

Progressive Class Work: each unit includes the following assesment tasks
1/5 scale lay plan
Assembly Plans
Collated and sequenced class work & notes
Sewing Activities.
Unit 1: 20%
Unit 2 & 3: 20%
Unit 4: 20%
Unit 5, 6 & & 7: 20%
Unit 8: 20%

TOTAL - 100%

Assessment Matrix

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