Course Title: Perform industrial sewing on textile products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GRAP5215C

Course Title: Perform industrial sewing on textile products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 992 59201

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sandra Benson

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

No Prerequisites

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to perform industrial sewing on textile products.

The unit applies to sewing work using an industrial sewing machine.
Sewing operations may be performed to repair or finish textile products using a single machine on a limited range of fabrics and textile products.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2012B Perform industrial sewing on textile products


1 Prepare work

Performance Criteria:

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


2 Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

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


3 Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The performance of the machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from the inspection of finished work and required action taken.


4 Sew textile product

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Sewing is conducted according to requirements for operations.
4.2 Quality standards are met.
4.3 Sewing is conducted according to OH&S practices and the requirements for the speed of work.
4.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled for the type of operations, fabrics and product type.


5 Complete work

Performance Criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

This course is a workshop based course. Students will undetake a number of technical exercises that enable them to perform industrial sewing.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a simulated work environment

Demonstrates skills and knowledge to:
• check work against job specifications and workplace practices
• prepare workstation and work before commencing sewing operations
• apply sewing techniques
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records

Teaching Schedule



Week 1

Discuss Student Learning Guides

Equipment List;
Discussion : suitable product development for Open Day 12th August
Lock Stitch Sewing Machine Operation
Thread machine
Insert/Remove needle and foot. Set up and wind bobbin
Threading and inserting the bobbin case

Introduction to OH&S Blackboard
Revise Basic Machine Safety and Safety signs.
Set up of OH&S class representative schedule
Revise parts of the machine & threading Needle Test
Demonstration /discussion tension and stitch length adjustments.
Machine Cleaning – Notes and activity
Students to test own machine and make own sample of correct tension/stitch length before proceeding. SAMPLERS (PRE-CUT)                                                       

• Task 1: Marking and sewing long band (without thread)

• Task 2: Endless band (½ foot and foot width sewing) with thread x1

• Task 3: Endless band (stopping on a line with 5mm back tack) with thread x1

  • OH&S Revision on Blackboard     Test                                                                         
Week 2                  • Task 4: Vilene Lines (sew /clip/ turn) x2
• Task 5: Unmarked lines (sew /clip/ turn / sew on a calico square) with thread x2
Demonstration of the Overlock machine and threading to small group whilst others continue tasks above.
• Task 6
Students working in pairs threading and testing Overlocking stitch
Make samples of right & wrong side of Overlocking stitch
Overlock Square x2
Overlock chaining (both sides and clip) x2
• Task 7
Joining stitch (using narrow/short band) x2
Straight seam open (using narrow/short band) x2
Straight seam closed (using narrow/short band) x2
(all seams 1cm seam allowance and overlock neatened)
OHS Test
Week 3 OH&S
Introduction to basic use of pressing equipment – (for open and closed seams)
Pressing notes.
  • • Task 8 French Seams, Top stitch (foot width) and edge stitch combined x2
  • • Invisible Zip x2, Single Welt Zip x2
Week 4

Task 9
Make-up bags
Introduction and safe use of Chain Stitch Buttonhole machine
Introduction to Button Sew machine
Samplers (vertical/horizontal buttonholes) X 2
2 & 4 hole buttons

Week 5

• Task 10
Making products for Open Day

Week 6
Theory: Introduction To Assembly Plan
Making products for Open Day
 No Scheduled classes till week 9 .    Please check dates 

Week 9

Task 11
Prototype of product in calico

Week 10 Prototype of product in calico
Week 11-16 • Task 12

Prototype in final fabric
Quality Checklist
Finish Press & Package
Week 17  



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be required to bring the following equipment.
Tape measure
Dressmakers pins
Scissors - sharp good quality for fabric
Specific coloured machine thread to match project work
Quick unpick
Folder / notebook

Overview of Assessment



You will undertake a range of practical tasks which will enable  you to  demonstrate your ability to use and industrial sewing machine

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.
Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.
Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher. 

All work must be submitted by the due date.

Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Assessment Tasks

Details of Assessments tasks will be provided in class session

Completed sewing samples - Sewing and construction must be completed tot he highest possible standard

Open day Products  -  40%

Final    Product    60%

5 X Mini test  OHS                                   Competent or Not Yet Competent

Each test must be completed sucessfully to gain competency

Assessment Matrix

 Technical file /samplesObservational ChecklistProject
1 Prepare workxxx
2 Prepare workstationxxx
3 Identify poor machine performancexxx
4 Sew textile productx xx
5 Complete workx x

Other Information

It is an OHS requirement that students must wear flat fully covered shoes in the workshops.


Long hair should be tied back and Jewelley that could pose a possible hazard must be removed.

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