Course code MatZ4017

Credit points 7.50

Sewing Technology and Design

Total Hours in Course200

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes64

Independent study hours120

Date of course confirmation16.01.2019

Responsible UnitInstitute of Mechanics and Design

Course developer

author lect.

Silvija Reihmane

Mg. paed.

Replaced course

MatZB006 [GMTRB006] Sewing Technology and Design

Course abstract

The course is designed to master the basic principles of designing a sewn product: familiarize yourself with constructive modeling, the use of commercial cuts and application to individual products; with types of design, computer software; sewing technology, organization of the production process of the product (sequence), types of product assembly units, artistic decoration of sewn products - design. Practically, students make stitched products.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - understanding of the terminology and stages of the design of a stitched product, the design and constructive modeling, the types of computer programs for design and modeling. Understanding sewing terminology, sewing tools, sewing materials and their quantification, cutting, seam processing elements, organization of product manufacturing process (sequence), types of product assemblies, artistic finishing, design types of presentations - presentations , work cards
Skills - Is able to critically evaluate, recognize and choose the type of design and constructive modeling of a stitched product. Can work with commercial cutter and customize for individual sewing product. Is able to critically evaluate, recognize and select textile materials, work tools, suture processing elements, product assemblies and sewing technology according to model design and practically produce sewed products - laboratories and independent works
Competencies - are able to use constructive modeling and sewing technology in the design of sewed products safely and creatively. Able to exhibit stitched articles in the work view. Able to work with information sources for further education in the production of sewn products - laboratories and independent works, practically made sewn articles

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1. Stages of sewing product design. (lecture)
2. Sewing equipment and accessories: types, operation, care. (lecture, laboratory work) - 4 h
3. Design and constructive modeling. (lecture, laboratory works) - 10 h
4. Design, modeling computer programs. (lecture)
5. Commercial Cut-Offs and their Adaptation to Individual Sewing Products (Lecture, Laboratory Work) - 4 h
6. Terminology of sewing technology. Organization of the process of making a sewn article. (lecture)
7. Sewing materials and their quantification. Cutting. (lecture, laboratory work) - 4 h
8. Elements of Seamstress Processing: Handmade, Machining, Hydrothermal Treatment (Lecture, Laboratory Work) - 5 h
9. Types of skirts, design and manufacturing technology (lecture, laboratory work) - 5 h
10. Types of trousers, design and manufacturing technology (lecture, laboratory work) - 5 h
11. Types of T-clothing, design and manufacturing technology (lecture, laboratory work) - 5 h
12. Types of clothing, design and production technology (lecture, laboratory work) - 15 h
13. Design of a sewn article project - 20 h

Part time extramural studies:

All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

Laboratory works developed and defended
Developed and presented independent works
Developed, presented and defended the project of making a sewn product

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Design ideas for sewn articles - presentation and tablet
Selection and purchase of sewing materials - practical
Basic construction and modeling for individually made sewn articles - practically made cuts
Sequence of production of sewn article - work card,
Sewing of a sewn item - practical
Independent Literature Studies for Advanced Learning on Tissue Production Technology and Design Options

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Laboratory works - credited / not passed
Independent works - credited / not passed
Stitched product - 10 point system according to the set requirements and criteria.

Compulsory reading

1. Holahena L. (2011) Kā izmantot, pielāgot un modelēt apģērba piegrieztnes. Zvaigzne ABC, 144 lpp.
2. Naita L. (2010) Šūšana. Rokasgrāmata. Rīga, Zvaigzne ABC, 256 lpp.
3. Smita E. (2011) Lielā šūšanas grāmata. Rīga, Zvaigzne ABC, 400 lpp.
4. Šūšana. Izsmeļoša šūšanas rokasgrāmata (2005) Madris,168 lpp.
5.Version 9.GRAFIS. Textbook part 1. (2003) Germany, Grafis – Software.
6.Version 9.GRAFIS. Textbook part 2. (2003) Germany, Grafis – Software.

Further reading

1. Dārlinga D. L. (2005) Mode, tērps un veiksme. Rīga, Zvaigzne ABC, 54 lpp.
2. Designer Sewing Techniques. (2006) Laura TS
3. Digest R. (2006) Step – by – Step Sewing Course. Rhoda K.
4. Ebben. (2006) Sew Stylish Easy Sew Ideas for Customizing Clothin. Alice B.
5. Kaledo Style. Technical Fashion design. (b.g.) [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 24.01.2019.] Pieejams:
6. Magele B. (2006) Krāsa + forma = stils. Jumava, 64 lpp.
7. Version 11. GRAFIS. Fashion interactive. (b.g.) [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 24.01.2019.] Pieejams:
8. Version 11. Download of GRAFIS Education version. (b.g.) [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 24.01.2019.] Pieejams:


Compulsory Course in TF Professional Bachelor Study Program "Design and Crafts" Full-time studies - 6th semester, Part-time studies - 8th semester