In addition to our certificate, diploma and degree programs, the Wilson School of Design provides relevant, quality educational programming for a variety of learners. Our courses are taught by our qualified faculty and industry professionals. We offer a range of courses, workshops, seminars and programs of study to help you achieve your goals.
Introduction to Sewing
(Sewing Woven Shirts)
Jan 9th - Mar 13th, 2021
(2.5 hours x 10 weeks)
This course is for beginner and novice makers, no previous experience is required!
This online course, taking place between January and April, covers foundational sewing knowledge including how to purchase fabrics and how to work with PDF sewing patterns. Lessons are a blend of pre-recorded video, multimedia, and optional face-to-face online discussion and check-ins. Throughout this course you will be constructing a unisex long-sleeve button-up utility shirt. Course content explores working with woven fabrics, and sewing collars, collar stands, button plackets, pockets, setting in sleeves and sleeve cuffs. All of the online video demonstration tutorials include clear directions and trouble-shooting tips. With this self-paced format, students should expect to spend between two to four hours per week on course content and project work, on a total of 10 topics.
To be successful in this course you will need:
- Access to your own sewing machine (at home domestic sewing machine or straight stitch industrial sewing machine will work)
- Fabrics & Supplies to sew your shirt (a supply list will be available for you in the course)
- Access to a printer to print off the PDF pattern and instructions
Canada by Design
May - Aug, 2021
An Exploration of Canadian Fashion, Apparel and Textiles
The Canadian apparel industry is diverse with each province, city, and community having its own distinct feel. In Canada by Design we will investigate the diversity of design in Canada with a fashion, apparel and textile focus. Through readings, guest speakers, and inquiry we will uncover how the Canadian apparel industry and its many companies, entrepreneurs and artisans thrive. Course activities are designed to broaden your understanding of the Canadian design industry in exciting and creative ways.
This course will next be offered in Summer 2021 in a self-paced format.
Thank you for your interest! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com