Topic Name Description
Topic 1 Page Introduction
Page Glossary of sewing terms
Page References
Topic 2 Page Introduction
Page Classification of tools used in clothing construction
Page Measuring tools
Page Measuring tape
Page Ruler or Yard Stick
Page L -square or Tailor’s Square
Page Hem marker/skirt marker
Page Gauge
Page Marking tools
Page Tailor’s chalk
Page Marking Pencil
Page Tracing Wheel
Page Dress Maker’s Carbon Paper
Page Cuttingtools
Page Shears
Page Dress making shears
Page Bent-handle shears
Page Electric shears
Page Pinking shears
Page Serrated blade shears
Page Scissors
Page Rotary cutter
Page Fitting tools
Page Sewing tools
Page Needle
Page Hand sewing needles
Page Machine sewing needles
Page Sewing threads
Page Sewing aids
Page Finishing/ pressing tools
Page Iron
Page Iron board
Page Sleeve board
Page Point presser and pounding block
Page Seam roll
Page Tailor’s ham
Page Pressing mitt
Page Clapper
Page Press cloth
Page General Tools
Page Criteria for selection of sewing equipment, use and care of the tools
Page References
Topic 3 Page Introduction
Page Types of sewing machines
Page Hand operated sewing machine
Page Treadle sewing machine
Page Electric sewing machine
Page Embroidery sewing machines
Page Parts of a sewing machine and their function
Page Operation of the machine
Page Selection of thread and needle, changing needle
Page Upper and lower threading
Page Drawing the bobbin thread
Page Fastening the thread ends
Page Adjustment
Page Testing the tension of threads
Page Stitch Length
Page Pressure of the presser foot
Page Care of sewing machine
Page References
Topic 4 Page General repairs
Page Machine trouble causes and remedies
Page Tangled thread at the beginning
Page Skipped Stitches
Page Upper Thread Breaking
Page Lower Thread Breaking
Page Fabric Puckering
Page Needle Breaking
Page Looped Stitches
Page Uneven Stitch Length
Page Material not feeding correctly
Page Machine running heavily
Page Damage to fabric
Page Puckering on both layers of fabric
Page Puckering on under layer only
Page References
Topic 5 Page Introduction
Page Classification of hand stitches
Page Temporary hand stitches
Page Even Basting
Page Uneven Basting
Page Diagonal Basting
Page Slip Basting
Page Pin Basting
Page General guide lines for basting
Page Permanent stitches
Page Running stitch
Page Back stitch
Page Run and Back/Combination Stitch
Page Hemming
Page Slip Stitching
Page Over handing
Page Whipping
Page Decorative stitches
Page Buttonhole stitch
Page Blanket stitch
Page Herringbone Stitch
Page Smocking
Page Applique
Page Embroidery
Page References
Topic 6 Page Introduction
Page Preparation of fabric for cutting
Page Preshrinking
Page Preshrinking for washable fabrics
Page Preshrinking for non washable fabrics
Page Straightening of fabric grain
Page Checking the grain in woven fabrics
Page Methods of straightening woven fabrics
Page Grain and its importance in clothing construction
Page References
Topic 7 Page Introduction
Page Methods of pattern making
Page Drafting
Page Flat pattern method
Page Draping
Page Transferring pattern markings from paper
Page Stay stitching
Page Ease stitching
Page References
Topic 8 Page Introduction
Page General considerations
Page Selection of seams for various garments
Page Classification of seams
Page Plain seam
Page Self finished seams
Page Special or decorative seams
Page Hints on stitching and finishing seams
Page Standards of a well-constructed seam should be
Page Seam Finishes
Page Types of seam finishes
Page Suitability for different fabrics
Page References
Topic 9 Page Introduction
Page Reasons for introducing fullness
Page Types of fullness
Page Darts
Page Straight dart
Page A double pointed straight dart (Couture dart)
Page Standards of a dart
Page General rules for stitching a dart
Page Tucks
Page Pin tucks
Page Plain/Wide tucks
Page Corded or piped tucks
Page Shell tucks
Page Criss Crossed tucks
Page Calculating fabric quantities for tucks
Page Pleats
Page Knife or side pleat
Page Box pleat
Page Inverted box pleat
Page Kick pleats
Page Accordion Pleats
Page Gathers
Page Hand Gathers
Page Machine Gathers
Page Shirring
Page Thread shirrs – Hand and machine
Page Elasticized Shirrs
Page Ruffles and frills
Page Gores
Page Godets
Page Flares
Page References
Topic 10 Page Introduction
Page Neckline finishes
Page Choice of a neckline
Page How to cut bias
Page Marking the bias
Page Joining bias
Page Importance and uses of bias
Page Binding
Page Facings
Page Fitted or Shaped facings
Page Difference between facings and bindings
Page Placket openings
Page Standards of a placket
Page Classification
Page Inconspicuous plackets
Page Continuous Bound placket
Page Bound and faced placket or two piece placket
Page Faced placket
Page Conspicuous plackets
Page References
Topic 11 Page Introduction
Page General considerations
Page Standards for choice of and construction and fasteners
Page Types of fasteners
Page Buttons
Page Zipper
Page Snaps
Page Hook and Eye
Page Hook and Loop tape
Page Positioning Of Button And Buttonholes
Page Selection of various fasteners for various placket openings
Page Importance Of Lapping
Page Hems
Page General considerations
Page Standards for a well finished hem
Page Marking the hemline
Page Securing the hem
Page Hem depth
Page Types of hemline finishes and suitability for various fabrics/garments
Page Stitched and turned hem
Page Seam binding finish
Page Catch Stitched hem
Page Narrow machine stitched hem
Page Rolled or whipped hem
Page Shell edged hem
Page Hem for circular & flared skirts
Page Hem facing
Page References
Topic 12 Page Introduction
Page Rules to remember in pattern layout
Page Precautions to be taken while cutting
Page Common methods of folding the cloth for laying
Page Special Layouts
Page Stripes
Page Plaids or checks
Page Napped / pile / one way prints / fur / satin
Page Border prints
Page References
Topic 13 Page Introduction
Page Factors affecting the choice of clothes for children
Page References
Topic 14 Page Introduction
Page Key points for selection of infants clothing
Page Purchasing the layette
Page Infant’s layette in detail
Page Night gowns or wrappers
Page Shirt/jabla
Page Diaper and diaper cover
Page Sweater/sacque/hood
Page Bonnet or cap
Page Booties / shoes
Page Mittens
Page Bib
Page References
Topic 15 Page Introduction
Page Desirable features in toddler’s clothes
Page A toddler’s clothing / wardrobe should include
Page Overalls, creepers and sun suits
Page Training pants
Page Shirts and blouses
Page Dresses and slips, Suits
Page Night wear
Page Shoes and socks
Page Clothing requirements for the preschool child
Page Factors To Be Considered While Selecting Preschool Children’s Clothing
Page Fabrics
Page Comfort
Page Safety
Page Self help
Page Room for growth
Page Easy of care
Page Decoration
Page Wardrobe of pre-schooler
Page References