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As a freshman, I am still fascinated by the idea that I finally get to take classes about fashion and just take the classes I want to take in general. Although I still have plenty of general education classes to accomplish, I am able to mix these in with my major specific courses, like sewing.

This October I started a second half of the semester course called FAS 108: Fundamentals of Sewing Technologies. I have this class twice a week for about an hour and the time flies by during class. I wish this class was twice as long. We start every class with a review of what we had learned previously and other techniques that we need to remember to do the day’s assignment.


We learned the basics of using a machine and sewing a straight lined stitch. We have moved on to doing zig-zag as well as decorative stitching and much more. Having a class of only 7 people, it is really nice because each student can ask as many questions as he/she needs and we each get the attention we need in a class like sewing.

For our final project, we are each making our own pair of pajama pants and I cannot wait to be able to wear something that I made. I am fortunate enough to be able to take the second part of this course required for my major, FAS 200: Apparel Construction, this spring.

If you are in need of a fun elective that also teaches a great life skill, consider taking FAS 108 next spring or fall.




My Spring Break was a week of extreme relaxation, and that is exactly what I needed! I worked every day, at the place where I had my first job. I love it there so much that I would work without pay! When I wasn’t working, I was catching up with some grade school friends and starting my newest hobby of sewing! I do not know what came over me this Spring Break, but I decided that I was going to make myself a skirt! In fact, I made myself two skirts! I used extra fabric and only spent $1.29 on the whole project! I usually do not enjoy those things, because I have little patience. However, sewing was quite relaxing for me, and I plan to continue this new little hobby!


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