School of Extended Studies



Fashion: Introduction to Sewing Techniques

For beginner sewers looking to learn the finer details of garment sewing.ıStudents will start with a simple project to become comfortable with the sewing machine and working with fabric. We will go on to learn and sample garment construction components such as, seam finishes, pockets, darts, zipper application, button holes and hemming. Students will then apply these techniques through completing a simple garment of their choice. Please bring to the first class, 1 meter medium weight unbleached cotton and a beginner commercial pattern that includes 2 or more of the following components: pockets, darts, sleeves, zipper, button holes.ıFabric and notions for commercial pattern should be purchased after consultation in the first class.ıSome supplies will be provided. For safety, students must wear close-toed/heeled shoes. Competent knowledge of sewing and access to a home machine is an asset.ııClass limit is 12.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: September 18 2017

Course Code: ESTX-0124   [Course is Full]

Instructor: Elliot Mussett

Site: S301, 5163 Duke Street

Date / Time:   Sep 25 - Nov 20, M 6:00pm-9:00pm 17/09/25 for 7wks (no class Oct 9 and Nov 13)   (7 sessions)

Tuition: $ 275.00 + HST

Quilted Projects

Exercise your creativity while gaining basic skills of quilt construction. This class will take you through the process of designing and making a small quilt or wall hanging from start to finish. Students will learn an assortment of basic piecing and applique techniques before then being taken through the process of designing and assembling their own quilt top, basting, machine quilting and binding. Some previous sewing knowledge and experience with a sewing machine is an asset. Class limit is 12.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: September 20 2017

Course Code: ESTX-0148   [Register Now]

Instructor: Linnet Finley

Site: S301, 5163 Duke Street

Date / Time:   Sep 27 - Nov 08, W 6:00pm-9:00pm 17/09/27 for 7wks   (7 sessions)

Tuition: $ 275 + HST

NEW Indigo Magic

Indigo dye is breathtaking – experience the magic as the fabric changes from lime green to indigo blue before your eyes. Shibori is the ancient Japanese form of dyeing that revolves around different ways of binding and folding fabric to create different patterns (also known as tie dye), and is most commonly practiced with indigo. In this five week course we will make a variety of shibori samples exploring the different variety of patterns. The fabric samples are large enough to be used as Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) which are both beautiful and functional. They can be used for a lunch bag alternative, a eco-wrapping technique, or scarf or garment. Often fabrics created are incorporated into quilting and sewing projects.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: September 18 2017

Course Code: ESTX-0149   [Register Now]

Instructor: Kate Ward

Site: P204, 1107 Marginal Road

Date / Time:   Sep 25 - Oct 30, M 6:30pm-9:30pm 17/09/25 for 5wks (no class Oct 9))   (5 sessions)

Tuition: $ 195 + HST

Contact us:
T 902 494-8185

Mailing Address:
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 3J6

Office Address:
5163 Duke Street
4th Floor, Student Accounts
Halifax, NS

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4pm