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Teaching Apparel Production

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Sheri Deaton, University of Arkansas

Copyright Year: 2023

Publisher: University of Arkansas

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Unit 1: Understanding Yourself and Your Students 
  • Unit 2: Getting Prepared
  • Unit 3: Pattern Instruction Sheet, Cutting, and Marking
  • Unit 4: Sewing Supplies and Pressing Equipment
  • Unit 5: Hand Sewing
  • Unit 6: Fasteners
  • Unit 7: Seams
  • Unit 8: Apparel Construction
  • Unit 9: Finishing Touches
  • Unit 10: Sample Projects
  • Unit 11: Resources
  • Author Biography

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About the Book

This text was written to provide students and teacher candidates with an introductory understanding of the skills associated with teaching apparel production. The book is broken into units and chapters that focus on essential skills for constructing garments and, more specifically, teaching others how to construct apparel and apparel-related products.

Readers are invited to explore this text in any order, as it is not necessary to read each unit or chapter in sequence. Embedded within each chapter are key concepts related to the topic, pedagogical tips and tricks, a variety of resources, and references

About the Contributors


Dr. Sheri Deaton is a Career and Technical Education instructor in the College of Education and Health professions at the University of Arkansas. She achieved National Board Certification in 2011 and has over 20 years of experience including teaching middle school, high school, and collegiate-level courses.

Deaton instructs, mentors, and supervises Career and Technical Education teacher candidates while providing content courses for Family and Consumer Science Education students. Deaton enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, exercising, sewing, and cooking in her free time.

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