Sports Sewing

Sports Sewing

Published August 20, 2015

Room: Sewing Room / Portable 1B

Miss Kate King

Course Description:

Welcome to Sports Sewing! This class is designed for students to learn clothing construction and care techniques. With successful completion of the class you should be able to mend clothes, properly launder and press clothing; read a pattern, construct quality clothing, operate a sewing machine efficiently, and identify textile characteristics.


There is a $10 lab fee for this class, as well as an additional fee to cover the cost of a few of the projects students will complete and take home You may access the curriculum here:  Students will complete a school supply holder, hoodie, small round gym bag, pj pants, and a few other small projects.   Some details regarding projects are listed in this document; other details and instructions will be given later.

Class Expectations/Rules:

Be a Snow Leopard on the P.R.O.W.L.


  1. Follow directions the first time given
  2. Be respectful of all people, property, and self
  3. Be accountable for your actions
  4. Stay in your seat always, unless give permission to leave
  5. Come to class prepared to learn
  6. Follow all South Jordan Middle School Policies
  7. No gum, food, or beverages in class


Students are expected to show appropriate behavior while in the labs at all times. Students are expected to follow all lab rules, respect equipment within the labs, and clean up after themselves. Failure to do so will result in losing lab privileges. Students will be responsible for broken items due to misconduct. Students will also loose lab privileges if they destroy other student’s projects.



Each student is required to have:

  • Pen or Pencil and Sports Sewing folder and spiral notebook in class daily. Both the folder notebook will be kept in the classroom for the duration of the class.
  • Receipt from Main Office for Lab & Supply Fee, before Friday, February 6th(see below for more details)
  • There are sewing kits you may use in the classroom, OR bring the following items to class, marked with your initials or something identifiable, as soon as possible: pins, pin cushion or magnet, (optional: sewing pattern weights), seam gauge, measuring tape, seam ripper, at least one hand sewing needle, 1 pair of shears. You will keep your supplies in your tote.
  • There is a limited fabric selection available to all students in the class for the PJ pant fabric project.  However, if a student would rather choose his or her own fabric, he or she must consider the following guidelines: 1-2 ¾ yards of woven flannel, gingham, or cotton or cotton blend fabric depending on the size pajama pants you wish to make.   Please do not bring knits and plaids.  View pattern envelope for sizes and fabric yardage or follow the following url:



Fabric Donations:

If you or someone you know has fabric scraps or that you would be glad to donate, we would be happy to accept your donations in the Main Office.  The fabric is made available for student use.

Making up work: Whenever you are absent you will miss something. It is your responsibility to find out what you missed and what you need to do to make up the work. We will be doing a lot of class discussion and group work so it is very important to be in class everyday. Do everything you can so that you don’t have to miss class.


Late work: Late work will always be accepted but for half credit. Talk to me about individual situations to see what arrangements can be made.


State Skills Exam:

Students must be in class to take the State Skills Exam and receive a State Skills Certificate in Clothing I (Sports Sewing) by scoring 80% or above.  The test will be held on January 20, 2016. Students will prepare for the test throughout the semester as well as take a few practice tests before taking the actual exam on the computer.  A student must let me know ahead of time if he or she is going to be gone that day so other arrangements can be made.

Lab & Supply Fee:

Make check out to South Jordan Middle School.

  • Class fee $10
  • Hoodie (everything you will need to construct a hooded sweatshirt) $23.50
  • Small Round Gym Bag $8.35
  • PJ pants pattern $8.95

TOTAL: $50.80

If your student is on Free or Reduced Lunch, he or she does not need to drop the class.  Your student can simply go to the Main Office and ask for the receipt for Sports Sewing.  For any student, please, please do not drop the class if the fee is an issue.  Please talk to the teacher first.

If you have any questions throughout the semester, please feel free to contact me; the best way to reach me is by email. I look forward to working with you this semester!  Thank you!


Miss Kate King





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