LCHS Family and Consumer Sciences

    Apparel & Textile Production II

    Mrs. Lisa Harrington

    School Phone:  919-776-7541, ext. 2552

    Email: lharrington.ls@lee.k12.nc.us

    This Apparel and Textile Production II course builds upon the basic skills students acquired in Apparel and Textile Production I.  More focus is placed on product development, technical design as well as product construction.  It is the goal for students to explore the concepts of global production, manufacturing and marketing in order to have the skills to become an entrepreneur.  Students will have an opportunity to research careers in apparel and textile fields.  In addition, students will assist in the operation of our school-based enterprise “Sew It Seams”. Skills in mathematics, communication and science are reinforced. Students should note that the exam for Apparel & Textile Production II is a required state exam. 

    Grading Scale                                                                        

    MAJOR grades (Large sewing projects, Tests, Notebook checks) 40%     

    MINOR grades (Small sewing projects, Classwork, Quizzes) 60%                             

    Final Course Grade

    1st Quarter           40% of final grade Final Exam 20% of final grade   2nd Quarter 40% of final grade


    Interactive Notebook

    Students will be responsible for keeping all class handouts and assignments in an interactive notebook.  A composition notebook and one gluestick will be provided for each student.  We will organize the notebook in class with class notes, assignments, quizzes, foldables, pictures, etc…  It is essential that each student has his/her organized notebook each day in class.  A lost notebook is the student’s responsibility to replace.  It is also their responsibility to replace all work that was in the missing notebook.  The teacher’s notebook will be available for students to reference if they are absent or need help organizing their notebook.  Notebooks will be graded 2-3 times each quarter. 

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Respect yourself, your classmates, and your classroom.
    2. Follow LCHS and Mrs. Harrington’s classroom cell phone zone policies.  (see below)
    3. Be responsible for your learning.
    4. Listen to and follow directions.
    5. Be on time and enter the classroom quietly.
    6. Have all necessary materials and sewing supplies in class. 
    7. DO NOT damage sewing machines or sewing equipment!
    8. DO NOT take other students’ sewing supplies!


    1. Warning and/or individual conference after class
    2. Parent contact
    3. Discipline referral

    Cell Phone/Electronic Devices

    Students will follow the cell phone zone policy as listed below:

    • RED zone -  during quizzes, tests, guest speakers and presentations/notes/directions
    • GREEN zone - cell phone use with one earbud while completing independent classwork or while sewing as long as volume is low enough for no one else to hear and cell phone is not visible

    Students may have cell phones visible the first 5 minutes of class and the last 5 minutes of class.

    The teacher may change the class cell phone zone policy at any time if problems result from students failing to follow rules or if safety becomes an issue.

    Missing Assignments

    Students will have 3 school days to turn in any missing work resulting from an absence. After the 3 days, the student will still be able to turn in the assignments with  5 points deducted daily.   It is the responsibility of the student to ask for the missed assignments.  Students missing sewing labs will need to arrange to stay after school to make up missed projects requiring use of a sewing machine.  If a student was present in class but did not turn in an assignment, he/she also has 3 school days to turn in the missing assignment with 5 points deducted for each day of lateness. 


    Assignments with grades below a 70

    If a student scores below a 70 on an assignment, he/she will be allowed an opportunity to complete a new similar assignment for a chance to improve his/her grade.  The students must have completed all of the required work related to the assignment first. The two assignment grades will be averaged together.  In some instances, the assignment may just be corrected in which  case the student will receive half credit for corrected questions.  



    Students will be marked tardy if they are not in the classroom before the tardy bell rings.  A note from a teacher or other school employee is required if the student was detained.  If a student accumulates 3 tardies, a parent will be contacted.  If a 5th tardy occurs, the student will be assigned one day of After-School Detention (ASD) for 45 minutes. The classroom teacher will make this assignment.  If a student arrives more than 15 minutes late to class without a note, he/she is considered to be skipping class and a discipline referral will be completed. 

    Sewing Projects & Supplies

    Students will be making several sewing projects and 1-2 large sewing projects.  Each student will be assigned the use of a classroom sewing machine, sewing tools and a personal sewing storage tray.

    The teacher will provide most of the supplies (fabric, buttons, snaps, Velcro, etc…) for the small sewing projects.  Students will need to purchase some supplies on their own for their projects.  Students will prepare a shopping list in class for the items they need to purchase.  Anticipate students spending around $15.   Patterns will be ordered by the teacher and cost $1 each.


    The following is a list of class and sewing supplies that need to be purchased by September 20th:

    • Large glue stick (students will receive one small glue stick from the teacher)
    • 2 or 3 fat quarters  OR  two ½ yard cuts of fabric (minimum)
    • One package of ball head pins  
    • Large spool of all-purpose thread to match fabric

    Just a word about thread:  You need to buy a  good quality thread such as Coats & Clark or the Hobby Lobby brand.  DO NOT buy thread from Roses, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, or any other discount store.  It is cheap and will not work well when used in a sewing machine.  DO NOT buy tiny spools of thread! DO NOT use old thread!  Thread becomes dry and brittle with age.  Also, there are many types of thread in the store.  You need all-purpose thread. Read the label!  Do not buy button thread, upholstery thread, machine quilting thread, hand quilting thread, or embroidery (shiny) thread!!!!