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Sewing is our Pathway to Success

The Sewing Labs (TSL) offers certification at many levels of sewing skills with the goal for the student to master skills that they can then put into play to gain self-reliance, self-confidence and financial self-sufficiency.  TSL certification programs are designed to teach each participant detailed skills in sewing and related fields along with practical applications such as hands-on projects to practice and reinforce each skill learned.  TSL also secures site visits to active real workrooms with sewing entrepreneurs and businesses in the Kansas City marketplace so that our students see firsthand what to expect. TSL partners with these businesses to know what jobs and technical sewing skills are needed and expected to secure employment.

We offer the following Certifications:

  • Phase 1 - Basic Skills
  • Phase 2 - Garment Intro
  • Phase 3 - Serger & Knits
  • Phase 4 - Industrial Track
  • Phase 5-  Quilting

See Syllabus for more information.

Certificate Programs consist of 6 - 24 weeks of instruction with required homework.  We are serious to teach in depth skills to assure that you will be ready for all elements of sewing.  So, we expect you to follow up with practice and homework each week to assure that you are learning and building your skills.

Each Certification Phase ends with a required test.  Each test consists of questions & answers as well as sample sewing.  Phase 1 is a pre-requisite for all other Phases but, testing out is available.


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