Sewing Classes in Denver with Program and School Descriptions

Oct 01, 2018

There's only one school within 15 miles of downtown Denver, Colorado, that offers sewing classes. Read an overview of the school's programs, requirements and admission info to find out whether it's right for you.

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Denver, CO, Schools with Sewing Classes

Denver sewing enthusiasts can find programs at the technical college described below. Along with a summary of the program options and learning outcomes, you can check out a table with essential school information, such as the cost of attendance.

  • Students who are looking for courses in sewing can study at Emily Griffith Technical College, which offers an upholstery program. This school is less than one mile from downtown Denver.

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As noted in the table below, this school has an open admissions policy for degree-seeking students. The table also includes information about program costs, the percentage of first-time students who return after one year and graduation rates.

Emily Griffith Technical College
School Type < 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 4,327*
Campus Setting Large city
Tuition & Fees (2017) $179-379 per course**
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017) 37%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A - Open admissions policy
Retention Rate (2017) 87% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014-2015) 82%*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Emily Griffith Technical College.

Emily Griffith Technical College

Emily Griffith Technical College provides more than 24 career-training programs in subjects that cover health sciences, design, business and technology. Classes are available in the mornings, evenings and on the weekends. There are also apprenticeship and job training opportunities for students who want to transition into entry-level careers upon completing their degrees. The school offers sewing-related courses focused on upholstery via its Continuing Education Division.

Basic Upholstery Techniques Course

This is a non-credit introductory class that teaches the basics of the upholstery industry. It's appropriate for both beginners and intermediate students. Students will learn about industry practices, sewing materials and safety techniques. Pattern work will also be be explored.

Furniture Upholstery Course

The course furthers students' understanding of the fundamentals of upholstery work, covering different upholstery methods and the construction of various pieces of furniture. Students learn about sewing and tacking for projects like upholstering armchairs, as well as layouts and patterns. Tools and fabric are provided for student use.

Furniture Upholstery Open Lab

This is a lab course that grants students access to tools and equipment for their furniture upholstery projects. The lab is under professional supervision, though the supervision is minimal, so students should be prepared to work independently.

Cushion Sewing Course

Different types of pillows and cushions are covered in this course, such as throw pillows, welt pillows, bull-nose pillows and compound cushions. Students will learn how to construct these items and also study some of the finer points of cushion creation, such as how to sew various corners and zipper pleats. Some prior sewing experience is recommended for this course.

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