Textiles is a hands-on skill-based course offered to students from Grades 10-12 at Notre Dame. Textiles 10 is a one-term course that allows students to develop beginner sewing skills such as learning how to properly use a sewing machine. Textiles 11 and 12 is a full-year course in which students are able to continue the skills learned previously in Grade 10.
They learn more advanced and challenging skills to create more intricate projects and designs independently. Some of these projects include boxer shorts, hoodies, half-zipped jackets, aprons, skirts, fully-lined coats, and lined dresses.
In this class, students discuss topics such as discovering the latest fashion trends, styling and coordinating wardrobes, upcycling denim, and the inner workings of the fashion industry.