Courses & Syllabuses

ABOUT THE SYLLABUS

Shown below is a several-page, complete and detailed course syllabus for TheQEffectz Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Class. These courses will be spread out for a period of three and four months respectively. The syllabus is a section-by-section explanation, including comments based on use of this format over a period. Because this syllabus should be distributed and reviewed with tutors and students alike, tutors would have been presented with this syllabus before the commencement of training, while students will receive a copy immediately after registration and approval via mail.

The syllabus here reflects TheQEffectz’s philosophy and teaching expertise, which a syllabus should reflect. Other tutors may have very different ideas about the course structures and policies, however these ideas will be geared towards the attainment of the various courses. The syllabus is posted here principally to represent an Internet Syllabus format. Because online tutors do not meet students in a classroom and discuss syllabi face-to-face with students, this syllabus would therefore need to be longer than regular classroom equivalents. And so, TheQEffectz therefore urges its tutors to devote the entire first online class to the syllabus so as, to get the students acquainted.

ABOUT THE COURSES

TheQEffectz Online classes contain several courses which by design specifically accommodates different learning styles by involving a variety of components, including text, a wealth of photos, illustrations and drawings, video clips, self-check quizzes, assignments, reference lists, online discussion and projects. Since you are probably used to learning as prescribed or required by a classroom teacher, and not used to designing your own learning strategy, it might take a little time for to adjust and to settle into a comfortable routine. I think you’ll find that as you figure out on your own (and with the help of the assignments, tests and quizzes) how to learn the materials, everything will fall into place.

Online learning, you will find, is quite different from classroom learning. It requires different attitudes, responsibilities and communications skills. To help you prepare for this different learning environment (for most students), you might want to check out your "Student Guide" immediately after registration and approval to learn how to navigate our platform, how to update your profile and what your responsibilities are as a student.

E-BOOKS AND REQUIRED SUPPLIES:

  1. Visit The Sewing Resources’ page to view all books, e-patterns and videos, relevant to this class. They are made available for free or for sale. Please download and study.
  2. Supplies (all sewing, fashioning designing and pattern-making tools listed in the various courses) are needed during class. Click here to purchase them from our shop.
  3. Good internet connection: As a student, you’ll need a good internet connection to participate in our classes, download or view our lessons.

CONTACTING THE TUTOR: Because this course is so versatile, we have a number of tutors assigned to each courses. Click here to see who they are and how to contact them. However one-on-one tutoring is opened only to students in the Advanced class.

CONTACTING CLASSMATES: Via our platform, you can interact with other class mates. At the front-page menu, you’ll find page option titled “Meet Others”. Place your mouse pointer on it, and a drop-down menu with the options: "Meet your tutors" and "Meet Classmates" will appear. Click on "Meet Classmates". This page contains the names and contact details of everyone in the class. If you want your picture, and biographical information to be available to other students, simply include them on your profile page

COURSE ACTIVITIES:

  • READING

Most of the required reading will be reading of materials posted in each class. Reading additional e-books is recommended for every topic studied. The material presented by the tutor will seldom duplicate what is presented on these available e-books, so these books will be used as add-ons to complement the online class materials. The suggested books will be listed after each class. It is therefore best that you read and practicalize the contents of the suggested books before or after the dates of study proffered by the tutor.

To be able to read any of these e-books (after download) from your mobile devices, laptops or pcs, you will need an PDF, EPUB or DOC. Reader. Download them if you do not already have these applications installed on the above-mentioned devices.

Videos clips and Online video tutorials are incorporated into the Advanced online courses. To view these clips or video tutorials, you will need a flash player and video player. Download them if you do not already have these applications installed on the above-mentioned devices.

  • ASSIGNMENTS & TESTS

Ungraded assignments for testing yourself on class explanations and other activities will be available at the end of every class. Answers and explanations will be proffered the next day in class by the tutor. Tests will however be prepared at the tutor’s discretion, date and time. Such tests will be made available as in-class quizzes or as assignments. These quizzes/assignments will thus give you a good idea about how well you are learning the courses. These tests will be in the form of self-check quizzes of multiple choice answers. In the place of more practical quizzes, students will be expected to prepare projects, make a short video of how they were done and mail them to their tutors.

  • FINAL EXAMS: These questions will be prepared towards the end of the session by the various tutors. Also, in the form of practical’s, the students will be expected to submit their works (which could be in the form of photos or videos) to be graded by tutors.
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PATTERN-MAKING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Patternmaking course for beginners is a four-unit course that requires 30 minutes to 1 hour of in-class work, and maybe one more hour outside of class on study and other activities each over the 12 weeks semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to eight hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of how fabrics are cut and also pinpoints the most basic aspects of pattern drafting or making. Because of how relevant this aspect of sewing is, we will be looking at each topic in a spread of a week per one topic.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To acquaint students with the basic terminologies of pattern-drafting and making
  2. To acquaint freshers with the common basic pattern making methods and tools and how to use them
  3. To acquaint students with various patternmaking projects, in order to develop their confidence and trust in using patterns both personally and commercially.
  4. To familiarize students with other alternative ways of making patterns.

GRADE POINT: 35%

SEWING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Sewing course for beginners is a seven-unit course that requires 1 hour to 5 hours of in-class work, and maybe five hours outside of class on study and other activities each over, the 12 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 15 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of how fabrics are joined together to create various styles. It also pinpoints the most basic aspects of sewing or fashion designing. Because of how relevant this aspect of training is, we will spend much time on the various topics than others, on an average of about one week per topic.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To acquaint students with the basic terminologies of sewing and fashion designing
  2. To acquaint beginners with the common sewing methods and tools and their uses.
  3. To acquaint students with the various basic sewing projects.
  4. To familiarize students with creative ways of designing and creating new styles.

GRADE POINT: 50%

DIY COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Sewing course for beginners is a two-unit course that requires 5 minutes to 30 minutes of in-class work and maybe one more hour out of class study and other activities, each over the 12 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 30 minutes a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the creative way of refurbishing, recycling and renovating of clothing items and its accessories. It also illustrates the various do-it-yourself projects. Because of how important this aspect of sewing is, we will indulge in projects as they come.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To introduce the ideals of DIYS.
  2. To acquaint freshers with the common DIY practices and tutorials
  3. To acquaint students with basic DIY projects that could help in clothes cycling and modification.
  4. To equip students with more creative ideas and concepts

GRADE POINTS: 15%

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PATTERN-MAKING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Patternmaking course for intermediates is a three-unit course that requires 30 minutes to 1 hour of in-class work, and maybe one more hour outside class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to eight hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of how fabrics are cut and also elaborates the most challenging projects as they come. Because of how relevant this aspect of sewing is, we will be looking at each topic in a spread of a week per one topic.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To enlighten students of other high-grade pattern-making techniques that are not be easily susceptible to beginners.
  2. To introduce other pattern-making methods relevant to the field of study
  3. To engage students in more tasking patternmaking projects
  4. To introduce e-pattern making commercially
  5. To teach students how to sew for clients
  6. To educate students on how to engage the act of sewing for professional purposes

GRADE POINT: 25%

SEWING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Sewing course for intermediates is a three-unit course that requires 1 hour to 5 hours of in-class work, and maybe five hours outside class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 15 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of how fabrics are joined together to create various styles. It elaborates more crucial and challenging ways of making clothes personally and commercially. Because of how relevant this aspect of training is, we will spend much time on the various topics than others, on an average of about one week per two topics.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To acquaint students with more complicated methods of sewing
  2. To acquaint intermediates with the other relevant sewing tools, ideas and concepts
  3. To challenge students with more detailed sewing projects that are not easily susceptible to beginners.
  4. To expand the minds of students to be more creative
  5. To introduce students to the standard requirements needed to sew commercially
  6. To engage students in several sewing ventures and prospects

GRADE POINT: 35%

CRAFTS(KNITTING & CROCHETING) COURSE

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Crafts (knitting & Crocheting) course for intermediates is a two-unit course that requires 1 hour to 4 hours of in-class work and maybe one more hour out of class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 2 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the creative way of knitting clothing items and other accessories. It also illustrates the various craft projects. Because of how important this aspect of sewing is, we will indulge in projects as they come.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To introduce knitting and crocheting.
  2. To acquaint the intermediates with the common knitting practices and techniques.
  3. To acquaint students with basic knitting projects that can be easily done.
  4. To equip students with more creative ideas and concepts

GRADE POINTS: 15%

BAG-MAKING COURSE

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Bag-making course for intermediates is a two-unit course that requires 1 to 3hours of in-class work and maybe one more hour out of class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 4 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of making bags from scratch. It also illustrates the various bag making projects and how they are done. Because of how important this aspect of sewing is, we will indulge in these projects as they come.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To introduce bagmaking.
  2. To acquaint the intermediates with the common bag-making practices and tutorials.
  3. To acquaint students with basic bag making projects.
  4. To equip students with more creative ideas and concepts on how to make the various types of bags.

GRADE POINTS: 20%

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PATTERN-MAKING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Patternmaking course for Advanced Class is a three-unit course that requires 30 minutes to 2 hours of in-class work, and maybe one more hour outside class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to eight hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of how fabrics are cut and also elaborates the most challenging projects as they come. Because of how relevant this aspect of sewing is, we will be looking at each topic in a spread of a week per two to three topics.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To enlighten students of other high-grade pattern-making techniques that are not be easily susceptible to beginners or intermediates.
  2. To introduce hardcore pattern-making methods relevant to the field of study
  3. To engage students in more tasking patternmaking projects
  4. To introduce e-pattern making as revenue source.
  5. To teach students how to sew for clients
  6. To educate students on how to engage the act of sewing for professional purposes.

 GRADE POINT: 15%

SEWING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Sewing course for Advanced students is a three-unit course that requires 1 hour to 5 hours of in-class work, and maybe five hours outside class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 15 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of how fabrics are joined together to create various styles. It elaborates more crucial and challenging ways of making clothes personally and commercially. Because of how relevant this aspect of training is, we will spend much time on the various topics than others, on an average of about one week per two topics.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To acquaint students with expatriated methods of sewing
  2. To acquaint Advanced with the other relevant sewing tools, ideas and concepts
  3. To challenge students with more detailed sewing projects that are not easily susceptible to beginners.
  4. To expand the minds of students to be more creative
  5. To introduce students to the standard requirements needed to sew commercially.
  6. To engage students in several sewing ventures and prospects

 GRADE POINT: 25%

CRAFTS (KNITTING & CROCHETING) COURSE

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Crafts (knitting & Crocheting) course for Advanced students is a two-unit course that requires 2 to 5 hours of in-class work and maybe one more hour out of class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 4 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the creative way of knitting clothing items and other accessories. It also illustrates the various craft projects. Because of how important this aspect of sewing is, we will indulge in projects as they come.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To acquaint the Advanced students with the advanced knitting practices and techniques
  2. To acquaint students with advanced knitting projects that can be done.
  3. To equip students with more creative ideas and concepts of knit & crocheting.

GRADE POINTS: 10%

BAG-MAKING COURSE

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Bag-making course for Advanced students is a two-unit course that requires 1-3hours of in-class work and maybe one more hour out of class study plus other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 4 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the Nigerian and International standards of making bags from scratch. It also illustrates the various bag making projects and how they are done. Because of how important this aspect of sewing is, we will indulge in these projects as they come.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To acquaint the Advanced students with the advanced bag-making practices and skills
  2. To acquaint students with more challenging bag making projects.
  3. To equip students with more creative ideas and concepts on how to make the various types of bags.

GRADE POINTS: 15%

SHOE-MAKING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Sewing course for Advanced students is a 5-unit course that requires 2 hours to 5 hours of in-class work and maybe one more hour out of class study and other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 5 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the creative way of making shoes/footwears. It also illustrates the various stages of shoe design and development. Because of how important this aspect of sewing is, we will indulge in the projects as they come.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To introduce shoe-making as a possibility.
  2. To acquaint Advanced students with the shoe-making techniques and methods
  3. To acquaint students with shoe making projects
  4. To equip students with more creative ideas and concepts in shoemaking
  5. To expose students to the show-making industry.

GRADE POINTS: 15%

JEWELRY-MAKING COURSES

PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION: TheQEffectz Sewing course for Advanced students is a 4-unit course that requires 2 hours to 5 hours of in-class work and maybe one more hour out of class study and other activities, each over the 16 weeks’ semester. Students taking this course should plan on spending up to 6 hours a week on the course. Competencies will be listed for each class.

The course follows the creative way of making jewelries and other accessories. It also illustrates the step by step approach of jewelry-making. Because of how important this aspect of sewing is, we will indulge in the projects as they come.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To introduce jewelry-making as a franchise
  2. To acquaint Advanced students with the various jewelry-making techniques and methods
  3. To acquaint students with jewelry-making projects
  4. To equip students with more creative ideas and concepts

GRADE POINTS: 15%