Gerber Technology & Industrial Sewing Masterclasses at Austin Community College.

Gerber Technology & Industrial Sewing Masterclasses at Austin Community College.

Last year, we launched word of an incredible resource available for fashion community in Texas, the Austin Community College’s Fashion Incubator. This February, they are offering valuable training opportunities in Gerber Technology and Industrial Sewing. If you are an aspiring fashion designer in Texas, please consider the masterclasses below; these are valuable skills that will help you reach your full potential as a well rounded fashion designer.

FEBRUARY: Masterclass-Gerber AccuMark 2D (INTRO) 
In this course, you will learn to digitize and draft patterns in Gerber Technology AccuMark 2D software. Topics around pattern manipulation, pattern placement, and marking will also be covered. Students will learn to use pattern plotters and digitizing tables to realize their digital work into paper pattern markers. This course will be taught by an industry professional to show real applications for skills learned.

6pm-10pm (Length of time: 4 hours / ONE 30-minute break)


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FEBRUARY: Masterclass-Gerber AccuMark 3D (INTRO) 
The latest in apparel rendering technology. This enhanced design module lets students visualize apparel samples in 3D. You will be able to generate virtual samples and reduce costly sample remakes with consistent true-to-life digital renderings of the design. 10am-1pm

(Length of time: 4 hours / ONE 30-minute break)


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FEBRUARY: Masterclass-Gerber YuniquePLM (INTRO)
Learn Gerber YuniquePLM! PLM is a Product Lifecycle Management software system that enables apparel organizations to connect their creative teams with their supply chain to get the right products to market, on time and at the right cost. The system can help businesses of all sizes accelerate time to market, reduce lead time and improve profit margins by managing the details of line plans, tech packs, samples, and simplifying communication and collaboration with global partners. 6pm-10pm

(Length of time: 4 hours / ONE 30-minute break)



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FEBRUARY: Industrial Sewing Machine SAFETY 
You will learn all safety procedures of how to properly operate JUKI industrial sewing machines along with ergonomic techniques and maintenance. 10am-1pm

(Length of time: 3 hours / ONE 30-minute break)


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FEBRUARY: Masterclass-Industrial Sewing Machine Techniques (INTRO)
You will learn the safety procedures and the differences between home sewing machines in comparison to industrial sewing machines used for manufacturing. This workshop teaches how to operate the industrial sewing machine and its various stitches: lockstitch, chainstitch, overlock stitch, blindstitch, and zigzag stitch. 10am-1pm

(Length of time: 3 hours / ONE 30-minute break)

All classes are discounted at $100. To learn more and to pay, click here and stay tuned for more fashion news on Style Lush TV. 


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Burgundy Woods
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Burgundy Woods has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music/Music Industries from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Design & Trend Forecasting degree from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She began her career in Hollywood, California, where she worked for major record labels such as Virgin Records, Interscope Records, EMI Music and Capitol Records. Later after attaining her fashion degree, she was discovered by MySpace, Inc. and was immediately hired to be their Fashion Curator starring and producing her show THE B-SPOT Fashion & Trends on their Fashion & Shopping channel. During this time, online media was in its infancy. She and her colleagues contributed to the invention and molding of the online fashion media industry. Many of the stylized ideas and tools that were launched through these platforms are still used to this day as industry standards for online fashion media. Later, with her extensive experience in developing online fashion media, she continued the show independently and has successfully rebranded THE B-SPOT into Style Lush TV online fashion network. Now, with over nine professional years in online fashion media and trend forecasting, she continues to pioneer, maneuver and develop her industry. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Style Lush TV. She is also the President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. The state's official non-profit for the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry.