ERIC Number: ED328017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Sewing: Easier with Adaptations. PAM Repeater, No. 54.
Ensign, Arselia S., Ed.
Techniques are presented for sewing clothing for children or adults with handicaps. Considerations in sewing adapted clothing include the most appropriate type of pattern for a particular disability, fabric choices, and items needed for clothing construction. Eight sources of sewing supplies are listed, with descriptions of items available. Several publications of interest are noted. A method is offered for adapting a pants pattern or altering a pair of pants for a person in a wheelchair. Instructions are given for making vest-bibs and wrap-around skirts for wheelchair users. A reprint of an article from "Threads" magazine, "Keep on Stitching" (Sharon Gilbert), offers sewing project suggestions for persons who are physically challenged, focusing on sewing tools, pattern selection, fabric selection, fusibles, and fasteners. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Clothing, Clothing Design, Clothing Instruction, Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Sewing Instruction
PAM Assistance Centre, 601 W. Maple St., Lansing, MI 48906 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PAM Assistance Centre, Lansing, MI.