ITD913 - Fabrics For Interior

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Subject Title
Fabrics For Interior

Subject Description
Students are introduced to the types of fabrics available, their manufacturing techniques and suitability for various interior decorating applications.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Interior Decorating Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Consider the role of fabrics in achieving a decorating concept.

2. Utilize the language of fabric and its design.

3. Discuss the difference between types of fabrics, their construction, content and suitability for use in various decorating applications.

4. Recommend appropriate fabrics for a given application.

5. Calculate fabric required for soft furnishings.

6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of furniture construction and upholstery techniques.

7. Present a verbal report on fabrics selected for a given scenario.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

ITD901, ITD902, and ITD911

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the subject prerequisites are met.

Topic Outline

  •     Natural fibers and Manmade Fibers
  •     Fabric Construction techniques
  •     Fabic Applications
  •     Fabric Calculations for Soft Upholstery

Mode of Instruction
 Lectures, power point presentations, and projects

Prescribed Texts
Fabric for the Designed Interior, 2008  Frank Theodore Koe, Fairchild Publications ISBN 978-1-56367-407-5

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50% to 54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Term Work and Final Examination Requirements:

If you are unable to complete the Final Exam/Assignment in this subject, you must provide documentation to support the absence to the instructor within one week.  If necessary, this information will be presented at the promotion meeting for consideration in determining and recommending the final grade.

All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the final examination. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late assignments will be penalized accordingly. There is no provision for rewriting late assignments, regardless of the grade awarded.  Students must contact faculty in advance of due date to discuss extensions. If an assignment is missed due to class absence, any official documentation that might be grounds for arranging a make-up opportunity must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class.  Make-up opportunities do not apply to all graded assignments.

Test and Exam dates have been pre-arranged and are non-negotiable.  If a test/exam is missed, the student must provide official documentation to support the reason for the absence within one week to the instructor.  Make-up tests or exams will be granted for extenuating circumstances only and at the discretion of the faculty. 
For further information on evaluation and academic standing, please refer to the Seneca College Academic Policy

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Textile Assignment 30%
Mid-Term Exam 20%
Major Project 30%
Final Exam 20%
Total 100%

Approved by: Lisa Somers