Spring 2020 Apparel Manufacturing Boot Camp Registration
Pre-production phase January 17-20, 2020, 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Production phase: March 20-23, 2020 7:30* AM -5:00 PM (arrive at 7 AM on Friday March 20th)
Event Address: 410 Old Coors Dr SW, Albuquerque NM 87121
Contact us at (505) 877-1713 or factory@abqfi.org


New registrants NEED TO COMPLETE SECTION 1, 2 & 4, skipping section 3. You can edit this application later if you don't finish right now. Remember to complete the application by November 17th in order to enter the lottery.

ALUMS! If you're an alum who has attended 2 or more boot camps, you can skip most questions by selecting the "Alum" option. You need to complete Section 1, 3 & 4, skipping Section 2.
How did you find out about this? *
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Cell phone number *
Street address *
City *
State or Province *
Zip code or Postal Code *
Nation or Country *
How tall are you? We want to know if we need to adjust machines for more, taller people. *
Which session? If you register for Pre-production, you are automatically enrolled in Production too. If you select Pre-Production but it is full, you are included for Production. *
How many years have you been sewing using a home sewing machine? *
How many years have you sewn on an industrial machine? *
Lack of experience will NOT affect your registration but misinterpreting a question may lead to a misleading answer. Misleading answers will suggest you are exaggerating your credentials and experience. Exaggeration of your skills WILL adversely affect your application. Be sure to READ EACH QUESTION CAREFULLY. For example, when asked how quickly you sew (0 being no experience and 7 being someone who has sewn 8 hours a day in a factory for 20+ years) and you give yourself a high score (4+) because you are the fastest sewer you know -and you have not sewn alongside someone with 20 years of production sewing line experience- your response will be interpreted as exaggeration.
Please rate your industrial sewing skills. Industrial sewing skills are a measure of experience using industrial sewing patterns. If you have only used home patterns, select 1. If you have sewn patterns you made on the basis of enrollment in an accredited program, select 2. You'll get a chance to explain your experience later on. *
No industrial experience
25+ years of INDUSTRIAL experience.
What are the most common seam allowances used in industrial sewing? Write "Alum" if applicable. *
If you've used an industrial machine, which kinds? If none, write "none". Write "Alum" if applicable. *
Have you tried any of these industrial sewing tutorials (http://fashion-incubator.com/tutorials/)? If so, which ones? How did these work out for you? Write "Alum" if applicable. *
On a scale of 0 to 7, how quickly do you sew? Calibrate your answer with this: this factory's owner (the fastest sewer except one in the entire history of boot camp) rates herself as a 4. If you use pins, your maximum score is 3. If you've only or mostly used home machines, your maximum score is 3. 98% of past attendees score between 1-3 and we've successfully trained them. 3 is actually a good score. *
No experience
Full-time factory stitcher, 20+ years
Rate your industrial cutting skills using a KNIFE. 99.9% of boot campers score 0. If you have only cut at a previous boot camp, your score is 0. Anyone who scores 1+ gets a phone call for clarification. *
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Little to no experience.
5+ years of factory experience.
Have you read a book called The Entrepreneur's Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing? This book, along with links posted on the Reading List is required reading. *
Tell us a bit about yourself; your education, background, experience, interests and future plans. If you're an alum, tell us about progress on your goals if applicable. *
Lunches are catered. We can't guarantee your dietary needs will be met but this is a start. *
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