Category: Sewing

Preemie Caps

I felt as if the children didn’t truly understand the size of a premature baby until I presented them with the Preemie Caps project. Using the sewing machine students will make very basic stitches to make hats for premature babies that eventually get donated to a local Children’s Hospital.

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Tie up your Administrator: Design Challenge

This creative lesson is a design challenge that reaches beyond your classroom. Students are put in groups and assigned an administrator to interview and then design a tie for. This lesson focuses on the customer side of the fashion design world where customers are an integral part of choosing what they wear and what they’ll pay for. Of course a bonus is that administrators get to see what you do in your classroom!

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Little Dresses for Africa

Want an easy sewing project that help your students and school feel good too? Nancy’s Notions, a popular sewing tools & pattern store have come up with this charitable project for African children–a Pillow case re-purposed into a little girl’s dress.

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How it’s Made: Silk Trim

On a recent visit to Lyon, France I came across a silk trim factory open for tours so of course I paid a visit. Ever wondered how silk trim is made? Quick PowerPoint -great time filler if you finish a lesson early.

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Seam Samples Lesson Plan

Seam sample books have been around for years now but this is one lesson that is timeless and is still applicable to your clothing/sewing students. Have your students learn both hand and machine stitches- the foundation of sewing.

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Sewing PowerPoints, Worksheets, Curriculum & Links

Handouts Textile Terms (Pdf) Extra Credit Sewing Project Extra Credit Form (Word) Lesson Plans Clothing 1 Sample Notebook Clothing 2 Sample Notebook Equipment Bag Equipment Identification Fabric Construction Chart Measuring Up! Natural Fiber Chart Pattern Layout Polar Fleece Socks Pressing…

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Stitching Paper

Do you remember when you first learned how to sew on the sewing machine? For me it was when I was a little girl. I had to prove myself by sewing on paper before I was allowed to use thread. (Thread meant the challenging task of threading the sewing machine properly). So this lesson is designed for students completely new to sewing…starting with the basics.

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Quality Clothing

What is a high quality garment? Do brand names necessarily mean that an item is high quality? Which do you use more in evaluating apparel; quality, price or your knowledge about quality? How much does the price of a garment tell you about the quality of the apparel you buy?

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