Think about your closet full of clothing…what prompted you to buy all of these items? Our clothing decisions are often influences by a variety of things. This lesson on Clothing Influences is a great way to explore what guides our choices when it comes to clothing. Use this as an intro lesson to your clothing or fashion course or unit or as a stand alone overview lesson in a comprehensive FACS class or middle school program when you need to explore various FACS content areas in a short period of time. Be sure to check out all of the engaging ideas as you continue to read this post!
The Trendy Threads Wardrobe Box project was created to simulate clothing subscription services that are advertised on the internet. These services are designed to tailor outfits that fit and flatter the personality, profile, needs and body type of their client for a fee. In this project, students become the personal stylist as they curate outfits for their “clients” based on profile information. It’s a great way for students to apply what they’ve learned in class and see if they enjoy being a personal stylist!
Have you ever been a fast fashion junkie needing to update your wardrobe on a regular basis? Many of us probably have at some point in our lives! Fast Fashion: A Talking Points Lesson & Activity has students exploring this concept and its impact, as well as learning about some things they can do to make a difference!
During this COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been encouraged to create and assign lessons on topics within our content area that we’ve wanted to teach, but never really had time to because of state testing. In addition, the lesson(s) still had align with state standards. So, I decided to create and share this Shopping Spree: Children’s Clothing E-learning lesson. Please note that this lesson could easily be assigned in the regular classroom and fit into many different content areas.
What started out as a crazy contest for holiday parties, has evolved into a huge seasonal highlight! So, why not incorporate a little “ugly sweater” into your classroom fun? Students are always a little hyper, energetic (aka bouncing off the walls) and enthusiastic this time of year anyway, so why not encourage them to put those energies into creating an “ugly sweater”? The thing is, this activity is actually meant to be somewhat educational, incorporating the elements of design. However, I’ve taken a few creative liberties with them in order to stay consistent with the theme and the time of the year! So, give it a try and if you have any suggestions to make it better, please let me know in the comments below.
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.
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 and Seam Finishes…
Lesson Plans Short Pants Pattern & Tutorial Want to Teach Ethical Fashion to Kids, Here’s How Links Sewing Machine Parts Online Quiz 4-H Curriculum License 2 Drive (PDF) – sewing on the lines Puppet Party(PDF) – sewing a puppet
If you live near enough to NYC there are more than a few things to check out as far as Family Consumer Professional Development is concerned. My favorite is taking a tour of the French Culinary Institute (462 Broadway New…