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Lesson overview:What are the properties of different fabrics?

  • that materials have both functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • the correct technical vocabulary for the projects they are undertaking
  • that materials have both functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • the correct technical vocabulary for the projects they are undertaking

Experience of basic stitching, joining textiles and finishing techniques.

Experience of making and using simple pattern pieces.

Seam, seam allowance, wadding, reinforce, right side, wrong side, hem, template, pattern pieces, design criteria, annotate, design decisions, functionality, innovation, authentic, user, purpose, evaluate, mock-up, prototype, aesthetics, function, constraints

Equipment Required

Existing textile products for investigation and deconstruction, selection of fabrics, pins, needles, thread, measuring tape

Content guidance

Equipment requiring safe usage.

Supervision Level

Adult supervision recommended.