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Lesson overview:What makes an effective range of initial design ideas?

  • use annotated sketches to develop and communicate their ideas
  • describe the purpose of their products
  • indicate the design features of their products that will appeal to intended users
  • use annotated sketches to develop and communicate their ideas
  • describe the purpose of their products
  • indicate the design features of their products that will appeal to intended users

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.