I've hand drawn a road with bends, obstacles and one way systems for students to practice machine control on.
It allows students to practice bends and corners without the worry of threading up the machine.
I normal give students 3 mistakes for a pass.
This is great for Y7 students, and the older students love it for a bit of fun!
I laminate and use this help sheet in my class for all year groups. It lists the equipment and materials needed to complete reverse applique. Clear steps and hand drawn images make it easy for students to follow.
Hope it helps!
Cut around each item (picture, work, statement) for a great little card sort.
We use this for Y7 as an introduction to the different equipment they will use in the textiles room. There is also a corresponding work book page. You can also find this attached.
This is a JPEG image of the eat well plate.
I usually ask pupils to match up the slice with the category and then perhaps fill in what they have for dinner the night before. You can easily hide the percentages in word by placing a white box over the top.
Hoping it helps.
I laminate and use this help sheet in my class for all year groups. It lists the equipment and materials needed to complete applique. Clear steps and hand drawn images make it easy for students to follow.
Hope it helps!
This document is a full 20 page guide for the AQA controlled assessment.
Each page has step by step information, questions, images, layout information and hints to guide students through their course work. Students can work independently from these sheets ensuring that their work is self guided and applicable to their design brief. Some slides contain work from previous students that have received an A or A* grade.
We have printed a copy for each student to use and make notes on. Therefore their work is in one place and easy to access.
This document has made teaching the controlled assessment so much easier this year, especially as we have two classes with two different teachers. There is a level of continuity that previously we have not had. Students have found the sheets incredibly helpful.
I have attached two different files here.
The first is a help sheet for students to use at the sewing machine, it indicates what settings they need for;
- a straight stitch
- a zig zag stitch
- to reverse
- to complete free machining.
These are also colour coded and important information is written in bold.
The second file is a blank picture of the sewing machine I created. I place this up on the board and have laminated copies of the names of parts of the machine. As a starter I get students to come and stick the words to the board. It's a great little reminder at the beginning of the lesson. We also use this in students books which they label when first introduced to the machine.
This hand made set of post cards can be used to boost student encouragement, or as a good bye for Y11 or Y13 students on their way into the outside world. Either way, let’s encourage students to ‘Show the world their magic!’.
For my current Y7 project we make monster themed pencil cases from coloured fleece. It has a zip through the middle of one side, almost being the 'mouth' of the monster. We often use the packaging from a cereal packet on the inside to give it a 'noise'. This resources is a step by step guide for students to follow to create their pencil case. You can build a project around this resource to fit the time you have for your textiles lessons. It is available in A3, I have enough for one between 2 which is laminated and double sided.
Areas covered within the pencil case:
- seam allowance
- applique/reverse applique
In Y8 students make textile products for electronic items. This is a step by step guide for a draw string bag which students would use to store leads in. The guide is A3 and double sided, I have them laminated and enough for 1 sheet between 2. Students can opt for a single sided draw string or two draw strings.
- Decoration - students choose
- Neatening the edge of fabric
- Use of cord
I have uploaded 5 lesson PPTs that help students design and make their own monogram. There is also a simple 3 page book that works with the PPTs.
Lesson 1: You explore mongrams, what works well and what is a poor example of a mongram. Students to design by hand their own mongram.
Lesson 2: Students to use the computer and the internet to create their own mongram, printed for the next lesson.
Lesson 3: Demo of how to use the craft knife, safety rule and mat. Students practise using the craft knife through the sheet in their book.
Lesson 4: Students start cutting out their monogram (A5 printed onto paper, A5 coloured card used).
Lesson 5: Extension for students to create a white work pop up card.
Part of a SOW for Y8 where they create textiles products for electrical items. This cord tidy can be used for head phone wires, phone chargers and many more. Really simple and easy to make. A4 step by step guide with pictures.
Can be used for any year group, although I made this for GCSE students to help with revision and delivery of the living conditions needed for bacteria to multiply. There are 5 counters, so up to 5 players can play. There is a set of 16 cards, print 3 sets of these, cut them up and place onto the board. Instructions are written clearly on the board. A dice will be needed to play the game.
My Y9 students make their own PJ bottoms. This is the step by step guide that I give students to follow. Higher ability students can follow this and complete the project successfully. For lower ability students it is a fantastic resource to aid in their understanding.
Each page has a set of written instructions supported by photographs.
The PJs are made by sewing the crotch seam first, then the inner leg seam followed by the two outer leg seams. An elastic casing is made. Students can also put elastic at the bottom of the leg.
I use digital embroidery to decorate and a patch pocket. If students would like they can also do in-seam pockets.
Happy to answer any questions you may have.