Sewing Machine Teacher Resources
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Sewing Unit (Textiles)
Get out that sewing machine it's time for a textile project. The class learns how to use a sewing machine, read a pattern, and create a simple article of clothing. They identify the sewing machine parts, use an iron, and think about exploring a career in the clothing industry.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
If you're looking for a comprehensive, engaging review of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, jam-packed with materials and activities, then you will definitely want to check out this resource.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Vocational: Basic Sewing
Learners discover how to use sewing machines, ironing boards, and steam irons. Using diagrams, they label all the parts of a sewing machine and solve crossword puzzles in groups. Following a teacher demonstration, students sew their own chill bands.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Guys and Dolls
Fifth graders research and create clothing for guy and gal dolls of the Civil War period. In this clothing of the Civil War lesson, 5th graders understand how clothing was different from the ready to wear clothing of today. Students present their dressed dolls and create a multimedia presentation to explain the clothing on the doll.
5th 21st Century Skills
A Sample of What?
Students are introduced to the connection between women and the textile industry. Using primary source documents, they complete a handout on how gender roles have changed over the years. They examine a sampler which is connected to the main document and use art supplies to cross stitch their names.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Threading the Sewing Machine
Learners identify the different parts of the sewing machine and their function. After watching a demonstration, they practice threading the machine, winding the bobbin and putting the bobbin in its correct place in the case. To end the lesson plan, they discuss sewing machine safety.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Corporate Irresponsibility? Researching Fashion's Hidden Cost in Bangladesh's Garment Industry
What responsibility, if any, do clothing buyers, clothing retailers, and clothing companies have to ensure the safety of factory workers? The debate about workplace safety following the collapse and fires in Bangladesh clothing factories comes to the classroom as class members take on the role of executives who then research and negotiate policy changes.
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
4-H Line & Design Activity Page
In this 4-H activity worksheet, students will select their favorite activities and projects from a menu of choices. Then they will work with their 4-H leaders and parents to create a project plan for the year. The activities include sewing and craft projects.
2nd - 7th 21st Century Skills
How Women Earned a Living
Develop reading fluency while learning about what women did for work in the early 1900s. Class members learn a bit about the time period, study vocabulary, and read the text, "Piecework" by Marie Ganz, several times, eventually recording themselves to hear their own reading out loud.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable