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. Note: This is an outline for ten days of instruction.
Vocational: Basic Sewing
Students 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.
4-H Clothing and Textiles Activity Page
This activity provides a unique review of clothing and textiles, focusing on sewing. It includes a handy diagram of a sewing machine, which could be useful in a home economics class, and 10 questions.
4-H Clothing and Textiles Leader's Page
This activity could be used in a home economics class to teach students about sewing and clothing. Using this 10 question worksheet, learners explore the function of a sewing machine, and plan a project.
The Sewing Machine
Students examine the parts of the sewing machine and how to thread it. They demonstrate basic skills related to clothing and textiles. They assess their employability and discuss careers in clothing construction or crafts.
Sewing Tools and Equipment
Students define the meaning of words related to sewing. In this sewing tools instructional activity, students read a paragraph and answer questions about sewing tools. Students separate sewing tools by their purpose. Students become familiar with the parts of the sewing machine.
Heirloom Machine Quilting
Students practice using the sewing machine to make designs. After viewing demonstration, they discuss the best workspace, batting selections and how to prepare the quilt for use. They share their final quilt with the class.
Oh Sew Easy:Sewing Duvet Covers and Curtains
Learners, using the "Oh Sew Easy" book, create a duvet cover. Along with the duvet cover they create a a shower curtain. Students perform the hands on activity by using fabric and a sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Parts
High schoolers examine and identify the various parts of the sewing machines. As a class, they watch a demonstration by their teacher to discover how the machine operates. To end the activity, they review how to operate the machine safely.
Threading the Sewing Machine
Students 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 instructional activity, they discuss sewing machine safety.
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.
4-H Line & Design Activity Page
What a great activity for students. This 4-H activity sheet has students organize their bedroom, and make clothing, focusing on line and design.
Create works of art using fabric. Learners use fabric, tissue paper, acrylic gel, and paint to create a unique and interesting piece of work. They discuss the different techniques that can be used to create works of art and evaluate different methods.
In this using a diagram to answer questions worksheet, students observe a picture of a sewing machine with labels and use it to answer questions. Students write 5 short answers.
Inventor's Challenge Review
In this science activity, students match each invention or device to its inventor listed on the right. There are 32 inventors listed and some may be used twice. Then they order the items in each group from oldest to newest and state the dates for each.
Seventh graders study facets of sewing. They create and complete a sewing project.
Students practice basic sewing procedures such as measuring, using cutting board with grid, cutting using rotary cutter, threading sewing machine, and sewing straight line and backstitch. Students then cut fabric into squares to common size.
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. They write a letter on the samplers and how they have helped them discover new information.
Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Vases
Students construct a fabric vase as shown in the book, "Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Vases" by Linda Johansen. They cut fabric and appliques using plastic templates then iron on fusible interface. Pieces of the vase are then sewn together and shaped.
Students are introduced to the various parts of the sewing machine and their function. In groups, they work together to explain how to use each part. To end the lesson, they review safety procedures for the sewing machine and begin to use it to complete basic stitching.