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- Maxine O., Student teacher
- Sugar Land, TX
Sewing Machine Teacher Resources
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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.
Sixth graders explore arts and crafts by analyzing machines. In this sewing lesson, 6th graders identify the different parts that make a sewing machine work and practice threading the machine. Students utilize a digital camera to share the different functions of the machine with their class and complete a stitching and sewing worksheet.
Middle schoolers define the meaning of words related to sewing. In this sewing tools lesson, students read a paragraph and answer questions about sewing tools. Middle schoolers separate sewing tools by their purpose. Students become familiar with the parts of the sewing machine.
Young scholars 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, they discuss sewing machine safety.
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.