Children expand their understanding as they explore fabrics, thread, stitches and sewing machines.
In KS1, children will learn to thread their own needle and use a simple running stitch to join two pieces of fabric, use a template to mark and cut out a simple pattern and identify different types of fastenings. Then they will design, make and evaluate a finger puppet (product) for the class (user) to create a display about superheroes (purpose).
In LKS2, children will learn to identify and create running stitch, back stitch, whip stitch and slip stitch. Considering the needs of the user, the children will design, create and evaluate a sack for the Tear Thief to carry her tears in, or a bag and potentially accessories to use as a story sack for the text.
In UKS2, children will research designers such as Coco Chanel and Laura Ashley. They will unpick existing products to explore various patterns and templates. Children will then use pattern pieces to mark out and cut out a pattern, leaving a seam allowance and use a sewing machine, with supervision, to join two pieces of fabric together.