Third graders identify and practice sewing a dashed line in an arch shape. They identify with five new facts about quilts, women, and the community of Gee's Bend. Finally, 3rd graders complete the quilt top, batting and backing together.
In this holiday light worksheet, students see a black line outline of a light which can be printed on cardstock or tagboard. Students punch out the holes and with yarn and needle, sew around the edges.
Dick Blick Art Materials
Ever think about combining the art forms of painting and embroidery? Then this art lesson is right up your alley! Given a piece of white cloth, young artists first create a grayscale painting and then highlight certain features by...
Get ready for the holidays with a felt owl ornament project. Younger and older kids will love this simple craft, and it offers a great way to practice sewing skills. Final products can vary depending on use of decorative ribbons,...
University of California
Calories are not tiny creatures that sew your clothes tighter every night, but what are they? A science lesson, presented at multiple levels, has learners experiment with heat, heat transfer, and graph the function over time. It also...
Mathematics Assessment Project
Sew up pupil interest with an engaging, hands-on lesson. Learners first design a sports bag given constraints on the dimensions of fabric. They then evaluate provided sample responses to identify strengths and weaknesses of included...
Mathematics Assessment Project
Sew up learning on writing rules for patterns with an assessment task that has pupils investigate the number of triangles needed for cushions of different sizes. They then use the data to generate a rule for a cushion of any size.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The history of women's education can be traced back to the delicate stitching of student samplers from the 19th century. Modern-day pupils examine and analyze four primary sources, three of which are images of embroidered samplers, which...
Lay it out using the least amount of material. Learners use the dimensions of a cylindrical sports bag to find out the size of pieces of material needed to sew them. The pupils find the best placement of the pieces to use the least...
Study the fabric folding techniques introduced and lead your class in applying them to quiltmaking, home decorating, fashion design, and other sewing projects. This instructional activity is geared to making items themed for halloween,...
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...
Students view a demonstration on how to make a skewer book. Using various types of fabric, they transform it into a skewer book to be used for scrapbooking. They share their books with the class and ask for constructive criticism.
Third graders identify five new facts about the quilts, women, and community of Gee's Bend and finish their quilts by sewing the four edges of the quilt down. They review the color wheel and what the terms Primary, Secondary, Analogous,...
Students design and create a fabric box using different fabrics and fusible bwebbing. They cut fabric using template and iron on the fusible web. then the pieces are sewn together to complete the box.
This is a great way to build community in your school, experience process-based art, and explore the critical-thinking process. While quilting as a class collectively (just like a quilting bee) pupils listen to poetry and prose of a...
Learn the art of quilting with this lesson plan that can be connected to a history lesson on quilts in Ancient Egypt, China, and modern art. After studying a general history of quilts, its uses, and the history of different patterns,...
Running low on money? Out of ideas for gifts? Feeling crafty? Whatever the reason may be, homemade gifts are perfect for the creative person or the person trying to save a dollar here and there. Packed with hands-on crafts for kids, the...
Explore the fun world of hobbies with this presentation, which displays basic terms for everyday activities. English learners can study words like sewing, video games, basketball, and painting. Bright illustrations help to define each...
National Endowment for the Humanities
Learners investigate the use of cloth-based art forms intended to pass down traditions and history. They research types of quilts, quilt characteristics and then identify how Freedom Quilts were historically used in the US.
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...
Second graders make snakes out of ties. The students sew the bottom of the ties shut and stuff them with shredded plastic bags, the kind from a grocery store. They then sew them shut at the top. The students then sew on button eyes and a...
Students organize themselves into a simulated company complete with applications, interviews and training. They identify a community need they can fulfill related to cooking or sewing and work to make and deliver the designated product.
Students use the book "Small Quilts with Vintage Charm" to utilize the steps and techniques to make a quilt. They focus on accurate cutting, sewing, and fabric selection.
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