Fashion and Design: Pattern Maker

What do computer science and fashion have in common? Answer: Patterns. Pupils learn about procedures in computer science. They then use the Scratch block-based coding language to create a program that permits users to design their own patterns for clothing. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with the family and consumer sciences teachers for the lesson
  • See if it would be possible for learners to create actual t-shirts using the patterns they made
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should be familiar with variables in computer coding
  • Seventh of eight activities in the CS First Fashion and Design unit
Pros

  • Video tutorials help participants through the project
  • Pacing guide aids in keeping the class on track
Cons

  • None