Year 3: Textiles: Bookmarks
Year 3 had lots of practise threading needles using cotton and tried their best to tie knots. They used a template to cut out their fabric
for their bookmark. They used a basic stitch with a thick needle to create their masterpieces.
Year 4 Textiles project: Drawstring bags
During the summer term, the children in Romans Class, designed and made their very own bag/purse. They began by looking at a selection of different bags and we thought about their purpose and who they would like to make theirs for . Who will use it? What will they keep in it? How will you make it?
As part of the 'designing phase', the children needed to make sure certain items would fit into the final creations. Next, they thought about the 'net' of a bag and using their measuring skills, they used paper, pencil, ruler and scissors to create the nets, making sure they added 2cm each side for the seams and 3cm at the top for the channel.
Next, they chose some recycled fabric from home (to add a personal touch) to make their bags. They needed to make sure that a large needle would easily push through their fabric. An example of recycled fabric is a pillowcase or an old shirt.
Once the children had their nets (the purse outline) and chosen fabric, they could use the outline to then cut the fabric to the correct size. The children chose their own colour cotton and many decided they would like their stitching to be shown on the outside of the purse. Some children then stitched a press stud onto their finished purse to close it. Many decided on a draw string so they had to then thread a coloured lace of their choice through the top channel.
The children made their own aliens as a stimulus for their own writing. They chose how they wanted to make them and which materials they wanted to use.