Register before March 31st! W11- 8/21-8/25/2023 - G4-G6- AM. Intro to Sewing + PM. Fabric Arts: Felt Fabric Fish
AM. Intro to Sewing
Intro to Sewing for grade 4-6 is a beginner-level course designed to introduce young learners to the art of sewing. Through guided instruction, students will learn about different types of fabrics, sewing tools and equipment, and basic sewing techniques. The course will cover everything from threading a needle, sewing simple stitches, creating designs, and finishing a project. By the end of the course, students will have developed their motor skills, creativity, and confidence in using a sewing machine. They will also have completed several projects, such as a simple apron, a pencil case, or a tote bag. This fun and hands-on course will inspire young learners to explore their creativity, develop new skills, and create something unique and beautiful.
Students will learn:
- Basic Sewing Techniques: Students should learn the basic sewing techniques like threading the needle, knotting the thread, different types of stitches such as running stitch, backstitch, and whip stitch.
- Hand Sewing: They should learn how to sew by hand with a needle and thread, including how to stitch different fabrics together and how to create seams.
- Measuring and Cutting Fabric: Students should learn how to measure and cut fabric with scissors or a rotary cutter, including straight lines and basic shapes.
- Using a Sewing Machine: Students should learn how to use a sewing machine, including how to thread and use different stitches such as straight, zig-zag, and buttonhole.
- Sewing Safety: Students should learn sewing safety including how to use scissors and needles safely and what to do if they get pricked by a needle.
- Sewing Project: Students should complete a sewing project as part of the course, such as making a small pillow, a tote bag, or a simple skirt.
- Sewing Vocabulary: Students should learn the language of sewing, including the names of different tools, fabrics, and patterns.
- Sewing History: Students should learn about the history of sewing and how different cultures have used sewing techniques for clothing and textiles throughout history.
- Using Patterns: Students should learn how to read basic sewing patterns, including how to cut out pattern pieces and follow instructions for assembling a garment or project.
- Caring for Sewn Items: Students should learn how to care for sewn items, such as how to clean and store them properly.
PM. Fabric Arts: Felt Fabric Fish
This Fabric Arts lesson plan is designed for students in grades 4-6, focusing on creating a felt fabric fish. Using simple materials, students will learn how to cut and shape felt fabric to create a colorful and textured fish. This project encourages students to explore their creativity while developing their fine motor skills and attention to detail. The end result is an adorable fish that can be used as a decorative item or a toy.
Students will learn:
- Understanding the properties of felt fabric and how it can be manipulated to create shapes and textures.
- Learning the basics of hand sewing and how to use various stitching techniques to create a felt fish.
- Designing and planning their own fish, using suitable colors and patterns.
- Evaluating their work and making adjustments to improve the overall appearance and quality of the fish.
- Understanding the importance of following safety and hygiene protocols when working with crafting materials.
- Developing patience and persistence, as the process of creating a felt fish may take time and requires attention to detail.
- Building confidence and creativity as they experiment with different techniques and materials to create their fish.
- Developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination through the process of cutting, sewing, and embellishing their fish.
- Recognizing the cultural significance of textiles and their role in various art forms and traditions.
- Reflecting on how their own culture and experiences influence their designs and creations.