Textiles: Pouches

Having looked at ways to join fabric in Year 1, children are given their first opportunity to sew in this topic. By making their own template, children can ensure that their pieces of fabric will be exactly the right size. With their fabric cut out, pupils use a simple running stitch to join two pieces together before decorating the front of it, according to their designs.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Running stitch

Children explore different examples of textiles and learn a simple running stitch, in an introduction to sewing.

Lesson 2: Using a template

Children create a template for a pouch and cut out their fabric, beginning to think of who the pouch could belong to and what it should look like.

Lesson 3: Making a pouch

Children sew their fabric together using a running stitch and design what the front of their pouch will look like.

Lesson 4: Decorating a pouch

Children add decoration to their pouches using their design ideas from the previous lesson.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources

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