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.

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To sew a running stitch

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support pinning and cutting their fabric (using the sharpest part of the scissors – the part nearest the handle).


Pupils working at greater depth: Should have neat straight cuts on their fabric – possibly re-trimming it to ensure that the edges are tidy, taking care not to take off too much fabric.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Tom Turnham,  
Design & Technology specialist
Tom has been a teacher for seven years and, as Head of Upper School at The Belham Primary School, he has a keen interest in young people and good causes. For the past seventeen years he has volunteered with various…
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