Lesson 3: Making a pouch

In this lesson, pupils sew their fabric together using a running stitch and design what the front will look like

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To join fabrics using a running stitch

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients according to their characteristics

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support threading needles and tying knots.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should ensure that their stitches are equal in size, close together and run in a straight line, along the edge of the three fabric sides.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
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…
Find out more