Textiles: Cushions

Having already learnt the basics of sewing and decorating fabric in earlier years, this topic offers extra challenge by introducing two new skills to add to their repertoire: cross stitch and appliqué. After learning these techniques, they apply their knowledge to the design, decoration and assembly of their very own cushions

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Lesson 1: Cross-stitch and appliqué

The children review sewing skills and learning two new techniques: cross-stitch and appliqué

Lesson 2: Cushion design

After evaluating a range of cushions, pupils design one of their own, ensuring that it satisfies the design criteria

Lesson 3: Decorating my cushion

Using appliqué and cross-stitch, pupils decorate their cushions in accordance with their designs

Lesson 4: Assembling my cushion

Children complete their cushions, sewing the edges, stuffing them and using the decorative pieces of materials from the previous lesson

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