Textiles: Fastenings

Building upon their sewing skills from previous years, this topic sees the children designing and creating a book sleeve; exploring a variety of fastenings and selecting the most appropriate one for their design. Pupils have greater creative freedom at every stage of the project

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Lesson 1: Evaluating fastenings

Before starting their project, children explore different fastenings around them and consider their advantages and disadvantages


Lesson 2: Designing my book sleeve

Pupils devise their own specific design criteria, select a style of book sleeve and finally draw their design on paper


Lesson 3: Paper mock-up and preparing fabric

To ensure their design will work, pupils create a paper mock-up before using this as a template to cut out their fabric


Lesson 4: Assembling my Book Sleeve

After sewing together their fabric, pupils attach their fastenings and decorate their book sleeves in accordance with their design criteria