Lesson 2: Blanket stitch

Children are introduced to and practise blanket stitch

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To sew blanket stitch


National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need to see blanket stitch being modelled a number of times and support with threading the needle.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should practise a few different stitches, in line with what they will do for their toy.

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…
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