Lesson 4: Stuffed toy assembly

Using a blanket stitch, children stuff and sew their toys to complete them

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To use a blanket stitch to assemble the components of a stuffed toy


National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stuff and reinforce more complex structures
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support tying knots, threading needles and repairing holes or gaps in their stitching.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should have more components incorporated into their finished toy and should assemble it with neat, even stitching.

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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