Lesson 3: Assembling my Waistcoat

Pupils sew the panels of their waistcoat together using a simple running stitch

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To assemble a waistcoat

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support tying knots and threading their needles, but they should be encouraged to complete the sewing as independently as they can.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should take care to ensure their stitches are small, neat and follow the correct lines.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression 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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