Under Construction

Grades 3-4

Under Construction, Level 1, will help youth learn the basics of sewing construction and how to make simple clothing or accessory pieces.

Tools of the Trade

Sewing Tools and Equipment

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Threading Your Way Patterns

Pillowcases - Activity 1

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Pillowcases - Activity 2

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On the Straight

Pattern - Nine Patch Pillow

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To Ravel or Not to Ravel

How Sewing Association -Sewing Guidelines

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Tote Bag Activity

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Pattern Particulars

Threads Magazine - Pattern Chooser

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Curves Ahead

Autograph Elephant Activity

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Sorting it Out - Laundry

Sorting Secrets

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http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/sorting_it_out.aspx#Sorting

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Spot Check

Quick and Easy Stain Removal

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Fashion Forward

Grades 5-6

Fashion Forward, Level 2, will help youth understand their fashion sense and give them the skills needed to create unique style of their own.

To Zip or Button

Decorative Pillow Activity

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Home Sewing Association - Fabric Selection Guidelines

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Laundry Lingo

Facts About Laundry

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Refine Design

Grades 7-12

Refine Design, Level 3, will help youth learn more about fashion and their unique style as well as technology in sewing and careers in the textile industry.

Chapter 1 - Creating

Lining a Jacket or Coat, Finishing a Hem

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Chapter 2 - Maintaining

Laundry Products

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Chapter 3 - Teching

Shopping Online Safely

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Chapter 4 - Futuring

Designing Your Future Fashion Career

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Helper's Guide

This guide is packed with activities to involve the entire group. Youth will learn more about fashion and their unique style as well as technology in sewing and careers in the textile industry.

Sewing and Textiles Project Outcomes

As a result of experiences in this project youth will:

  1. Gain project knowledge and skills related to construction and care of textile items.
  2. Gain knowledge related to careers in the apparel and textile industry.
  3. Gain knowledge of technology used in the apparel and textile industry.
  4. Apply construction knowledge and skill to provide service to individuals and community support groups.

Youth Life Skills

Decision making; Learning to learn; Problem solving; Community service; Aquiring and evaluating information; Planning and organizing; Critical thinking; Communication; Leadership.

Completion Certificates

Under Construction

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Fashion Forward

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Refine Design

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Chapter 1 - Guide Sheets (Planning and Organizing)

Conducting a Sewing Quiz Bowl: Quiz Bowl Answers

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Chapter 3 - Weaving Patterns (Communicating with Others)

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