KS2-Textiles

This list supports learning about textiles including  projects to design and make party hats, samplers, a pair of winter shoe soles, designing seat covers, handle bar grips  and clothes for cycling and cushion covers with 7–11 year-olds. There are lots of ideas for developing skills such as how to join textiles effectively, including sewing techniques through focussed practical tasks. Following on from from developing these skills, children are able to apply these techniques to the designs that they make. The resources provide opportunities to explore different types of textile projects looking at the materials products are made from, how they are joined together and how useful they are for the designed purpose. There are a range of authentic contexts for children to design, make and evaluate their own designs and made any modifications they feel are needed to make them suitable for the purpose and audience that they have been made for.