Textiles Techniques 

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Textiles techniques resource

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What’s included in this resource?

  • 22 ‘How to’ PowerPoints consisting of photos & a brief written instruction on how to do a range of techniques (open seam, closed seam, French seam, run & fell seam, mock run & fell seam, piped seam, 2 types of topstitched hem, 2 types of binding, blind hem (machined), facing, poppers, hook & eye, centred zip, lapped zip, concealed zip, single point dart, knife pleats, box pleats, inverted pleats, reverse appliqué, zigzag appliqué 
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  • A4 instruction sheet (Word) for selected techniques (open seam, closed seam, French seam, run & fell seam, mock run & fell seam, piped seam, 2 types of topstitched hem, 2 types of binding, blind hem (machined), facing). Sheet includes written instructions, technical drawings & photos
  • 16 #ThinkDo activity cards (jpegs) linked to textiles products
  • 50 jpeg photos of a range of textiles products. These can be used in resources teachers produce or printed as individual resource cards. Suggested uses for the photos are also included.
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  • Keyword PowerPoint resource with images & names of techniques ideal for supporting literacy (6 seams, 6 edge finishes, 4 methods of shaping, 5 fastenings, 3 decorative techniques)
  • PowerPoint and hand out on quality control points when making a product
  • PowerPoint and hand out on industrial practice and machinery used when making a product
  • Revision mind map activity sheet (Word) on decorative and construction techniques
  • Revision worksheet on textiles skills (Word)L IMG 8061
  • Worksheet on seams & edge finishes (Word) to help students understand the difference as these techniques are often confused
  • A progression table categorising skills into basic, intermediate & higher level skills (Word)
  • A trouble shooting on the sewing machine information sheet (Word)
  • A ‘How to make’ sheet outlining the order of manufacturing of a range of popular products (Word)
  • Human action plan activity for developing an understanding of the stages of manufacturing products (Word)
  • A flow chart worksheet for students to practice the order of manufacturing products (Word)
  • 2 worksheets to help students analyse & evaluate techniques (Word)
  • 6 example exam style revision questions & answers (PowerPoint)
  • Over 80 quiz questions and suggestions on how to use them (Word)
  • Note: This is an electronic resource and is sold on a USB stick
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Good to know

The resources are editable Word and PowerPoint documents so they can be personalised by the teacher for use in their classroom. The ‘how to’ resources include high quality images showing how to do each technique so they are suitable for weak students. Some techniques also include a ‘how to’ handout showing technical drawings and instructions and these are helpful for developing an understanding of how to create technical drawings and instructions. 


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Curriculum links

This resource supports the development of skills & knowledge of textiles practical techniques at KS3, 4 & 5. It provides teachers with ready to use classroom resources that students can use independently. It also supports teachers to develop their own skills in basic textiles techniques, particularly non specialist teachers. In addition to ‘how to’ PowerPoints and handouts there are additional resources suitable for homeworks, starters and lesson activities. 


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