Creative Textiles

Optional Creative Textile course in Home Economics

The course will be open to all S3 students who have an interest in creating their own designs and will be an exciting opportunity for students who have an interest in fashion and can use individual creative skills to create a unique and personal piece of work 

The course will run for 3 x 12 week blocks and each course will have a different challenge. 

The aim of the course is for the learners to work to a given brief to design, plan and manufacture a fashion or textile item identifying solutions.

Learners will be required to use basic patterns and construction skills in a step- by- step sequence

The learner will:

Select a design solution to a given brief

Identify and select appropriate materials for their design solution

Use a variety of textile construction technique to create the item

Complete a fashion/ textile item

 Examples of proposed briefs:

Research, design and make a simple fabric decoration that could be used at Christmas:   

Make a tree decoration, design a advent calendar

Design plan and make a textile item that would be suitable for a baby/toddler: make a soft toy, knit  babys’ clothes, patchwork a quilt.

Produce a simple item of clothing that would appeal to a teenager: revamp charity shop finds, update last year’s fashion, design an item showing your own style

The learner will:

Research and find a suitable item to fit the brief

Use a paper pattern

Select appropriate fabrics, yarns, threads and fasteners

Use a variety of construction skills

Use equipment and tools correctly


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