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Lesson Plan / Planning Sheet for Demonstrations Textiles 8 Class 17

GRADE : 8 Blocks 1-2 (9:40 am 10:55am) and 1-4 (1:35 pm 2:50 pm) TOPIC :Stuffed
animal cut and machine join (dinosaur and owl) cut and hand sew (bear)
PLO: Students will be able to:

A1 demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment needed to produce textile items
A2 identify and know how to respond appropriately to emergencies, including : cuts,
needle injuries, burns, electric shocks, fires
A3 identify parts of the sewing machine and their function, and apply the basics of
A5 manage time and resources in the classroom
B1 demonstrate an understanding of of basic preconstruction procedures
B2 construct and repair simple textile items using construction basics, including plain
seam and seam finish, back-stitching, buttons, hemming, hand sewing
C1 identify colour as an element of design
-efficiently layout and cut stuffed animal from paper pattern
-start machine sewing dinosaur and owl to join together front and back; hand sew
mouth to bear
-students start new textile project
-students' choice in project and colour of fabric(s)
-opportunity to learn new skill : hand sewing
List of consumable supplies needed:

List of all equipment needed:

-one sample each of bear, owl and dinosaur

stuffed animal
-thread and floss
-paper patterns of each design copied on riso
machine for distribution to students
-hand sewing needles

-Sewing machine with needle

-fabric scissors
-paper scissors
-thread snips
-seam rippers
-laptop with projector, speakers and camera

-key chains
-twill tape

Preplanning and preparation steps to be done:



-ensure sewing machines are in working condition

1 class


-1 bobbin per student/machine

1 class


-1 cone/spool of thread per student/machine

1 class


-felt fabric grouped according to colour

1 week


-floss grouped according to colour

-riso copies of patterns
-samples of each stuffed animal
-video of layout and cutting

Outline of steps in the class:

Points to be discussed during the

class (narrative):

5 min

-Write today's agenda on board(prior to class start). Take

65 min

Stuffed animal layout and cutting. Layout pieces to be cut of -Show video # _______ and # ______with
the same colour together (colour A,B,C, etc.). Since this is additional prompts, mini demonstrations
felt fabric which does not have a grain line nor does it tear and explanations. Teacher walk about
and check in with formative feedback:
and fray, you don't have to worry too much about pieces
being laid out on the fabric straight. And for pattern pieces positive and corrective.
to be cut out in the same colour, lay pattern pieces right next
to each other; butted up together, so they share a common
cutting line. If there is a colour you would like to use for a
small piece (i.e. owl's or dinosaur's eyes or bear's snout), cut
from outer edge of a felt piece or small scrap. Do not cut
from the middle of a big piece : think about leaving behind
the largest usable piece that you possibly can. Or share a
piece big enough for someone else to cut from as well.

-See narrative in left column under Outline of

attendance. Inform students that we will group according to steps in the class.
stuffed animal for me to come around and help with layout

Owl : With beak (colour c) sandwiched between 2 pieces of

the right side of body (colour A) together as well as twill tape
loop with keychain centred on top, straight stitch following
the edge of your presser foot to the edge of your fabric,
leaving a gap at the bottom of the owl to allow for stuffing.
Then backstitch by hand from one side of the beak starting
from one side of the ear, through to the point of the beak
up the other side of the ear.

-Show video : How to Embroider a Backstitch

v=UqNXP-ww3-s& with
additional prompts, mini demonstrations and
explanations. Teacher walk about and check
in with formative feedback: positive and

Dinosaur: Join two pieces of the body (colour A) together

using a straight stitch following the edge of your presser foot
to the edge of the fabric, leaving a gap at the top spine to
allow for stuffing and attachment of spikes. Then
backstitch by hand the shape of the mouth on both sides,
starting from one edge of the mouth, sewing across the
seam, to the other edge of the mouth.

-Show video : How to embroider a running

Bear: Following pattern piece as a guideline (snout colour stitch 1:06
B), backstitch by hand starting from area under the nose to v=W0GF4izr0CA& with
one edge of mouth. Then joining where the mouth breaks additional prompts, mini demonstrations and
away from the line of the snout, backstitch by hand the other explanations. Teacher walk about and check
side of the mouth to be symmetrical to the existing side of
in with formative feedback: positive and
the mouth. Centre snout onto one side of body, and stitch corrective.
snout to body using a running stitch.
5 min

-Clean up pedals up on tables, sewing machines off, pick

Teacher prompts and check-in on
up pins, put away personal supplies into bins back into
cupboards, common classroom supplies returned to original progress. Class dismissed only when all
place: fabric and paper scissors into slots, seam rippers and fabric and paper scissors in their slots.
thread snips back in boxes on Ms. Hay's desk. Stools back
up on tables (block 1-4 only)

Closure or summary:
Remind students that they can come to the sewing lab during lunch or after school from
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm to catch up on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Evaluation (How did it go; what to do differently next time?):


-Janome My Excel black line sewing machine manual pages 4-5, 12 and 15-24
-video : How to embroider a running stitch 1:06
-video : How to Embroider a Backstitch 1:14
-My video layout and cutting of stuffed animals #______ and machine sewing to join stuffed animal body
together #______

Today's agenda on board :

-Attendance (1-2 :9:40 am 9:45 am; 1-4: 1:35 pm 1:40 pm)
-Cutting, joining bodies (owl and dinosaur only) and hand sewing of elements of stuffed
animals (all) (1-2: 9:45 am -10:50 am; 1-4: 1:40 pm -2:45 pm)
-Clean up (1-2: 10:45 am 10:50am; 1-4: 2:45 pm 2:50 pm)