Sewing is taught to pupils in KS3. Pupils work through different projects acquiring skills in both designing and producing materials. Pupils also learn to use a sewing machine independently and safely.

All pupils in KS3 experience Sewing within the academic year.

Year 7 & 8 – Basic Level

Skills Acquired


  • Threading a Needle
  • Threading a Sewing machine
  • Control of Sewing Machine
  • Sewing a straight line on a machine
  • Seams
  • Weaving
  • Zigzag seams

By Hand:

  • Hem Stich
  • Sewing a Button on

v Term One

  • Needle Case
  • Small Reversible Tote Bag

v Term Two

  • Patchwork Cushion

§ The girls will use a lesson to do designing for this project

v Term 3

  • Skirt or Pinafore

§ From a commercial pattern


Year 9 – Intermediate Level

Skills Acquired


  • Accurate Seams
  • Presentable Bag
  • Zips
  • Buttons
  • Fastenings
  • Collar – Structured
  • Set in Sleeve
  • Pleated Skirt

v Term One

  • Bag of choice

§ Handbag

§ Duffle Bag

v Term Two & 3

  • Shirt-Waster Dress (Using Pattern McCALL’S M6696)

§ Sewing samples pertaining the skills for making the Dress

· Seam Skills

· Pattern Knowledge

· Read Pattern Instructions