Course Map for

Sport Sewing I

Taught by:  Grayce Rees

This is a semester class worth .5 Career Technology Education Credit or Elective Credit. 

U.S.O.E. Core Standards, Objectives and C.T.E. Skills can be found at http://www.uen.ort/core/

Last updated February 22, 2005

Term/Week

Content/Core Standards

Learning Activity/Performance Objectives

Assessment

Term 1:  Week 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content:  Identification of sewing machine parts and their function, safety, and maintenance

 

Core Standard: 

20.0223-0101 Identify the needle stitch plate, feed dogs/system, presser foot, bobbin case, spool pin, upper thread tension, presser foot lever/lifter, thread take-up lever, foot pedal, hand wheel, stitch length control, and stitch width control.  Demonstrate how to replace a needle and how to turn the hand wheel when sewing.  Identify sewing safety precautions and procedures.  Clean, oil, and care for the machine according to the machine manual.

 

The instructor will…

-Introduce students to classroom set-up, supplies and equipment. 

-Distribute student folders and storage totes.

-Demonstrate basic sewing techniques and procedures for machine care.

 

Following the demonstration by the instructor the student will…

-Identify the machine parts and functions and proper operation and care for the sewing machine.  –Demonstrate the proper use of sewing machine and equipment.
-Demonstrate threading the machine and winding the bobbin.
-Demonstrate replacing a needle and cleaning and oiling the machine

Performance Objectives:
20.0113-0101 Identify the parts of the sewing machine.  Operate and care for the sewing machine.

 

Evaluation of student use of machines

 

Quiz on sewing machine parts, use and care

 

Evaluation of student’s ability to perform equipment related procedures properly.

 

Evaluation of student samples of straight and curved seams and functional and decorative stitches.

 

Evaluation of sample seam with 5/8” seam, backstitch and zigzag seam finish

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of Performance Objectives

Term 2: Week 2

 Content:  Basic Sewing Techniques

Core Standard:  
20.0113-0501 Identify and practice basic construction techniques:  basting, clean finish, clipping, edge stitching, facing, fold line, grading/layering, grainline (lengthwise, crosswise, bias), interfacing, notches, one-way directional patterns/prints, reinforce stitching, seam allowance, seam finishes, selvage, stay stitching, stitching line, stitch in the ditch, top stitching.

20.0113-0601 Complete appropriate seam and edge finishes.  A seam finish is applied to the raw fabric edges, used to prevent raveling/fraying.  Identify terms:  zigzagged, serged open, serged closed, clean finished, stitch and pink.

Content:  Basic Sewing Equipment

Core Standard: 
20.0113-104 Identify sewing equipment, function, and safety procedures.  Identify a seam ripper, dressmaker pins, shear/scissors, pinking shears, rotary cutter and mat, seam gauge, tape measure, and transparent rulers.  List sewing equipment safety precautions, procedures, and maintenance.

Following the demonstration by the instructor students will…

-Sew straight and curved rows of stitching sew several rows of functional and decorative stitches while experimenting with stitch length and width.

-Students will follow demonstrated techniques to sew a seam in fabric with backstitching and zig zag seam finish.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor students will sew and label the following seam widths:  ¼”, 3/8”, ½”, 5/8”, ¾”, and 1”.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor students will machine stitch a double 1” sample hem.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor students will use two appropriate hand hem techniques to hem a double 1” sample hem.

Performance Objectives:  20.0113-0504 Construct correct seam allowances with appropriate edge and seam finishes.

20.0113-0606 Construct a machine-stitched hem.

20.0113-0608 Complete one or more of the following hand stitches:  blind stitch, hemstitch, slipstitch, whipstitch, or ladder stitch.

-Classroom team scavenger hunt:  Student groups will be assigned a number of items of small sewing equipment.  Team members will collect the items and report to the class where they were found, what they are used for, and what safety precautions should be used with each item.                        

 

Evaluation of student sewing samples

Daily Participation Points

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation of sample sewing


Participation Points

Evaluation of group response

Evaluation of seams and seam finishes


Evaluation of machine-stitched hem

Evaluation of hand-sewn hem


Evaluation of group work

Term 1:  Week 3

Content:  Identification of grainlines and characteristics of woven fabrics, preparation of woven fabrics for cutting, pattern layout and cutting procedures will be taught.

Core Standards: 
20.0113-0302 Discuss how fabric construction affects selection of fabric.  Identify the characteristics of woven fabrics.  Identify the characteristics of knit fabrics.  Identify the characteristics of non-woven/felting.

20.9113-0403 Correctly layout the pattern pieces on the fabric.  Preshrink fabric.  Press and straighten grain, if necessary.  Check for one-way and or nap layout.  Identify correct layout.  Check grainline.  Double check all pieces before cutting.

20.0113-0201 Students will identify basic pressing equipment.  Identify parts and functions of irons.  Identify temperature settings.  Explain safety procedures.  Explain the maitenenance of an iron.

20.0113-0202 Identify pressing cloth, sleeve roll, tailor’s ham, sleeve board.  Complete pressing/ironing techniques.  Demonstrate the use of fusables.

20.0113-0404 Use the correct spacing and positioning of pins.  Select and use appropriate cutting tool(s).  cut notches away from the seam allowance.  Keep the fabric as flat as possible when cutting pattern pieces out.

-Following the instructor’s demonstration students will identify the lengthwise, crosswise and bias grainline of their selected fabric.

-Students will handle fabric samples and identify them as woven, non-woven or knit.

-Following the instructor’s demonstration students will straighten the grain of their selected fabric.

-Introduction of Stuff Bag: the bag may be used to store a sleeping bag, or be hung in a closet to collect dirty clothes.

-Introduction of pressing and ironing equipment.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor students will identify and properly use ironing equipment to press their fabric.

Performance Objective 20.0113-0505 Implement correct pressing techniques throughout project construction.

-Following the instructor’s demonstration students will lay the pattern pieces for the stuff bag on the true grainline, pin, check and cut. 

Evaluation of student ability to identify fabric grainlines

Quiz on grainlines

Evaluation of student ability to identify fabrics

Evaluation of student ability to straighten the grainline

Evaluation of student success at pattern layout and cutting procedures

Participation Points

Evaluation of student’s knowledge and use of ironing equipment.

Term 1:  Week 4

Content:  Correctly mark the necessary pattern markings on the fabric pieces.  Follow correct construction procedures for Stuff Bag.

Core Standards: 

20.0113-0405 Identify methods of marking.  Select and use the best type of marking for the fabric.

20.0113-0501 Identify and practice basic construction techniques:  basting, clean finish, clipping, edge stitching, facing, fold line, grading/layering, grainline (lengthwise, crosswise, bias), interfacing, notches, one-way directional patterns/prints, reinforce stitching, seam allowance, seam finishes, selvage, stay stitching, stitching line, stitch in the ditch, top stitching.

-Following the instructor’s demonstration students will use proper marking tools and make markings on their stuff bag.

-Following the instructor’s demonstration students will begin bag construction including clean finish on bag and pocket, and zigzag around bag and pocket pieces.  Students will sew the hem in the pocket, press and miter the pocket corners and apply the pocket to the bag front.  Students will edge stitch around the pocket and stitch a reinforcement triangle at top corners of the pocket. 

Performance Objective 20.0113-0603 Construct a patch pocket with mitered corners and reinforced top corners.

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of student’s use of marking tools

Quiz on sewing and marking  tools

Evaluation of student’s sewing procedures

 

 

 

 

Term 1:  Week 5

Content:  Stuff Bag construction continued.

Core Standard: 20.0113-0501 Identify and practice basic construction techniques:  basting, clean finish, clipping, edge stitching, facing, fold line, grading/layering, grainline (lengthwise, crosswise, bias), interfacing, notches, one-way directional patterns/prints, reinforce stitching, seam allowance, seam finishes, selvage, stay stitching, stitching line, stitch in the ditch, top stitching.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor students will pin the front and back of the Stuff Bag right sides together and stitch around the three sides of the bag using a 5/8” seam allowance, leaving the top 2” not sewn as marked.  Students will press the seams open and press a 1” casing towards the wrong side of the bag.  Students will sew the casing and square the corners of the bag.  Student will thread drawstrings through the casing.

Performance Objective 20.0113-0602 Construct an appropriate casing for the project.

Student will complete the self-evaluation form and answer the questions on a related worksheet.

Daily Participation Points

Self-evaluation of finished project

Evaluation of student’s finished project by the instructor

Evaluation of student worksheet

Term 1:  Week 6

Content:  Identify serger parts and their function, safety and maintenance.  Resolve sewing and serger malfunctions.

Core Standards:
20.0113-0102 Identify the needle stitch plate, feed dogs/system, presser foot, spool pin, thread tensions, presser foot lever/lefter, foot pedal, handwheel, stitch length control, stitch width control, and upper/lower knives.  Demonstrate how to replace a needle and how to turn the hand wheel with sewing.  Identify safety precautions and procedures when working with a serger.  Clean, oil, and care for serger according to machine manual.

20.0113-0103 Explain how to remedy skipped stitches, lint removal, noisy sewing machine, puckered seams, snagged fabric, tension, breaking of needle, etc.  Complete basic problems encountered when sewing:  thread jam, broken needle, dull knives, incorrect stitch formation, etc.

Content:   Identify the information found on the pattern envelope.  Complete pattern preparation.

Core Standards:
20.0113-0401 Identify important information on the pattern envelope:  appropriate size, fabric type, notions, and yardage.  Identify important information found on the guide sheet:  select pattern pieces, layout, and construction steps.

20.0113-0402 Identify pattern tissue terminology/symbols:  grainline, arrows, notches, small dots, square, triangles, buttons and buttonholes, cutting line, stitching line, fold lines,.  Complete necessary pattern adjustments:  length or width.

-Students will watch a video on serger use and care.  Students will complete a worksheet naming the parts of the serger and be able to identify the parts on an actual serger.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor students will become Level 1:  Serger Certified by doing the following:  stitching a straight serged seam, stitching curved seams (inside and outside), creating a reinforcement stitch at the beginning and end, stitching corners (inside and outside).

-Following a demonstration by the instructor students will help one another take body measurements and determine pattern size.

Performance Objective 20.0113-0401 Take basic body measurements to correctly determine pattern size.

-Each student will be given a pattern for pajama pants.  Students will evaluate the outside pattern envelope and discover the important information found thereon.  Groups of students will discuss and record the information and report their findings to the class.

-Students will remove the pattern guide from their pattern envelopes and discover the important information found thereon.  Groups of students will discuss and record the information and report their findings to the class.

-Students will play “Symbol Pictionary” and draw selected symbols on the white board to be identified by their teammates.

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of serger worksheet

Evaluation of student’s serged samples

Quiz on serger parts, use and care

Daily Participation Points’

 

Evaluation of measurement sheet


Evaluation of student responses and class reports from groups

 

Term 1:  Week 6-7

Content:  Identify and use proper fabric preparation, pattern layout, cutting and marking techniques.

Core Standards:
20.9113-0403 Correctly layout the pattern pieces on the fabric.  Preshrink fabric.  Press and straighten grain, if necessary.  Check for one-way and or nap layout.  Identify correct layout.  Check grainline.  Double check all pieces before cutting.

20.0113-0201 Students will identify basic pressing equipment.  Identify parts and functions of irons.  Identify temperature settings.  Explain safety procedures.  Explain the maitenenance of an iron.

20.0113-0202 Identify pressing cloth, sleeve roll, tailor’s ham, sleeve board.  Complete pressing/ironing techniques.  Demonstrate the use of fusables.

20.0113-0404 Use the correct spacing and positioning of pins.  Select and use appropriate cutting tool(s).  cut notches away from the seam allowance.  Keep the fabric as flat as possible when cutting pattern pieces out.

-Following demonstration by the instructor students will prepare fabric for pattern layout, including pressing and straightening the grain.

-Students will find the proper layout on their pattern guide and follow it for proper pattern layout. 

-Following demonstration by the instructor students will lay and pin paper pattern pieces correctly on fabric and cut using proper techniques.

-Students will use appropriate marking tools to transfer pattern markings to the fabric.

Daily Participation Points

 

Quiz on pattern layout, pinning, cutting and marking

Evaluation of pattern layout and permission to cut


Evaluation of cutting and marking techniques

Term 1:  Week 7-8

Content:  Begin construction of pajama pants.  Press garment correctly during construction.

Core Standard:  20.0113-0505 Identify direction seam allowance should be pressed.  Pressing is an up and down motion; ironing is a sliding motion.  Press as you sew.  Use correct temperature for fabric.  Use steam/moisture if appropriate.  Use pressing cloth to prevent scorching and/or shine marks.


20.0113-0501 Identify and practice basic construction techniques:  basting, clean finish, clipping, edge stitching, facing, fold line, grading/layering, grainline (lengthwise, crosswise, bias), interfacing, notches, one-way directional patterns/prints, reinforce stitching, seam allowance, seam finishes, selvage, stay stitching, stitching line, stitch in the ditch, top stitching.

20.0113-0601 Complete appropriate seam and edge finishes.  A seam finish is applied to the raw fabric edges, used to prevent raveling/fraying.  Identify terms:  zigzagged, serged open, serged closed, clean finished, stitch and pink.

 

-Following the pattern instruction guide students will construct pajama pants.

Performance Objective 20.0113-0607 Demonstrate the ability to follow directions/guide sheets throughout the project construction.

-Student will implement correct ironing and pressing techniques throughout project.

Performance Objective 20.0113-0505 Implement correct pressing techniques throughout project construction.

Performance Objectives:  20.0113-0504 Construct correct seam allowances with appropriate edge and seam finishes.

Performance Objective 20.0113-0602 Construct an appropriate casing for the project.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor students will practice sample buttonholes, selecting the 3 best for teacher evaluation.  Student will make buttonholes in their pajama pants.

Performance Objective 20.0113-0604 Construct a buttonhole.

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of student construction techniques

 

Evaluation of pressing and ironing techniques

 

 

Evaluation of seam allowances and seam finishes

Evaluation of appropriate casing

Evaluation of buttonholes

Term 1:  Week 9

Content:  Completion of Pajama Pants
Completion of Performance Objectives

Core Standards: 
20.0113-0302 Discuss how fabric construction affects selection of fabric.  Identify the characteristics of woven fabrics.  Identify the characteristics of knit fabrics.  Identify the characteristics of non-woven/felting.

While students are completing their pajama pants, instructor will administer a skills test to each student.  Each of the Performance Objectives listed above will be evaluated.  Goals will be set for those not completing all of the objectives.  Objectives not accomplished with 80% accuracy will need to be repeated during second term.

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of Performance Objectives

Term 2:  Week 1-2

Content:  Construction of a knit project:  fleece hats and mittens.  Enrichment project for advanced students:  fleece blankets or pillows.

Core Standard:  20.0113.0607 Use commercially prepared directions/guidesheets throughout pattern construction.

 

-Students will identify characteristics of knit fabric:  stretch, loft, texture and etc.

-Following the demonstration by the instructor and pattern instructions, students will complete a fleece hat and mittens.

Performance Objective:  20.0113.0607 Demonstrate the ability to follow directions/guidesheets throughout project construction.

Daily Participation Points


Evaluation of fleece projects

 

Evaluation of student’s ability to follow written directions

Term 2:  Week 3

Content:  Examine and select correct thread for the project.  Compare and select correct machine needles.  Sew on a button.

Core Standards: 
20.0113-502 Standard thread is all purpose/cotton, wrapped polyester.  Specialty threads:  quilting, heavy duty, embroidery, metallic, etc.  Serger thread is lighter weight than standard sewing machine threads.  Quality thread prevents stitching problems. 

20.0113-0503 Identify needle types:  universal, sharp and ball point.  Needle sizes:  the bigger the number the bigger the needle.  Lengthwise groove on the needle carries the thread.  Insert needle according to machine manual.

-Students will match threads with proposed projects and fabrics.

Cooperative Learning:  Comparison Matrix
Students will identify differences and similarities in sewing threads.  Groups will report their findings to the class.
 
-Class discussion and hands on inspection of various types of machine needles.  Students will identify the numbering system used for needles and match the best needle for the purpose and fabric.  Student will complete a needle worksheet.

Performance Objective 20.0113-605 Attach a button by using a hand needle and a thread shank.

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of group reports
Evaluation of student ability to match thread to projects, equipment and fabrics

Evaluation of worksheet

Quiz on threads and needles appropriate to project, equipment and fabrics


Evaluation of button sewing techniques

 

Term 2:  Week 4-5

Content:  Construction of Sports Bag

Core Standards:  20.0113-1006 Apply correct techniques for inserting zippers (centered, lapped, fly or exposed/sport).

Repetition and practice of core standards previously listed.

 

-Students will follow commercially prepared pattern guide and teacher instruction to complete a sports bag.  New techniques include:  sewing on nylon fabric, sewing with webbing, applying a sports zipper.

Daily Participation  Points

Evaluation of student construction techniques and ability to follow instruction guide

Term 2:  Week 6

Content:  Identify basic fibers, the characteristics, use and care of each textile.  Identify laundry and stain removal techniques.

Core Standard:  20.0113-0301 Identify natural fibers:  cotton, silk, linen, and wool.  Identify synthetic fibers:  nylon, polyester, acrylic, rayon, spandex, and acetate.  Identify blended yarns/threads.  Practice stain removal techniques.

-Instructor will present a lecture/discussion on fibers and textiles using overheads.  Students will inspect various fibers and textiles and become familiar with their characteristics and care.

-Cooperative learning groups will explore specific fibers and textiles and report their findings to the class.

-Students will watch a video on laundry and stain removal and practice identifying and removing stains.

Daily Participation Points

 


Evaluation of group reports



Evaluation of stain removal techniques

Term 2:  Week 7

Content:  Review for the State Test.  State Test given.

Core Standards:  All standards will be reviewed.

-Students will pass off final Skill Objectives with 80% mastery or better.

-Review games:  memory equipment I.D., Bingo, pocket matching, pictionary, thumbs up etc.

-Discussions

-Worksheet/study guide

-Overheads and Power Points

-State Test Administered

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of student knowledge based on discussion and participation

Evaluation of worksheet and study guide

Practice test

State Test Scores

Term 2:  Week 8-9

Content:  Final Project (to be determined)

Core Standards:  Continual practice of previously documented standards and objectives.

The selection of the final project will be determined by the instructor and students.  By this point all of the required Performance Objectives should have been met with 80% accuracy or better.  Students still needing to meet objectives must complete projects or samples meeting those requirements. 

Daily Participation Points

Evaluation of student techniques on final project