Category Archives: Textiles and Fashion

Three Clothing Projects Your Students Will Actually Wear

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1. City Gym Shorts from The Purl Bee

We’ve been sewing boxers in “Home Ec” class since forever. The City Gym Shorts from The Purl Bee offers an updated, popular design that your students will love to wear. This pattern is offered for free in both children’s and ladie’s sizing,┬áhip sizes 33″-46″.

2. Scout Tee by Grainline Studio

If the stripes of this project are intimidating, check out the cult following that this pattern has on Pinterest. The fabric possibilities are endless! Sown Brooklyn has done a sew-along with step-by-step photo instructions to simplify this pattern even further.

3. Wiksten Tank by Wiksten

I read about this tank on one of my favorite blogs, In Color Order. She’s made about a gazillion of them which will give your students lots of inspiration. The stylish tank is endlessly versatile and can be lengthened into a dress version.

What are your student’s favorite patterns to make?

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Recycle and ReDesign

I love teaching culinary skills and am blessed to be at a school that allows me to concentrate on one area. But my true love outside of work is textiles! My co-worker asked me to share some of my projects with her class for their recycle and redesign project.
To begin I had the students guess how much money my outfit cost. I’m wearing:
  • Izod floral shirt
  • Silver brand embroidered jeans
  • BCBG Boots
  • Fossil Belt
The closet student guessed $12 and won a beanie that I crocheted from unraveled yarn. The actual cost was $9.35.
I also showed them my T-shirt quilt, quilts that I made from vintage sheets, and bags that I crocheted from plastic bags. It was a lot of fun!
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