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Soft Materials Technology (Intermediate)

This is part of the "Materials" strand of the New Zealand Technology curriculum. The technological processes usually involve the use of fabrics, but may include any "soft" materials: e.g. felt, trimmings, dacron stuffing etc. The emphasis is on creativity, and how fabric and projects can be enhanced, altered, personalised and embellished. There is at least one compulsory element, plus a wide range of choices and experiments.

Year 7 Students - Two terms

Key skills.
Hand stitching; fabric decoration; using the overlocker, iron and sewing machines; designing, constructing, evaluating.
Compulsory: - Either a book mark or "cup cake" pin cushions, spicy mug mat, and  apron or eco bag. Then a  choice of: pencil case, pillow case, cushion cover, gift bag, drawstring bag, pencil holder,  Christmas decoration, tissue holder, gift bag, scarf.
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Year 8 Students - Two terms

 Compulsory design briefs: Design and make an apron and personalize it with a creative pocket or design and make an "eco bag" for supermarket shopping.
Design and make a soft toy suitable for a young child at the Foundation of Hope Orphanage in Tanzania. These briefs are followed with a project of their own choice: device case,  a Bible cover, wrist wallet, plastic bag storer, sock bag, Christmas decorations or something of their own design.
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Pencil case toy
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