St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Design & Technology

Cut, Stitch and Join


Applique, motif, sequin, textile. 



Children build on their knowledge of stitching from the Y1 Funny faces & Fabulous Features art project and materials studied in the Y2 Uses of Materials science project. They are introduced to the contemporary product designer Cath Kidston and observe the functions and characteristics of the brand.  They explore the purpose of a sewing pattern and investigate ways in which fabrics are joined and fastened.      


Children practice joining fabrics using glue and running stitches.  They observe and explore ways to embellish fabrics using simple printing and adding sewn embellishments, such as buttons, sequins and applique.