There was a debate about fabric crafts and everyone proposed their ideas. Finally pupils chose to create gifts for friends or parents. Handmade objects are always appreciated on any occasion. We have no sewing machine at school, for this reason we looked for basic sewing skills and minimal materials.
Lorenzo thought about his mother, who usually burns her fingers when cooking. He chose yellow fabric, the same colour as the curtains of the kitchen.
Filippo thought about his mother too. For her he created a pincushion: his mum will never loose her sewing pins again.
Valentina & Sandro wanted to create hearts for their friends. They are pendants or key rings. Valentina wanted to keep one for herself and hang it in her bedroom.
The used materials are: fabric, woollen cloth, thread, needles, padding.
Pupils worked following various stages:
- object choice
- selection of required materials
- cut of cloth
- final seam
teachers led pupils in the creation of articrafts.
Pincushion is used in sewing to store pins or needles with their heads protruding so as to take hold of them easly, collect them and keep them organized. Its most popular design is a ball.