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Fabric Construction

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:


Students will identify and recognize various types of fabric construction.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Fashion Design Studio
Strand 3 Standard 2

Recognize various types of fabric construction.

Career Connections:

  • Textile Chemist
  • Textile Designer
  • Fabric Designer



Background For Teachers:
Knowledge of Fabric Construction (woven, knit, and non-woven)

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will identify basic weaves (plain, twill and satin), define knits, and identify non-woven fabrics.

Instructional Procedures:
Hand out the worksheet on Fabric Construction. Hand out samples of each type of fabric. Students will identify and staple the samples onto the spaces provided. The teacher can pass out more examples as needed.

Talk about the three types of weaves. Hand out the weaving assignment, and yarn. (I have cardboard for each student with notches in it.) Students will weave samples of each type, and make a page for their portfolio.

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Have students work with a partner.

Assessment Plan:
Portfolio Page of weave samples.

Robin Lewis

Created Date :
May 26 2012 10:38 AM