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FACS: Dishtowel Apron (Textiles)

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning

Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 45 minutes each.

Group Size:


After learning the simple basics of threading a sewing machine, the students will complete an apron using the serger, sewing machine, backstich, and measuring.

Main Curriculum Tie:
FACS 6th Grade
Strand 4 Standard 1

Demonstrate basic skills related to apparel production and textiles.

Career Connections:

  • Clothing Construction

Pattern template, dishtowels, instructions, and straps.
Dishtowels may be ordered from Park Import & Designs, 405 Gateway Dr., Goldsboro, NC, 27534, 1-800-326-3382, Call for a catalogue. Be sure to order in advance! The more you order, the less expensive the towels are. This pattern uses 1 towel for the apron and 1 towel cut into 3 parts for the pocket. You will order 3/1 for each type of apron. The 1-inch check in burgundy, navy, and dark green works well.

Background For Teachers:
Dishtowels should be ordered early, and in bulk.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Sewing terms, how to operate a sewing machine

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will construct an apron.

Instructional Procedures:
The following attachment contains the directions for the apron made from dishtowels.


  • dishtowelapron.doc
    Instructions for making an apron from dishtowels.
    All doc files can be saved and then used with Microsoft Word.


Created Date :
Jul 18 2002 09:26 AM