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Fabric Reference Guide

Main Core Tie

Fashion Design Studio
Strand 3 Performance Skills

Additional Core Ties

Fashion Design Studio
Strand 3 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each

Group Size



Robin Lewis


Students will create a fabric reference guide of several different types of fabrics.


  • Fabric Samples (Natural and Synthetic fibers, and different fabric types)...see the assignments for specific fabrics needed. (I cut the samples into 1 1/2" squares.) It helps if all the fabrics are in piles to pass out to the students (of you can put them in baggies for each student to pick up.)
  • Several staples to pass around the room.

Background for Teachers

Information about natural and synthetic fibers and different fabrics.

Student Prior Knowledge

Common characteristics of fabrics.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will identify natural and synthetic fibers and understand the characteristics of each. Students will create a fabric reference guide consisting of natural/synthetic fibers and woven/knit fabrics.

Instructional Procedures

Hand out the note packets to students. Using the power point go over the information on natural/synthetic fibers. Hand out to the students samples of each fiber they can staple in their packets. Hand out the note packet and fabrics fro identification. Show the power point of the different fabrics and students will guess which fabric is correct and staple it in their packets.

Strategies for Diverse Learners

Students can work with a partner.

Assessment Plan

  • Check off the packets with the fibers correctly stapled in place.
  • Test on textiles.

Created: 05/30/2012
Updated: 02/05/2018