Our first unit is nearly complete (Planning our Future); I have been very impressed by everyone’s
enthusiasm and hard work in Family and Consumer Science. We are starting our sewing unit next week
(9/24). A continuing emphasis will be on: following directions, learning to work cooperatively, and time
In our sewing unit we will be learning how to use a sewing machine, as well as learning hand sewing
skills. Students will be graded on usage of materials, written reflection assignments, vocabulary
knowledge, and the projects. We will be doing a few projects to show our new skills; one of which will
be making an apron. Students will need to bring 2 ½ yards of fabric of their choosing and matching
thread to class by Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Please let me know if there is a financial need and you are
unable to purchase the material.
All tracing paper, rulers, shears, pins, needles, and tape measures are provided. However if you choose
to supply your student, his/her personal materials may be kept in his/her storage bin in class.
Other projects we will do in this unit: drawstring bags and a quilt for charity. Students can bring in their
own materials or use our donated supply.
Optional project: Pink Tie-Dye for the Cure! October ___ will be Mattson’s Wear Pink day. If students
choose to do this project they may bring a school appropriate shirt by ____________ to tie-dye.
Students who opt out will be given an alternative assignment to receive credit for.
Special request: We are looking for fabric 1 foot square or bigger for our quilt project and extra 2 ½ yard
donations for aprons for students in need. If you have any clean fabric scraps new or old consider
donating them. We will take any size and pattern.
Address of nearest fabric stores:
Joann Fabrics- 25810 104th Avenue Southeast Kent, WA 98030 (253) 859-1143
Michaels- 6761 South 216th Street, Kent, WA 98030 (253) 395-9291
Thank you for your time and support.