THEME: CLOTHING AND TEXTILES
PREVIOUS LESSON – The Sewing Machine II – Uses and Cares for the Sewing Machines (Primary 6)
TOPIC: THE SEWING MACHINE
1. Sewing Measuring Tools
2. Taking Measurements
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
1. explain measuring tools.
2. identify measuring tools.
2. take body measurement accurately.
School uniform and other wears measurement.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
Tape, measurement, stick, tailors chalk, pencil, brown paper, fabric, e.g. calico;
A chart showing body measurements; Finished articles sewing tools/equipment.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Home Economics Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION
Measuring Tools are tools used for patterns and body measurements to ensure accuracy and good outfits.
It is important and professional take accurate measurements in order to ensure good outfits. For accurate measurements, the following sewing measuring tools are used.
SEWING MEASURING TOOLS
Measuring and sewing tools for body measurement and garment construction –
1. Tape measure
2. Tailor’s chalk
5. Cutting board/table
6. Pin cushion
9. Flat iron
10. Ironing board, etc.
LESSON TWO – TAKING MALE AND WOMAN BODY MEASUREMENTS
Men’s Sizing Charts
Parts of the body to be measured –
Take measurement up under the arms and around chest.
Measure from the base of the neck, across shoulder, down arm to slightly bent elbow and up to wrist.
Measure circumference at the narrowest part.
Measure at the fullest point, standing with feet together.
Measure around the largest part of the head.
6. Gloves and mitts
On adult gloves and mitts, your hand circumference in inches equals glove size. Measure around a flat hand at the knuckles; do not include thumb.
7. Full length
Women’s Sizing Charts
Parts of the body to be measured –
Measure all the way around your bust and back on the line of your nipples.
Measure directly under your breasts, as high up as possible.
Measure at its narrowest point width-wise, usually just above the navel.
Measure around the widest part of the hipbones.
Measure midway between the widest part of your hips and your waist.
Measure around fullest part of upper leg while standing.
Measure immediately above the knee.
Measure around fullest part.
9. Upper arm
Measure above your elbows – around fullest part.
Measure below your elbows – around fullest part.
11. Full length
REVISION AND WEEK 3 LESSON ASSESSMENT
As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions; Brings sewing tools to the class;
2. Asks pupils to explain measuring tools.
Pupil’s Activities – State and discuss the meaning of measuring tools. Identify and explain various measuring tools and use them correctly.
3. Guides pupils in taking and recording of body (male/female) measurements;
Pupils’ Activities – Practice taking of body measurement.
4. Invites a fashion designer to demonstrate simple body measurements.
Pupil’s Activities – Take body measurements.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – Sketching of simple apron and cap using the body measurement on brown paper.
Pupils to –
1. Mention four measuring tools;
2. Name five parts of the body to be measured for clothing construction.
3. Take accurate measurements of male and female.