* This is a Material Intensive Elective. Confirmed enrolment in this Elective is conditional on payment of the Material Intensive charge of $30.

In this elective, students are introduced to the world of Textiles/Fashion. They undertake the Product Design Process by INVESTIGATING, RESEARCHING and GENERATING ideas, PRODUCING high quality products and EVALUATING their work.  

Students make non wearable products (for example:cushions, soft toys, bean bags, bags, etc). Students at year 9 learn the basic skills of using a commercial pattern to make a variety of clothes (for example: hoodies, skirts, dresses, pyjamas, shorts, etc). Students develop hand and machine sewing skills and will also be exposed to printing and dyeing fabric. (Please note: Products may vary depending on student choice and skill level).

This elective also involves a community project giving students the opportunity to work for a client. Later in the semester, students are encouraged to work on individual projects where they are given the opportunity to choose their own product to make or learn a chosen technique.

Students research suitable materials and are expected to produce a design folio and complete written tasks.

This elective prepares students who wish to undertake Year 10 Fashion by Design.

All students are expected to have their own sewing kit. Extra fabric may need to be purchased depending on the product.

Contact Teacher - Barbara Chiodo