Year 10 Materials Technology: Fabrics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Bowis

This course provides students with knowledge and skills so they can construct items/garments using textile fabrics and the sewing machine.

This course will offer learning experiences in the following:

  • Learn basic sewing skills before exploring the creative techniques possible on the sewing machine.
  • Undertake basic fabric research and learn how to prepare and use a commercial pattern.
  • Learn how to carry out simple techniques and processes using the tools of the trade.
  • Students will be introduced to simple design features and construct basic garments.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The course has a practical component which requires students to design their own garments. To realise their designs students may choose to purchase their own fabric, pattern, notions etc, or they may use items supplied by the school. There will be a take home cost to cover some of the materials supplied by the school.


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.