NCEA Level 1 Materials Technology: Fabrics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Bowis


  • Sew Basic - make basic pattern adaptation to a pattern by taking key body measurements and selecting correct pattern pieces.  Undertake basic adaptation of a pattern and construct a mock up to test.
  • Weathering the Elements - a look at design elements and why people wear clothes.  Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief.  Carry out testing and research to plan and produce a prototype.  Evaluate the outcome.
  • Sew On - demonstrate understanding of the techniques and procedures used to construct garments by implementing basic procedures to construct a garment or product.

Course Endorsement

A student who wishes to achieve Course Endorsement in this subject must complete the optional external assessment AS 91053.  Please note that students must get a merit or excellence in the external to gain Subject Endorsement.


Technology - Fabrics


NCEA Level 2 Materials Technology: Fabrics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

This course has a practical component which requires students to design 3 of 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.

Pathway Tags

Textiles and Industry Sales and Service, Retail and Wholesale


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.