BEGINNER'S PROJECTS

Each of these beginner projects are aimed at giving our learners the skills to explore and express their ideas and develop aesthetic awareness. At Project Fashion we enable the learners to see and solve problems through imaginative thinking and creativity. With each of our projects below our learners will learn lifelong skills with each project expanding their skill set ready to start their collections.

No. 1 FABRIC BELT

Fabric Measurements

  • 60cm x 15cm of fabric
  • 60cm of two different colored ribbons at 2.5cms width.
  • 60cm of a thin ribbon.
  • Buttons, beads and trimmings to decorate as you wish.

What you will learn

  • Get to know the feel of your fabric
  • How to turn out fabric
  • How to iron your fabric
  • How to work with mixed media
  • How to hand sew buttons

example fabric belt

Project Fashion Bow

No. 2 HAIR BOW:

Fabric Measurements

  • 28cm X 21cm of preferred fabric

What you will learn

  • How to hand sew
  • How to pinch fabric to give it shape
  • How to attach a hair clip/bobbin

No. 3 SCRUNCHIE

Fabric Measurements

  • 38cm x 18cm of fabric
  • 20cm of  5mm – 10mm elastic

What you will learn

  • How to bag out the scrunchie
  • How to thread through the elastic
  • How sew elastic

scrunchie

Felt-purses

No. 4 ANIMAL FELT PURSES

Fabric Measurements

  • 18cm x 12cm
  • Embellishments
  • 1m of ribbon
  • Button for eyes/nose

What you will learn

  • How to work with felt
  • How to create a face using fabric
  • How to attach a handle

No. 5 PIN CUSHION:

Fabric Measurements

  • 7cm X 7cm of preferred fabric
  • 15cm of elastic
  • Wadding to stuff the pin cushion

What you will learn

  • How to stitch the cushion and leave an opening
  • How to use wadding
  • How to close an opening

Face Masks

No. 6 FACE MASK

Fabric Measurements

  • 70cm x 70cm of fabric
  • 50cm  5mm or thinner of  soft elastic
  • Buttons, beads and trimmings to decorate as you wish.

What you will learn

  • How to cut fabric on the double
  • Learn how to line the mask
  • How to attach elastic to a garment
  • How to iron your fabric
  • How to work with mixed media

No. 7 HEADBAND/BANDANA

Fabric Measurements

  • 20 cm x 50 cm square of preferred fabric

What you will learn

  • How to create a double hem
  • How to pivot around a corner

bandana

Project fashion sleepover bag 1

No. 8 SLEEPOVER BAG

Fabric Measurements

  • One 30cm X 30cm patterned fabric
  • Two 30cm X 40cm rectangles of a different fabric
  • 80cm of cotton tape

What you will learn

  • How to create a pocket
  • How to create handles
  • How to create seams

No. 9 POCKET SCARF

Fabric Measurements

  • 25cm x 150cm fleece fabric.
  • 25cm x 150cm patterned fabric.
  • 2 buttons.

What will you learn

  • How to work with a stretch fabric
  • How to work with 2 fabric mediums together
  • How to embellish your design

 

Project Fashion pocket scarf girl

example drawstring

No. 10 DRAWSTRING BAG

Fabric Measurements

  • 75cm x 50cm of fabric
  • 90cms of ribbon
  • 2 colored beads

What you will learn

  • How to create a tunnel
  • How to feed ribbon through the tunnel
  • How to add beads for embellishment

No. 11 APRON

Fabric Measurements

  • 45cm x 40cmof fabric for the apron.
  • 25cm x 20cm of contrasting fabric for the pocket.
  • 120cm of Ribbon. About 5cm wide.

What you will learn

  • How to create a waistband
  • How to judge garment length

 

examle apron

apron

No. 12 LONG APRON

Fabric Measurements

  • 2m of fabric for the apron.
  • 1.5m ribbon/bias binding of contrasting fabric for the pocket.

What you will lea

  • How to attach bias binding
  • How to judge garment length

 

No 13 COLLAR

Fabric Measurements

  • 20cm square of cotton
  • 18cm square of a different colour felt
  • 50cm of rick-rack braid
  • 60cm of ribbon to match the rick-rack braid

What you will learn

  • How to work with felt
  • How to attach braid

 

collar

No 14 LAUNDRY BAG       

Fabric Measurements

  • 125cm X 120cm patterned fabric
  • 20cm X 120cm of a contrasting fabric
  • 230cm of cotton tape

What you will learn

  • The importance of fabric choice
  • How to sew 2 different shapes together

No. 15 BUCKET HAT

Fabric Measurements

  • 1.5m of fabric
  • 25cm of valine (medium to heavy fabric)
  • Ribbon, buttons, sequins etc to embellish

What you will learn

  • How to work with Valine
  • How important fabric choice is for the garment you are making
  • How to sew around a curve
  • How to attach two curved pieces together
  • Revisit how to hand sew on buttons & embellish

busket-hat

Project Fashion Beret

No. 16 BERET

Fabric Measurements

  • 70cm X 70cm of any preferred fabric

What you will learn

  • How to measure for a custom fit
  • How to cut a shape out in the middle of the fabric

 

No. 17 BUM BAG

Fabric Measurements

  • 50cm X 50cm of any preferred fabric
  • 1/4m of velcro
  • 3/4m of ribbon
  • 2 Buttons
  • Embellishments

What you will learn

  • How to attach velcro
  • How to embellish

 

BUMBAG

Project Fashion wrap skirt photo

NO. 18 WRAP SKIRT 

Fabric Measurements

  • Measure your child waist and add 25cm X 50cm
  • 2 Buttons

What you will learn

  • How to make a wrap skirt to fit your waist
  • How to create a button hole
  • How to create a dart

No. 19 TOOL CASE

Fabric Measurements

  • 55cm x 45cmpatterend fabric
  • 50cm x 65cm of contrasting fabric
  • 70cm of ribbon about 7.5cm wide

What you will learn

  • How to create individual segments for each item

exaple tool case

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