Make do and Mend

As part of our World War 2 topic, Y6 pupils have been practising their sewing skills. During the war, clothing was rationed and many families stretched their ration-coupons by repairing their existing clothing or exchanging their ration coupons for the raw materials to make new clothes.

Inspired by the thought of repairing or reinvigorating an item of clothing they already owned, Year 6 have been developing their knowledge of different stitches and choosing the appropriate stitches to use for different elements of their designs. The children also had to select from a range of fabrics and consider the qualities of the different materials.