June 16, 2021 | Sam Martino
Wondering about those pillows your child is bringing home?
Third graders are working on their final art project of the year. Over the last couple of weeks the Fountains and Mountains have been reviewing sewing in preparation for making their own pillows.
Students practiced threading a needle, the running stitch, the back stitch, and the whip stitch. Many students felt confident about the project, having already done some sewing in first grade.
Each student had the chance to design a template for their pillow. After reviewing the design and adding extra details, students began to sew the two pieces of felt together. This process required careful planning from students and patience. Sewing can be a slow process and, as many students learned, threading a needle is an art.
With strong fine motor skills and an understanding of the design process, students were able to make some amazing pillows.