Sewing a Button Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Sailus

Chris has an M.A. in history and taught university and high school history.

In this lesson plan, students follow an in-class demo on how to sew a button. They will then attempt to complete the process on their own while the teacher offers helpful tips and guidance.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Sew a button onto a piece of fabric.
  • Understand the important steps to sewing buttons.


45 minutes


  • Buttons (enough so each student has one)
  • Sewing needles (enough so each student has one)
  • Thread (approximately 12-24 inches per student)
  • Pieces of fabric (anything will do; e.g., handkerchiefs, felt squares, etc.)

Key Vocabulary

At the conclusion of this lesson, students should be able to identify and define the following vocabulary terms:

  • Sewing
  • Button
  • Thread
  • Shank

Curriculum Standards


Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.


Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

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