Sewing Lesson Plan for Kids

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Sewing is an essential skill and may help kids develop fine motor control. This lesson plan explains the value and technique of sewing. An activity gives kids practice along with a meaningful takeaway.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify and discuss commonly-sewn items
  • explain the purpose of sewing
  • list the supplies needed to sew
  • summarize the process of sewing


30 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.


Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.


Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.


  • A short video clip of someone hand-sewing
  • A short video clip of a sewing machine at work
  • A piece of scrap fabric
  • Yellow felt cut into four-inch circles
  • Large plastic needles
  • Thick black thread or yarn cut into 24-inch lengths
  • Scissors

Key Vocabulary

  • Finishing knot
  • Needle
  • Seam
  • Sewing
  • Stitch
  • Thread

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