Life Skills Properties and Characteristics of Fabrics

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Teach your Life Skills students about the properties and characteristics of fabrics with this wonderful resource!

Students learn about the meaning of fabric absorbency, durability, flexibility, texture and elasticity as well as the types of fabrics that possess each of these characteristics in the PowerPoint. Students can then answer a series of questions and complete activities in the corresponding worksheet.

Also included in this resource pack is a lesson plan with teacher instructions to help make implementing this resource in the classroom a breeze!

This resource has been designed to meet outcomes and syllabus dot points from the Life Skills Properties and Performance of Textiles area of study of the NSW NESA Textiles Technology syllabus, however, it can be used with students across a range of learning levels.

Pack includes:

  • 1 x 8-slide Life Skills Properties and Characteristics of Fabrics PowerPoint.
  • 1 x 2-page Life Skills Properties and Characteristics of Fabrics worksheet (PDF).
  • Lesson plan with teacher instructions.


> explores factors that influence textile design TEXLS-3

  • investigate the characteristics of fabrics, yarn and/or fibre, for example:
    • absorbency
    • durability
    • flexibility
    • texture
    • elasticity