Stage 4-5 Textiles Technology Unit Bundle Pack – Purr-fect Op-paw-tunity

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A fun and engaging Stage 4-5 Textiles Technology Unit Bundle!

Students have the opportunity to help animals in need!  Students design and produce a textile item that will bring joy or comfort to an animal living in a care facility!

Save yourself time with this bundle pack and receive everything you need for a whole term of Textiles Technology!

‘Purr-fect Op-paw-tunity’ provides students with a 40-page student work booklet and folio combined. Plus a comprehensive unit that contains a weekly summary of all activities and content covered. The unit focuses on pet-related Textile items with the option to donate items to animal rescue facilities.

The opportunity to produce pet-related Textile items is extremely popular with students and often encourages students to implement the textiles skills learned in other areas of their lives.

Focus Areas: Non-apparel or Furnishings (Depending on project)

Pack includes:

  • 40-page Student Work Booklet Folio with NSW syllabus links and engaging student activities
  • Textiles Technology 10-week Unit of Work
  • Project and Folio Marking Guidelines
  • Plus 12 additional resources including:
    • Over the Collar Bandana Pattern with large, medium, small options
    • Design Brief Introductory PowerPoint
    • Doggy Bag Pattern- Extension Activity
    • Doggy Bag Sewing Instructions
    • Function vs Aesthetic engaging kinaesthetic PowerPoint
    • Practice makes Purr-fect paper sewing practice sheets
    • Pup of Tea Wellbeing worksheet
    • ‘PUPcycling’ Template
    • Raining Cats and Dogs Material Cards
    • Round of Ap-paws Student Evaluation Sheet
    • Saint Bernard’s Sewing Safety Rules and questions
    • Sewing Spirit Animal Quiz- just for fun

Design Brief:

Pets make excellent companions and the value that they add to their owner’s lives is immeasurable.

However, things do not always work out as planned and sometimes pets will need to be re-homed. This can often involve a stay in an animal shelter or some time in an animal rescue facility.

Many of these facilities are operated by volunteers and a majority of the running expenses are spent feeding the animals.

Your task is to design and produce a textile item that will bring joy or comfort to an animal living in a care facility.

All projects must abide by the following constraints to be acceptable for an animal shelter:

QUALITY: Projects must be finished to a high standard and should show evidence of appropriate construction methods.

SAFETY: Projects must be pet friendly; no embellishments or choking hazards can be included.

SUSTAINABLE: Projects should be created with recycled or repurposed fabric where possible and the incorporation of an up-cycled element is favourable.

This bundle also includes 12 additional resources including extra activities, PowerPoints, and patterns.



Relevant to:



A student:

 justifies the selection of textile materials for specific end uses TEX5-2

  • generates and develops textile design ideas TEX5-4
  • selects and uses appropriate technology to creatively document, communicate and present design and project work TEX5-8
  • selects appropriate techniques and uses equipment safely in the production of quality textile projects TEX5-10
  • evaluates textile items to determine quality in their design and construction TEX5-12




  • identify and creatively document sources of inspiration for a textile project, for example:
    • online graphics or CAD collage creators
    • online collaboration tools
    • mixed media collage
  • generate and develop design ideas using drawing and rendering techniques, for example: (ACTDEP049)
    • scaled pencil sketches
    • tonal colouring techniques using watercolour media
    • graphics or CAD drawing programs
  • use a variety of techniques to communicate and present the development of design ideas, for example:
    • visual and graphical
    • text based, e.g. word processing
    • multimedia
    • oral presentation
  • identify aesthetic and functional performance criteria of textile items, for example: (ACTDEP051)
    • yellow and blue colours to depict sand and the ocean on a wall hanging
    • 100% cotton, pile weave towel for increased absorbency
    • zipper in an apparel item to enable ease of putting the item on and taking the item off


  • justify the selection of materials for a textile item, for example: (ACTDEP051)
    • neoprene fabric for wetsuits used for surfing, water skiing, deep sea diving
    • camouflage clothing for bird watching, wildlife monitoring, military
    • wadding in a quilt for insulation and warmth
    • interfacing in a waistband, facing, collar and cuff to provide dimensional stability and strength
  • experiment with textile materials to determine which are most appropriate for a textile item, for example: (ACTDEK046)
    • testing fabric durability through abrasion tests
    • performance testing of fabrics through moisture absorbency and resistance tests



  • plan and organise the stages involved in the design and production of a textile item to ensure quality completion, for example: (ACTDEK047, ACTDEP052)
    • progress journal
    • student blog
    • graphic organiser, e.g. Gantt chart, flow chart
  • plan and document a procedure (sequence) for the construction of a textile item, for example: (ACTDEP052)
    • a word-processing or spreadsheet application to develop a production flow chart
    • a photo story to record the construction of a pair of boxer shorts
    • a short instructional video explaining how to integrate eTextiles
  • select and safely use textile equipment to construct a quality textile item, for example: (ACTDEP050)
    • plan and produce a safety procedure for project work
    • threading and operating the sewing machine safely
    • safe use of cutting equipment, e.g. dressmaker scissors, rotary cutters
  • experiment with, select and apply techniques to ensure quality textile items, for example: (ACTDEK046, ACTDEK047)
    • joining fabrics and edge finishes
    • closures
    • colouration and decoration
    • hanging methods for a wall hanging
  • interpret, modify and use commercial patterns and/or produce simple patterns for a textile item, including notions, fabric requirements, instruction sheet, pattern markings and layout, for example:
    • transferring pattern instructions
    • choosing the correct pattern size



  • establish criteria for evaluation of a textile item, for example: (ACTDEP048)
    • functional requirements
    • aesthetic aspects
    • proficiency in manufacturing
  • evaluate the designing and producing of a textile item using a variety of techniques including self-evaluation and peer evaluation, for example: (ACTDEP051)
    • a self-reflection record, journal or blog
  • use feedback from evaluation to modify project work and ensure a quality result, for example: (ACTDEP051)
    • use project management evaluation tools, e.g. PMI


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