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  • PDF downloads for Level 2 Unit 5 project instructions:  Express It! Embroidered Necklace and Keychain + Sydney Shirt

  • Templates for Express It! 

  • Pattern for Sydney Shirt in PDF tiling and wide format pattern (for copy shop printing) 

  • Detailed Instructor Lesson Plans


Information about this Unit:

Skills Learned:

  • Hand embroidery

  • Making a necklace

  • Making a shirt with facing

  • Gathering

  • Using the burrito method for a garment project

  • Hemming

  • Using a serger*

* Using a serger to finish seam allowance is preferred, but optional. Assess whether students are able to operate the serger independently.  Or, use


Additional Notes:

  • Sydney Shirt pattern sizes: kids' sizes 5 – M10

Level 2, Unit 5 Curriculum

  • Classroom Materials Needed:

    Each student needs the following: 

    • (1) Scrap of solid quilting cotton/linen 

    -Scrap needs to be at least a 7” square. 

    • Embroidery thread - we recommend Sulkies Petites 12 wt. 

    • Mini embroidery hoop 

    • ‘Learn to Embroider!’ instruction packets 

    • If making the necklace... 

    • Chain (in silver or gold) 

    • (2) jumper hoops 

    • (1) split ring 

    • (1) metal jewelry clasp 

    • If making the keychain... 

    • (1) split key ring with chain

    Classroom Tools Needed: 

    • Acrylic ruler, cutting mat, and rotary cutter (for instructor use only) 

    • Frixion pen 

    • Fabric shears 

    • Lightbox 

    • Gluestick (optional) 

    • Needlenose pliers 

    • Flush cutter with tapered head

  • Classroom Materials Needed:

    Each student needs the following: 

    • 44” or 54” wide woven fabric such as rayon, voile, chambray, etc. (quantity needed depends on size; see size chart on next page). 

    • 2/3 yard of ribbon

    Classroom Tools Needed: 

    • Seam Gauge or Clover Hot Press Ruler 

    • Frixion Pen 

    • Wonder Clips 

    • Iron 

    • ‘Sewing the Armsyce’ video (included in file)

    * A serger is not mandatory for completing this project, but it is very helpful. Students with a more advanced skill level/age should be able to operate the serger with guidance. If you do not have a serger, substitute with a zig-zag stitch.

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