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Year 7 Technology Recycle Textiles

Year 7 Technology

The aspiring tailors and seamstresses in Year 7 Technology have been breathing new life into old chip and lolly packets by turning them into stylish pencil cases.

The project is part of the class’s unit on sustainability. The students discussed pollution and waste in Australia and around the world and brainstormed different ways of reusing some of their own waste.

The class used a sewing machine to make pencil cases from their chosen waste wrapper. They designed a template, selected fabric that was donated to the school and repurposed zippers to create their vinyl pencil case.

“It’s important to decrease our waste and the impact we have on the world,” explains Year 7 teacher Lizette Burton, “The kids were very engaged, which was great. I’m pretty sure it was the first time they’ve ever used a sewing machine.”

The students will now apply their newfound sewing skills to creating Christmas stockings in the coming week. Well done, Year 7!