On an impromptu shopping trip to JoAnn Fabrics yesterday, I discovered a great book that any FACS teacher who teaches sewing and textiles should add to their reference library.
Sew Retro, A Stylish History of The Sewing Revolution by Judi Ketteler is a charming snapshot of the sewing history in America. Besides being a great read, the book also includes 25 vintage-inspired projects that are simple enough to use as classroom projects. Check out the author’s website for additional retro sewing projects. www.sewretrothebook.com/index.html. The Sewing History section of the website gives a great overview of the evolution of sewing. Very cool!
Incorporating history into your FACS curriculum is so important to improving your program’s credibility. If you’re looking for ways to emphasize history in FACS, check out our resource Historical FACS for activities for every FACS content area.
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Have a Fresh FACS day!