Demonstrate clothing maintenance.
Demonstration should include
- laundering--washing, drying, folding, ironing, hanging items of apparel
- repairing--attaching buttons, snaps, hooks and eyes; re-stitching split seams; concealing tears and rips; re-sewing zippers; hemming garments
- constructing--selecting fabric and patterns; laying out, cutting, and marking fabric; using basic machine and hand stitching.
- What factors may influence a choice to construct clothing for self and family rather than to purchase it?
- What criteria do you use to evaluate clothing maintenance, minor repairs, and basic clothing construction?
- What will happen if you cannot take care of your clothing?
- What communication skills do you need to interpret instructions for performing clothing maintenance, minor repair tasks, and basic clothing construction tasks? What special vocabulary terms are associated with these instructions?
- How can technology help you perform clothing maintenance, minor repair tasks, and basic clothing construction tasks?
- What career opportunities are available for people who have the skills to perform clothing maintenance, minor repair tasks, and basic clothing construction tasks?
- Can making your own clothes be a sign of independence and initiative? Why or why not?
- What management skills are essential to perform clothing maintenance, minor repair tasks, and basic clothing construction tasks?
- What time-management techniques can help you stay efficient in your efforts to make, repair, and maintain clothing?
- What information should you have for deciding to construct clothing for self and family?
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Families First: Meet the Challenge
Financial Fitness: Earning
Financial Fitness: Protecting
Financial Fitness: Saving
Financial Fitness: Spending
Power of One: A Better You
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
Focus on Children
National Programs in Action
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Apply time management, organizational, and process skills to prioritize tasks and achieve goals.
Apply consumer skills to providing and maintaining clothing.
Demonstrate professional skills in using traditional and technologically innovative equipment, tools, and supplies in textiles, fashion, and apparel construction, alteration, repair, and recycling.
Use appropriate industry products and materials for cleaning, pressing, and finishing textiles, fashion, and apparel.
Demonstrate basic skills for production, alteration, repair and recycling of textiles, fashion, and apparel.