Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 Textiles Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960418

Recommended Prior Learning


Year 8 Textiles introduces learners to the skills of textile design and construction in a practical sense. 

Learners will:

  • use patterns to construct a personal P─ôke taura/Drawstring Bag for their use, using machine skills 
  • create a hand stitched item to develop hand eye skills and the simple enjoyment of creating unique crafts

Learning Areas:



Year 9 Food and Textiles Technology, Year 9 Materials Technology/Design and Visual Communication

Career Pathways

Patternmaker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Model, Photographer, Garment Technician

Course Costs and Equipment

Cost of fabric, dye, fabric paint, thread and printed booklet


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.