Tutorial - Changing up a template | Summer School 2021: Week 6 - HOME ECONOMICS CLASS

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  1. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

    Dec 17, 2012
    Hello friends! Welcome to the 6th and final week of our Summer School Program. This week we are going to focus on Home Economics.

    First, I wanted to give you a little history on the subject, since it's a bit of an antiquated subject and then bring it around to the current views.

    Historically, the purpose of these courses was to professionalize housework, to provide intellectual fulfillment for women, and to emphasize the value of "women's work" in society and to prepare them for the traditional roles of sexes.

    The International Federation for Home Economics was established in 1908. In the United States, home economics courses have been a key part of learning the art of taking care of a household. In the 19th Century, Home Economics courses mainly taught students how to cook, sew, garden, and take care of children, primarily taken by women.

    We've come a long way and now Home economics is called family and consumer sciences, is today a subject concerning human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science and preparation, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.

    This week, we are going to take a modern day approach to using the skills learned in the Home Ec sewing/apparel module to re-use a pattern to make something new and our own. Specifically, I mean, Templates! YAY...who doesn't love a template????? I LOVE templates and I save a lot of my LOs blank to use again later as a whole new template. You can literally make hundreds of LOs with the same template just by changing things around a bit.

    FIVE fun ways to change up a template:
    1. Rotate the template
    2. Flip the template horizontally
    3. Flip the template vertically
    4. Combine templates
    5. Take a few bits and pieces of a template and delete the rest

    I made a video tutorial that goes with this week's lesson, as well as, the challenge (posted separately)

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2021
    Cherylndesigns, G.J., umyesh and 2 others like this.
  2. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Nov 6, 2017
    fabulous tutorial Farrah, thank you.
    Sometimes I add extra photo spots to templates.
  3. marijke

    marijke Pollywog

    Jul 2, 2010
    Great video .. thank you Farrah ..
  4. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

    Apr 24, 2013
    Nice tutorial !
  5. umyesh

    umyesh President of the Hangry Ladies Supper Club

    Jul 17, 2012
    I love your videos Farrah! It’s fun to watch you scrap.
  6. mary kate

    mary kate Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    I really enjoyed this tutorial
  7. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

    Apr 15, 2011
  8. sberkan

    sberkan Says "yes" to new adventures...

    Dec 23, 2014
    Great tutorial! I love changing up templates. When I do calendars I pick a set of 4 templates and use them multiple times. It gives the project such a cohesive look even when the subjects are so different!
  9. G.J.

    G.J. Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    Awesome tutorial, thank you so much my dear for the video and for all the tips.

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