Passion Projects Reflection
Please answer all of the following questions
Describe your passion project. What was your learning in it? What were you trying to produce?
My passion project was sewing a backpack. To describe it I would say sewing it was tricky. Also it was scary when you would be sewing the real fabric and people were just staring at you. My learning in this project was definitely learning to thread a sewing machine. The next thing I learnt was how to actually sew. The biggest thing I learnt was what everything I called in and on a sewing machine. I was trying to produce a backpack. The project was tricky and when I finish sewing it I think it will look great.
How far did you get with your passion project? What would have helped you to get further?
I got quite far with my passion project. I was basically up to sewing everything together. Another stage I was up to for my passion project was finding out what a drawstring is and I found out what it is and I know where it goes. To help me get further would of been more time in the afternoon and everyone gets a go on the sewing machine everyday. Something else that would've helped would be that everyone had their own machine.
What was the most challenging part of your passion project?
The most challenging part of my passion project was sewing it. I think the next hardest part had to be cutting out the fabric on the black lines. Another hard thing was ironing the interfacing on the tufts and tails. The absolute hardest thing was sharing the sewing machine and avoiding moaning from people. The people moaning wasn’t using their pacientes and the people moaning would always hog MY sewing machine.
What was surprising about your passion project?
The bobbin in the sewing machine is very important and that you can not sew without one. Another thing that was surprising is that sewing is very tricking and if you make a mistake you have to unpin and unpinning takes ages.
Did you follow your plan well? Why or why not?
A little bit. The reason to that is I had to change my idea from making a t-shirt to a backpack. But I still did sewing. I followed my plan because I am doing a slide about some handy tips on sewing. I half and half with following with my plan.
Which learning muscles did you use the most while you were working on your passion project? How did you use each one?
- Perseverance = I showed my perseverance muscle when I just thought that I couldn’t do some stuff but I kept trying. Also when I was pinning and I pinned myself and I just kept going and didn’t worry about the minor injury.
- Questioning = I asked lots of questions to do with a sewing machine and what parts mean from my bag. I also asked how to do lots of things and now thanks to myself asking questions and the sewing girls asking questions I know heaps of things about sewing.
- Interdependence = I showed this muscle when one of the girls from the sewers needed help and we both learnt from what each other knew.
Which learning muscles did you find difficult to stretch during passion project time?
I think the hardest muscle to stretch during passion project time was Perseverance because it was very hard to keep going when you think I is not going to work. Another reason why that was hard to stretch was that if I pin myself I feel like giving up because it hurt but I ended up using this muscle well.
Include a picture/embedded link to your passion project
I am just up to sewing it together.
If you were allowed to pick a new passion project, what would you choose and why?
I think I would pick acting. I would pick that because it is one of my favourite things. Also I would pick that because it is very fun to do and I be able to write a script for it and I love writing.
What was your favourite part of passion projects?
My favourite part was sewing. That was my favourite because you know that you have not wasted time and that you are trying hard to finish and you are up to putting it all together and that means you are nearly finished. Another favourite part was hearing what other people’s passion was and it was really cool knowing just a little bit more about others.