Did you know that jeans were once only used by cowboys, farmers, lumberjacks, miners and railroad workers in America? This was the preferred apparel of this group of hardworking folk because of it's obvious sturdiness and durability. In the 1950s and 60s, the humble denim jeans became very popular among college students around the world. It had become synonymous with the youthful rebellious rock and roll spirit often associated with that period.

Today, jeans is worn by people from all walks of life. It'll be quite a challenge to find a person who does not own at least one pair of jeans. All sorts of different styles, designs and cuts now are available for men, women and children.

This creative printable worksheet set is a tribute to one of the most popular fashion icons of the 20th century. Let's put our fashion thinking caps on and design our own series of denim jeans!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn more about the world famous apparel, the denim jeans. Your child will have the opportunity to design their own line of jeans.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about the history, functional/practical origins of the humble denim jeans and how it became a fashion staple around the world.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different fashion elements (patches, frays, fabric colours, etc) to jeans designs.

Let's get designing!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the origins of the blue jeans. Here's a short history of how blue jeans were invented:

Here's a longer but more comprehensive history of jeans and how it became one of the most sought after fashion staples in modern history.

  • Research and find out more about how jeans are made and the processes it goes through before arriving at the store. Here's a video showing how blue jeans are made from conception to completion:
  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable jeans design worksheets. Each printable represents a different type of style (baggy fit, relaxed fit and skinny fit).

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