4-H Sewing Division

Junior (Ages 9-13)

Unit I – Let’s Learn to Sew 

790A     Unit I Clothing Option: Shorts, pants, or skirt with casing waistline (elastic and/or drawstring). Garment must be made from woven fabric and include the following: straight machine stitching, appropriate visible seam finish, and machine stitched hem. This class is for ages 9-13.

790B     Unit I Non-Clothing Option: Apron OR drawstring backpack/shoulder bag OR tote bag with fabric handles OR a laundry bag. Item must be made from woven fabric and include the following: straight machine stitching, appropriate visible seam finish, and a casing or machine stitched hem. Practice projects (travel kit and tissue holder) are not to be entered. This class is for ages 9-13.

 

Unit II – Let’s Get to the Bottom

791    Clothing Option:  Skirt, shorts or pants. Exhibit must be made from woven fabric and include the following: enclosed seams, appropriate seam finish, interfacing, zipper, and a facing or waistband. This class is for youth ages 9-13.

792    Non-Clothing Option:  Zippered tote bag, purse, garment bag or gym bag with zipper and self-fabric straps or handles.

 

Unit III – Top it Off

793    Clothing Option:  Shirt, simple jacket, one piece dress with no waistline, cape with a hood or collar, bathrobe, or vest with lining or facing.

794    Non-Clothing Option:  Backpack with lining, applied trim, and button/buttonhole closure.

 

Unit IV – Stretch Your Knit Skills

795    1 or 2 piece complete outfit made of knit fabric such as a dress, top and bottom, pajamas, or nightshirt.

 

Unit V – Moving On Up

796    One piece complete outfit made from woven fabric such as a dress, coveralls, or jumpsuit.

 

Unit VI - Put It All Together

797    Clothing Option: 2 or 3 piece complete coordinating outfit such as warm up suit, dress with jacket or coat, swimwear with cover up, jacket or shirt with slacks/skirt

798    Non Clothing Option: Original design tote bag or bicycle carrier and documentation folder made using Wild Ginger Software

 

Up Cycle It!

799 a.    Up Cycle It! Junior:  item sewn from recycled/repurposed garments. Documentation is required. This class is for ages 9-13 with sewing skills.

 

Style Engineers

799 b. Smart Clothing and documentation: one soft circuit item created using conductive thread and hand sewing and/or machine sewing skills, LEDs, and battery pack. May include items such as an LED bracelet, an illuminating fashion applique or accessory, or an illuminating garment constructed by the member. Website: http://styleengineers.org/module/smart-clothing/. This class is for ages 9-13 Attach a document with a diagram of the circuitry in your item.

 

Senior (Ages 14-18)

Let’s be Casual 

800    Clothing Option:  1 or 2 piece complete outfit made from knit or woven fabric such as a dress, top and bottom, simple pajamas, or robe

801    Non Clothing Option:  2 coordinating fashion accessories from the following: wallet, garment bag, purse, backpack or duffel bag

 

Dress it Up 

802    1 or 2 piece complete “dressy” outfit such as a dress, suit, pantsuit, sport coat and slacks

 

Match it Up 

803    Clothing Option:  Choose at least one item from each group to make a complete 3 or 4 piece coordinated outfit: Shorts, pants, or skirt; Top, blouse, shirt; Vest, jacket, sweater.

804    Non Clothing Option:  3 or 4 piece coordinating luggage/travel accessories set

 

Creative Expressions 

805    Clothing Option:  Construct a complete outfit for one of the following activities: Halloween, theater, or historic costume; Uniform for medical profession, cheerleader, dancer, etc.; Riding apparel

806    Non Clothing Option:  Select one of the following and construct a: Fabric doll or animal with a wardrobe of two outfits; Machine appliquéd specialty flag or decorative banner 

 

Leisure Time

807    Clothing Option:  2 or 3 piece complete outfit.  Choose from the following: Athletic wear such as leotard, cycling wear, warm-up suit, bathing suit and cover-up, tennis wear; Pajamas and robe (must use specialty fabric such as terry cloth, flannel, fleece, nylon tricot); Raincoat and hat or rain suit

 

Formal Affair 

808    1 or 2 piece complete outfit, such as a prom dress, bridesmaid dress, or tuxedo

 

Upcycle It!

809    Upcycle It! Senior:  item sewn from recycled/repurposed garments and documentation folder required. 

 

Style Engineers

810    Smart Clothing and documentation: one soft circuit item created using conductive thread and hand sewing and/or machine sewing skills, LEDs, and battery pack. May include items such as an LED bracelet, an illuminating fashion applique or accessory, or an illuminating garment constructed by the member. Website: http://styleengineers.org/module/smart-clothing/. This class is for ages 14-18. Attach a document with a diagram of the circuitry in your item.