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Sewing

January 21, 2020

Sewing

Manuals can be purchased at the Purdue Extension Jay County Office

Click the following link for Grade Exhibit Cards Purdue Extension Sewing Project

Division/Grade
Level A (Grade 3-4) 4-H 925c-W 
Level B (Grade 5-6) 4-H 926c-W
Level C (Grade 7-9) 4-H 927c-W 
Level D (Grade 10-12) 4-H 928c-W

For each level and grade you can also do an Action Demonstration.

LEVEL A: (GRADE 3)
Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit:
1. Insert elastic or drawstring
2. Sew and trim a crotch curve
3. Machine topstitch hems
4. Use a simple seam finish
5. Stitch in the ditch

Exhibit
1. Wearable: Elastic waist shorts, pants OR skirt with fold over casing; no pockets. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.


2. Non-wearable: Simple pillow sham with lapped back opening and purchased pillow form (following instructions provided in manual) OR simple tote bag with handles or drawstring. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.

LEVEL A: (GRADE 4)
(Record Sheet 4-H 925 B-W)
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams. Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit:
1. Use interfacing
2. Stay stitch and under stitch
3. Apply a facing or binding
4. Stitch curved seams
5. Trim and grade seams
6. Work with fiberfill
7. Machine topstitch hems

Exhibit
1. Wearable:
a. Shorts, pants, OR skirt with partial or full sewn-on waistband or waistline facing, or partial elastic waistband (not a full elastic waistband)
b. simple shirt or top
c. BBQ apron.
d. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925cW) to the exhibit.


2. Non-wearable:
a. Shaped pillow with curved seams, stuffed and sewn closed.
b. Hanging pocket organizer
c. Bound edge placemats (set of 4).
d. Action Demonstration
e. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.

LEVEL B: (GRADE 5)
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, under stitching and trimming should be used when appropriate.

Choose at least 3 additional skills found in manual for each sewn exhibit:


Exhibit
1. Wearable:
a. Simple shirt with sleeves
b. Sundress
c. Jumper
d. Simple 2-piece pajamas

A similar article is permissible provided the skillset is the same as the listed articles.  

 Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 926C-W) to the exhibit.


2. Non-wearable:
a. Pillow lap quilt (pillow)
b. Structured duffel bag, tote bag
c. Backpack
d.  Sewn hat

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 926C-W) to the exhibit.

LEVEL B: (GRADE 6)
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, under stitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. Choose at least 4 additional skills found in the manual for each sewn exhibit.

Exhibit
1. Wearable:
a. Two (2) garments that can be worn together.
b. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 926C-W)


2. Non-wearable:
a. Pillow sham with button or zipper closing, appliquéd design, piping or ruffle. Make your own pillow form).
b. Tote bag with zipper or duffel bag with zipper, pockets and lining Doll or pet clothes
c. Construction techniques sample notebook (following instructions provided in manual)
d. Action demonstration
e. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 926C-W) to the exhibit.

LEVEL C: (GRADE 7)
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, under stitching, and trimming should be used when appropriate. Choose at least 5 additional skills found in the manual for each sewn exhibit:

Exhibit
1. Wearable:
a. School or sports outfit. Can be one or more pieces.
b. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 927C-W) to the exhibit.


2. Non-wearable:
a. Dressed, jointed (with sockets) stuffed animal
b. Sewn item for holiday or special occasion
c. Construction techniques sample notebook. (Following instructions provided in manual).
d. Action Demonstration
e. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 927C-W) to the exhibit.

LEVEL C: (GRADES 8-9)
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics). Interfacing, under stitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. In addition, choose at least 6 skills in the manual for each sewn exhibit:

Exhibit.
1. Wearable
a. Same as fashion revue categories.
b. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 927C-W to the exhibit.


2. Non-wearable:
a. Sewn items for your home
b. Sewing machine survey.
c. Construction techniques sample notebook (Following instructions provided in manual).
d. Action demonstration
e. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 928C-W to the exhibit.

LEVEL D: (GRADES 10 – 12)
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics). Interfacing, under stitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. In addition, choose at least 6 skills in the manual for each sewn exhibit.

Exhibit
1. Wearable:
a. Same as fashion revue categories.
b. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 928C-W) to the exhibit.


2. Non-wearable:
a. Sewn items for your home
b. Construction techniques samples notebook
c. Sewing machine survey (Following instructions provided in manual).
d. Action Demonstration
e. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4H 928C-W) to the exhibit.

ADVANCED SEWING - WEARABLE
Exhibits: LEVELS C AND D
Definition of An Outfit: An outfit is a garment or garments that when put together make a complete look – such as one or two piece dress, or one or two piece pant suit, or a three piece combination, such as pants, vest, and blouse or shirt.

1. INFORMAL OR CASUAL WEAR: A complete outfit of one or two pieces suitable for school, weekend, or casual, informal activities.

2. DRESS UP: This is suitable for special, church, or social occasions that are not considered to be formal. It may be an outfit of one or more pieces with or without its own costume coat or jacket (lined or unlined). This is not an outfit that would be worn to school, weekend, or casual, informal activities.

3. FREE CHOICE: A complete outfit comprised of garments that do not fit in the other classifications. Examples include: tennis wear, swim wear or athletic or sportswear, lounge wear, riding habits, historic, dance, theatrical, or international costumes, capes and unlined coats.

4. SUIT OR COAT: The suit consists of two pieces including a skirt or pants and its own lined jacket. It is not a dress with jacket as in “dress up wear”. The coat is a separate lined coat. It will be judged separately as a coat with its own accessories.

5. SEPARATES: Consists of three garments that must be worn as a coordinated complete outfit. Each piece should be versatile enough to be worn with other garments.

6. FORMAL WEAR: This outfit may be one or more pieces suitable for any formal occasion, such as proms, weddings, and formal evening functions.


State Fair Entries: Eleven Wearable and
Ten Non-Wearable

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