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Sewing

January 17, 2020

Completed record sheets are due into the Extension Office on or before June 29, 2020, 4:00 PM. No records, or late/incomplete record sheets will result in an exhibit being considered for EXHIBITION ONLY—NO PLACING.

Sewing participants will be judged prior to the Fair at a county judging session. The date, place and time(s) will be announced. Projects will be judged by grade level with boys and girls combined. Only one exhibit is required to complete the SEWING project. However, 4-H members may complete up to two exhibits in their grade level by choosing to complete one section from each category. (Wearable, Non-wearable). Each sewn exhibit must display the required number of skills for the grade level, from the list of skills on the project sheet.

For wearable projects, grades 3 through 7 will be considered in the Junior category for Fashion Revue. Grades 8 through 12 will be considered in the Senior category for Fashion Revue. See "Fashion Revue" information further in this Handbook.

The judge may recommend that a sewing project have alterations made prior to exhibiting at State Fair. These changes should be made before going on display at the County Fair.

GRADE 3 "SEW SIMPLE"
EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS: Attach appropriate Sewing Skills card to Exhibit.
1. Wearable: Elastic waist shorts, pants OR skirt with fold over casing; no pockets.
2. Non-wearable: Pillow sham with lapped back opening and purchased pillow form (following instructions provided in manual) OR simple tote bag with handles or drawstring.

GRADE 4 "SEW EASY"
EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS: Attach appropriate Sewing Skills card to Exhibit.
1. Wearable: shorts, pants OR skirt with partial or full sewn-on waistband or waistline facing, or partial elastic waistband (not a full elastic waistband), OR simple shirt or top OR a BBQ apron.
2. Non-wearable: Shaped pillow with curved seams stuffed and sewn closed, OR hanging pocket organizer, OR bound edge placemats (set of 4).

GRADE 5 "SEW BASIC"
EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS: Attach appropriate Sewing Skills card to Exhibit.
1. Wearable: Simple shirt with sleeves OR sun dress OR jumper OR simple 2 piece pajamas.
2. Non-wearable: Pillow lap quilt OR structured duffel bag, or tote bag, or backpack, OR a sewn hat.

GRADE 6 "SEW SMART'
EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS: Attach appropriate Sewing Skills card to Exhibit.
I. Wearable: Two (2) garments that can be worn together.
2. Non-wearable: Pillow sham with button or zipper closing, appliqued design piping or ruffle (make your own pillow form), OR totebag with zipper or duffle bag with zipper, pockets and lining, OR doll or pet clothes, OR construction techniques sample notebook (following instructions provided in manual).

GRADE 7 "SEW FINE"
EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS: Attach appropriate Sewing Skills card to Exhibit.
1. Wearable: School or sports outfit. Can be one or more pieces.
2. Non-wearable: Dressed, jointed (with sockets) stuffed animal, OR sewn item for holiday or special occasion, OR construction techniques sample notebook.

GRADES 8 THROUGH 12 "AND SEW ON"
Senior Division Sewing members may enter more than one (1) category of Sewing, provided the garment was sewn since last years’ Fair. Sewing construction members may win State Fair in multiple categories. Attach appropriate Sewing Skills card to Exhibit. 

Your wearable exhibit(s) will be from the following categories. Each year you should choose a different category that you have not done before. In addition to, or in place of a wearable exhibit, members may complete a non-wearable project. Each sewn exhibit must display the required number of skills from the list of skills on the project sheet.

WEARABLE OUTFITS:
Informal or Casual Wear: A complete outfit of 1 or 2 pieces suitable for school, weekend, or casual, informal activities.

Dress Up: This is suitable for special, church, or social occasions which 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 to wear to school, weekend, or casual, informal activities.

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.

Separates: Consists of at least three garments which must be able to be worn as a coordinated, complete outfit. Each piece should be versatile enough to be worn with other garments.

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

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

NON-WEARABLE:
Sewn item for your home; OR a construction techniques sample notebook; OR a sewing machine survey. (Follow instructions provided in the manual).

 

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