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Sewing (Wearable and Non-Wearable) (2020)

July 1, 2020

Sewing - Wearable  and  Non-Wearable   

State Fair Exhibits:

Wearable – County may send one exhibit from each grade 3 through 7; and one exhibit from each category of outfits for grades 8 through 12. (Informal or Casual Wear, Dress Up, Separates, Formal Wear, Suit or Coat, and Free Choice) - a total of 11 exhibits.

Non-Wearable-  County may send one exhibit from each grade (3 through 12) - a total of 10 exhibits.

General requirements:

  1. Comply with all the requirements listed at the beginning of this “4-H Exhibit Hall Project” section page 54 and “Indiana and Putnam County 4-H Policy/ Terms” section page 21.
  2. An Interactive Demonstration may be done during the county fair in any grade sewing. Schedule a time with the 4-H educator.
  3. Each item is to have the official county FairEntry exhibit label securely attached to it with a safety pin.
  4. When constructing the garment/s include the required number of skills for each grade level. Identify these construction techniques on the 5” x 8’ “Sewing Skills Card” . Cards vary depending on item created. Complete card available on the 4-H web site (or at Extension Office)- and submit at the time of fair check-in.
  5. 5. Carefully follow the instructions provided in the sewing project manual.
  6. It is recommended that the 4-H’er make the one time purchase of “Let’s Sew” - 4-H 924 publication.

 

Grade 3

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

Include at least two (2) of these skills in the exhibit:

Insert elastic or drawstring;  sew and trim a crotch curve; machine topstitch hems;  use a simple seam finish or stitch in the ditch.

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

Non-Wearable Exhibit - one of these:

Simple pillow sham with lapped back opening and purchased pillow form

Simple tote bag with handles or drawstring

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.

 

Grade 4

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams.

In addition, include at least 2 skills in the exhibit: use interfacing, stay stitch and under stitch, apply a facing or binding, stitch curved seams, trim and grade seams, work with fiberfill, machine topstitch hems. 

 Wearable  Exhibit one of these:

Shorts, pants OR skirt with partial or full sewn on waistband or waistline facing, or partial elastic (not a full elastic waistband) OR simple shirt OR BBQ apron.

 Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.

 

Non-wearable– Exhibit one of these:

Shaped pillow with curved seams (stuffed and sewn closed)

Hanging pocket organizer

Bound edge placemats (set of 4)

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.

 

Grade 5

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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

Include at least three (3) of these additional skills: Match fabric design, sew with knit, gather fabric, insert elastic, insert zipper, apply facings, use a drawstring, sew buttons, hand-stitch a hem, apply binding, sew a simple sleeve, use batting, apply purchased trim or ribbons, sew patch or inseam pockets, use a simple lining, do a machine blind hem, apply machine topstitching, do a machine topstitched hem.

Wearable– Exhibit one of these:

Simple shirt with sleeves

Sundress

Jumper

Simple 2 piece pajamas

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

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

 

Non-Wearable -

Pillow lap quilt (quillow)

Structured duffel bag/tote bag/backpack

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

 

Grade 6

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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

In addition include at least four (4) of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit: make darts; sew facings, set in sleeves, apply ribbings, insert a lapped zipper, sew a simple collar, hand-stitch ahem, do a machine blind hem, make buttonholes, sew with knit, sew tucks or pleats, match fabric design, sew ruffles, use fiberfill, hand sew buttons, apply bindings, construct with a serger , do a machine topstitched hem, and sew inseam pockets.

Wearable Two garments that can be worn together.

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

Non-Wearable –Exhibit one of these:

Pillow sham with button or zipper closure– include appliqued design, piping or ruffle

Make your own pillow form

Make tote bag with zipper

Make duffel bag—include zipper, pockets and lining

Make doll or pet clothes

Exhibit a construction techniques sample notebook

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

 

Grade 7

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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

In addition,  include at least five (5) of these additional skills for each sewn item: make darts; attach cuffs, set in sleeves, sew facing, apply ribbing, apply a collar, sew on buttons, use doll joints, apply binding, sew lining, apply ruffles, insert piping, make buttonholes, use fiberfill, apply inseam pockets, apply front hip pickets, match fabric design, apply trims, apply machine or hand applique, apply machine topstitching, insert a lapped zipper, insert an invisible zipper, insert a separating zipper, insert a fly front zipper, do machine quilting, do a hand-stitched hem, do a machine topstitched hem, do a machine blind hem, apply patch pockets, use a twin needle, apply tucks/pleats, construct with a serger, apply machine embroidery.

Wearable: School or sports outfit.  Exhibit can be one or more pieces. Attach Sewing skills  card (4-H 927 C-W).

Please refer to the “Definition of an Outfit” at the end of the sewing section.

 

Non-Wearable: Exhibit one of these

Dressed, jointed (with sockets) stuffed animal

Sewn item for holiday or special occasion

Exhibit a construction techniques sample notebook

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 927C-W) to the exhibit.

 

Grade 8 & 9 – Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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 include at least six (6) of these additional skills:

Make darts; make tucks, add lining, add facings, add plackets, add lapels, make sleeves, add gathers, apply trim, apply ribbing, add a drawstring, use shaped seams, use fiberfill, add a waistband, add patch pockets, add front hip pockets, match fabric design, make shoulder pads, attach cuffs, make pleats, insert elastic, add boning, apply a collar, insert piping, make a neckband, add vents, sew buttons, add underlining, add ruffles, sew with knit, make button loops, do hand beading, add inseam pockets, add welt pockets, use twin needle, create bound edges, do machine or hand quilting, construct with a serger, apply machine or hand applique, apply machine topstitching, insert and invisible zipper, insert a separating zipper, insert a fly front zipper, insert a lapped zipper, insert a hand picked zipper, do a machine topstitched hem, do a machine blind hem, do a hand-stitched hem, make self-covered buttons, use specialty threads, make self-enclosed seams, sew with difficult fabric, make machine buttonholes, make bound button holes, apply machine embroidery. 

Wearable: Exhibit one of the six outfits listed below “Definition of an Outfit “  Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 928C-W)

Informal or Casual Wear, Dress Up, Free Choice, Suit or Coat,  Separates and Formal Wear.  (See  definition at end of sewing section)

Non-Wearable– Exhibit one of these: 

Sewn items for your home

Exhibit a construction techniques sample notebook

Exhibit a sewing machine survey notebook

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 928C-W) to the exhibit.

 

Grades  10, 11, and 12

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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 include at least 6 of these additional skills:

 Make darts, make tucks, add lining, add facings, add plackets, add lapels, make sleeves, add gathers, apply trim, apply ribbing, add a drawstring, use shaped seams, use fiberfill and /or batting, add a waistband, add patch pockets, add front hip pockets, match fabric design, make shoulder pads, attach cuffs, make pleats, insert elastic, add boning, apply a collar, insert piping, make a neckband, add vents, sew buttons, add underlining, add ruffles, sew with knit, make button loops, do hand beading, add inseam pockets, add welt pockets, use twin needle, create bound edges, do machine or hand quilting, apply machine or hand applique, apply machine topstitching, insert an invisible zipper, insert a separating zipper, insert a fly front zipper, insert a lapped zipper, insert a hand picked zipper, do a machine topstitched hem, do a machine blind hem, do a hand-stitched hem, make elf-covered buttons, use specialty threads, make self enclosed seams, sew with difficult fabric, construct with a serger, make machine buttonholes, make bound buttonholes, apply machine embroidery, coordination of fabric for quilted item, hand/machine beading, make a reversible item, piece quilted item, and other skills not listed above.

 

Wearable: Exhibit one of the six outfits listed below-”Definition of an Outfit”.

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 928C-W).

 

Non-wearable– Exhibit one of these:

Sewn items for your home

Exhibit a construction techniques sample notebook

Exhibit a sewing machine survey notebook

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 928C-W)

 

DEFINITION OF AN OUTFIT

An outfit is a garment that when put together make a complete look – such as a 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.

 

Informal or Casual Wear: A complete outfit of one or two

pieces suitable for school, weekend, or casual activities.

 All outer garments must have been made by the 4-H’er.

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 which would be worn to school, weekend, or casual activities.  All outer garments must have been made by the 4-H’er

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, loungewear, riding habits, historic, dance, theatrical, or international costumes, capes, and unlined coats. All outer garments must have been made by the 4-H’er

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". All outer garments must have been made by the 4-H’er. The coat is a separate lined coat.  It will be judged separately as a coat with its own accessories.

Separates: Consists of three garments which must be worn as a coordinated complete outfit.  Each piece should be versatile enough to be worn with other garments. All outer garments must have been made by the 4-H’er

Formal Wear: This outfit may be 1 or more pieces suitable for any formal occasion, such as proms, weddings, and formal evening functions. All outer garments must have been made by the 4-H’er

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