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Sewing

February 13, 2020

SEWING CONSTRUCTION
Superintendent/Leader: Carol Lee - 317-443-3275
State Fair Entries: One per grade level thru 7th grade & 1 per category in 8th grade & above, Nonwearable and Wearable

GREEN RECORD BOOK COMPLETION REQUIREMENT:
• Complete a Shelby County Record Sheet.

EXHIBIT GUIDELINES:
• An outfit is a garment or garments 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.
• Within each level, a 4-H member may exhibit a Wearable, Non-Wearable and/or an Action Demonstration.
• Levels C & D may exhibit in any or all of the Advanced Sewing Wearable categories
• Include Sewing Project Exhibit Card
• LABELING
* Pin label (supplied by County Extension Office) to left front shoulder of garment before you bring exhibit to Fair. If more than one piece in the outfit, fasten label to each piece.
* For skirts and pants, pin label to waistband on outside of left front.
* If at all possible, bring garments on wire hangers, not packed in boxes.
• Costumes worn in the 4-H State Fashion Revue cannot be exhibited in any other 4-H Exhibit section.

Level A (Grades 3 & 4) Manual:Sew Simple (4-H 925)

Grade 3
Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit: Insert elastic or drawstring, Sew and trim a crotch curve, Machine topstitch hems, Use a simple seam finish, Stitch in the ditch

Exhibit any of the following:
• Wearable: Elastic waist shorts, pants OR skirt with fold over casing; no pockets. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
• Non-wearable: Simple pillow sham with lapped back opening and purchased pillow form (following instructions provided in manual) OR simple totebag with handles or drawstring. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.

Grade 4
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams. Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit: Use interfacing, Staystitch and understitch, Apply a facing or binding, Stitch curved seams, Trim and grade seams, Work with fiberfill, Machine topstitch hems

Exhibit any of the following:
• Wearable: Shorts, pants OR skirt with waistband or facing, or partial elastic waistband (not a full elastic waistband) OR simple shirt or top OR BBQ apron. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
• Non-wearable: Shaped pillow with curved seams, stuffed and sewn closed OR hanging pocket organizer OR bound edge placemats (set of 4). Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.

Level B (Grades 5 & 6) Manual:Sew Smart (4-H 926)
Grade 5
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. Choose at least 3 of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit: match fabric design, gather fabric, insert a zipper, use a drawstring, hand-stitch a hem, sew a simple sleeve, apply purchased trim or ribbing, sew patch or inseam pockets, use a simple lining do a machine blind hem, apply machine topstitching, do a machine topstitched a hem, sew with knit, insert elastic, apply facings, sew buttons, apply binding, use batting.

Exhibit any of the following:
• Wearable: Simple shirt with sleeves OR sundress OR jumper OR simple 2 piece pajamas.  A similar article is permissible provided he skillset is the same as the listed articles.   Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
• Non-wearable: Pillow lap quilt (quillow) OR structured duffel bag, tote bag or backpack OR sewn hat. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.

Grade 6
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, understitching, and trimming should be used when appropriate. Choose at least 4 of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit: make darts, set in sleeves, insert a lapped zipper, hand-stitch a hem, make buttonholes, sew tucks or pleats, sew ruffles, hand sew buttons, apply trim, sew a simple lining, sew patch pockets, apply bindings, do a machine topstitched hem, sew facings, apply ribbings, sew a simple collar, do a machine blind hem, sew with knit, match fabric design, use fiberfill, apply machine appliqué, insert piping, apply machine topstitching, construct with a serger, sew inseam pockets

Exhibit any of the following:
• Wearable: Two (2) garments that can be worn together. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
• Non-wearable: Pillow sham with button or zipper closing, appliquéd design, piping or ruffle. Make your own pillow form OR totebag with zipper or duffel bag with zipper, pockets and lining OR doll or pet clothes OR construction techniques sample notebook (following instructions provided in manual). Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
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Level C (Grades 7, 8, & 9) Manual:Sew Fine (4-H 927)
Grade 7
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, understitching, and trimming should be used when appropriate. Choose at least 5 of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit: make darts, set in sleeves, sew facing, apply ribbing, apply a collar, sew on buttons, use doll joints, apply inseam pockets, apply front hip pockets, match fabric design, apply trims, apply machine or hand appliqué, 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, attach cuffs, apply binding, sew lining, apply ruffles, insert piping, make buttonholes, use fiberfill, apply patch pockets, use a twin needle, apply tucks/pleats, construct with a serger, apply machine embroidery

Exhibit any of the following:
• Wearable: School or sports outfit. Can be one or more pieces. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
• Non-wearable: Dressed, jointed (with sockets) stuffed animal OR sewn item for holiday or special occasion OR construction techniques sample notebook (following instructions provided in manual). Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.

Grade 8 & 9
Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics). Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. In addition, choose at least 6 of these skills for each sewn exhibit: 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, apply machine or hand appliqué, 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 self-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

Exhibit any of the following:
• Wearable: Same as fashion revue categories. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
• Non-wearable: Sewn items for your home OR construction techniques sample notebook OR sewing machine survey (Following instructions provided in manual.) Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.


Level D (Grade 10,11 & 12) Manual:And Sew On (4-H 928)

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics). Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. In addition, choose at least 6 of these skills for each sewn exhibit: 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, apply machine embroidery, coordination of fabric for quilted item, 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, hand/machine beading, make a reversible item, do machine or hand quilting, apply machine or hand appliqué, 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 self- covered buttons, use specialty threads, make self-enclosed seams, sew with difficult fabric, construct with a serger, make machine buttonholes, make bound buttonholes, piece quilted item, other skills not listed above

Exhibit any of the following:
• Wearable: Same as fashion revue categories. May exhibit in any or all of the wearable exhibit
categories below. Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
• Non-wearable: Sewn items for your home OR construction techniques sample notebook OR sewing machine survey. (Following instructions provided in manual.) Attach Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.


Advanced Sewing Wearable Exhibit Categories (Levels C & D)
Informal or Casual Wear: A complete outfit of one or two pieces suitable for school, weekend, or casual, informal activities.
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.
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.
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 three garments that must 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.

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