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Sewing

February 27, 2020

Sewing

Manuals:

4-H 924 Let's Sew - $6 - Grades 3 - 9

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

4-H 926 Sew Smart (Level B) - Grades 5 & 6

4-H 927 Sew Fine (Level C) - Grades 7, 8 & 9

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

General Rules

1. Clothing projects will be judged prior to the Fair at a county judging session. Dates will be announced.

2. Projects will be judged by grade with girls and boys combined.

3. Grades 3 - 7 will be considered Junior Category for construction judging.

4. Grades 8 - 12 will be considered Senior Category for construction judging.

5. See "Fashion Revue Rules" located in the Rule Book for age.

6. Members should complete as many of the “Learning Activities” in the manual as possible. Be sure to date and complete the check list and the one page record sheet in the back of your manuals. Turn in your completed manual and record sheet.

7. Members should bring their completed Sewing Skill Card (4-H 925c-W) with them to Sewing Judging. The Skill Card will be mailed to each member in June with all the Sewing Judging details.

 

Level A - Grade 3

Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit:

          Insert elastic or drawstring  

          Sew & trim a crotch curve  

          Machine topstitch hems  

          Use a simple seam finish  

          Stitch in the ditch

Choose one or more of the exhibit options:

Wearable:  Elastic waist shorts, pants OR skirt with fold over casing; no pockets.Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) 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 (425c-W) to the exhibit.

Action Demonstration

 

Level A - Grade 4

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams. Include at least two 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

Choose one or more of the exhibit options:

Wearable: Shorts, pants OR skirt with partial or full sewn on waistband, or waistline facing OR simple shirt or top OR BBQ apron. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 925c-W) 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 (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.

Action Demonstration

 

Level B - 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

          handstitch 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 hem  

          sew with knit  

          insert elastic  

          apply facings  

          sew buttons  

          apply binding  

          use batting

Choose one or more of the exhibit options:

Wearable:  Simple shirt with sleeves OR sundress OR jumper OR simple 2 piece pajamas. A similar article is permissible provided the skill set is the same as the listed articles.  Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 926c-W) to the exhibit.

Non-wearable:  Pillow lap quilt (quillow) OR structured duffle bag, tote bag or backpack OR sewn hat OR Construction Techniques sample notebook (follow instructions provided in manual). Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 926c-W) to the exhibit.

Action Demonstration

 

Level B - Grade6

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 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  

          apply machine applique'  

          insert piping  

          apply machine topstitching  

          construct with a serger  

          sew inseam pockets

Choose one or more of the exhibit options:

Wearable:  Two garments that can be worn together. Include the sewing skills card.

Non-wearable:  Pillow sham with button or zipper closing, appliqued design, piping or ruffle. Make your own pillow form OR totebag or duffle 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 (4-H 926c-W) to the exhibit.

Action Demonstration

 

Level C - 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  

          hand-stitch a hem  

          make buttonholes  

          sew tucks or pleats  

          apply ruffles  

          hand sew buttons  

          apply trim  

          sew a simple lining  

          sew patch pockets  

          do a machine topstitched hem  

          sew facings  

          apply ribbings  

          apply a collar  

          do a machine blind hem  

          match fabric design  

          apply machine  or hand applique'  

          insert piping  

          apply machine topstitching  

          construct with a serger  

          apply inseam pockets  

          sew on buttons  

          use doll joints  

          insert a lapped zipper  

          insert a separating zipper  

          insert a fly front zipper  

          do machine quilting  

          attach cuffs  

          use a twin needle

Choose one or more of the exhibit options:

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

Non-wearable:  Dressed, jointed stuffed animal OR sewn item for holiday or special occasion OR construction techniques sample notebook (following instructions provided in manual). Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 927c-W) to the exhibit.

Action Demonstration

 

Level C - 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. Choose at least 6 of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit:  

          make darts  

          make tucks  

          add lining  

          add facings  

          add plackets  

          make sleeves  

          hand-stitch a hem  

          make machine buttonholes  

          make bound buttonholes  

          attach cuffs  

          make pleats  

          insert elastic  

          add ruffles  

          hand sew buttons  

          apply trim  

          add gathers  

         apply ribbing  

         add a drawstring

         used shaped seams  

         use fiberfill  

         add a waistband  

         add patch pockets  

         do a machine topstitched hem  

         add boning  

         do a machine blind hem  

         match fabric design  

         apply machine  or hand applique'  

         insert piping  

         apply machine topstitching  

         construct with a serger  

         add inseam pockets  

         sew with knit  

         insert a lapped zipper  

         insert a separating zipper  

         insert a fly front zipper  

         insert an invisible zipper  

         insert a hand picked zipper  

         make self covered buttons  

         make self-enclosed seams            

         sew with difficult fabric  

         do machine or hand quilting  

         add front hip pockets  

         make a neckband  

         make shoulder pads  

         add boning  

         add vents  

         sew buttons  

         add underlining  

         make button loops  

         do hand beading  

         add welt pockets  

         create bound edges  

         use a twin needle  

         use specialty thread

Choose one or more of the exhibit options:

Wearable:  Same as fashion revue categories. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 9275c-W) 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 (4-H 927c-W) to the exhibit.

Action Demonstration

 

Level C – Grade 10 - 12

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics). Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate.

Choose at least 6 of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit:

          make darts  

          make tucks

          add lining  

          add facings  

          add plackets  

         make sleeves  

         hand-stitch a hem  

         make machine buttonholes  

         make bound buttonholes  

         attach cuffs  

         make pleats  

         insert elastic  

         add ruffles  

         hand sew buttons

         apply trim  

         add gathers  

         apply ribbing  

         add a drawstring  

         used shaped seams  

         use fiberfill  

         add a waistband  

         add patch pockets  

         do a machine topstitched hem  

         add boning  

         do a machine blind hem  

         match fabric design  

         apply machine  or hand applique’  

         insert piping  

         apply machine topstitching  

         construct with a serger  

         add inseam pockets  

         sew with knit  

         insert a lapped zipper  

         insert a separating zipper  

         insert a fly front zipper  

         insert an invisible zipper  

         insert a hand picked zipper  

         make self covered buttons  

         make self-enclosed seams  

         sew with difficult fabric  

         do machine or hand quilting  

         add front hip pockets  

         make a neckband  

         make shoulder pads  

         add boning  

         add vents  

         sew buttons  

         add underlining  

         make button loops  

         do hand beading  

         add welt pockets  

         create bound edges  

         use a twin needle  

         use specialty thread

Choose one or more of the exhibit options:

Wearable:  Same as fashion revue categories. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 928c-W) 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 (4-H 928c-W) to the exhibit.

Action Demonstration

 

Advanced Sewing – Levels C & D

Wearable Exhibits (Fashion Revue Categories)

NOTE:  Be sure to include the Sewing Skills Card.

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.

Informal or Casual Wear :  A complete outfit of one or two pieces suitable for school wear.

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.

Free Choice:  These are garments that do not fit in the other classifications. Examples include:  tennis wear, swim wear or other active sportswear, lounge wear, riding habits, historic, dance, theatrical, or international costumes, 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 for your wardrobe. 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 in your wardrobe.

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

 

For more information, visit the Sewing Project page of the Indiana State 4-H Website.

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