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Sewing **2021 CHANGES**

February 1, 2021

 

 

4-H SEWING (Updated 10/1/20)  **2021 Changes **

 

Beginning Sewing starts by teaching basic sewing skills, like how to use a sewing machine, how to choose fabric, how to select and use patterns, how to select suitable fabrics, how to install zippers and hems, and taking care of clothing. The higher divisions get gradually more difficult, until the 4‑H'er can make such complicated items as suits, coats and formal wear.

Project Leaders:  Christina Tryon   219-863-9176                  

 

 

Project Rules:

               -  Fashion Revue is judged by grade in the Junior Division and Category in the Senior Division. (see further information in

                   Senior division project requirements).

               -  4-H member is judged on how well the garment fits, their  self confidence and poise, how well they accessorize their

                     project, and how they answer the judges questions.

               -   4-H member must be present at the public fashion revue held on Thursday evening of the fair in order to receive their

                     placing/award.

See manual  and sewing skills cards for required techniques in each division.

 

(One State Fair entry per grade/category in both wearable and non-wearable, for a total of 11 wearable entries, 10 non-wearable entries.)

Definition of Outfit: This applies to 7th Grade and above. An outfit is a garment or garments that when put together make a complete look, and the young person is ready to go out the door—such as a one or two piece dress, a one or two piece pant suit, or a

**Be sure to check your Skills Card, and make sure you have used enough skills required for your grade level.

 

Please use the following link to view all skills list for all grades.    https://extension.purdue.edu/jasper/label/7

 

Level A: Sew Simple Grades 3 and 4 

Grade 3 -  Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit—see sewing skills card.  Exhibit:

 

Grade 4 -  Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit—see sewing skills card.  Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams.  Exhibit:

 

Level B: Sew Smart  Grades 5 and 6

Grade 5:  Include at least 3 skills in the exhibit—see sewing skills card.  Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits).  Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate.  Exhibit:

Grade 6 :  Include at least 4 skills in the exhibit—see sewing skills card.  Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits).  Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate.  Exhibit:

 

Level C: Sew Fine Grades 7-9

Grade 7: Include at least 5 skills in the exhibit—see sewing skills card. Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except kits).  Interfacing, understitching, and trimming should be used when appropriate.  Exhibit:

All senior sewing wearable exhibits (Grades 8-12) are to be made so it can be worn by the exhibitor or another person. All senior sewing (Grades 8-12) outfits exhibited in Fashion Revue must be made and worn by the exhibitor.

 

Grades 8 & 9:

Include at least 6 skills in exhibit—see sewing skills card. Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics). Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate.

All senior sewing wearable exhibits (Grades 8-12) are to be made so it can be worn by the exhibitor or another person. All senior sewing (Grades 8-12) outfits exhibited in Fashion Revue must be made and worn by the exhibitor.

 

Level D: AND SEW ON Grades 10-12

Include at least 6 skills in the exhibit—see sewing skills card. 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. Exhibit:

Fashion Revue Categories:

Junior Division (grades 3-7) will compete in their own grade division. Advanced division (grades 8-12) may compete in as many categories as the 4-H’er wishes. All garments modeled in Fashion Revue MUST be judged for construction, also. (State Fair Eligibility: Advanced divisions only eligible. May compete in only one category at State Fair. A total of six (6) entries, with no more than 2 in any category, are entered at the State Fair, based on judges’ recommendation. The entries are not necessarily the Champion in each category.)

 

All senior sewing wearable exhibits (Grades 8-12) are to be made so it can be worn by the exhibitor or another person. All senior sewing (Grades 8-12) outfits exhibited in Fashion Revue must be made and worn by the exhibitor.

 

 

 

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