Jackson County - Sewing For fun

Youth participating in the sewing for fun project will learn new sewing techniques each year and use these skills to complete a useful sewing project they have created.

Project Resources

accessibility statement

The following PDF document is available in print in the Jackson County Purdue Extension Office. 

exhibit guidelines

Using age appropriate sewing skills, youth will sew and exhibit an item they have constructed. A pattern may be used or the 4-H'er can create their own. 

  1. 4-H member must fill out a record sheet to be turned in with the green / white record book. 
  2. Attach to project 4-H-618AW "4-H Craft Information Card" for description of work completed on the project. 
  3. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. 
  4. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon, will be judged but will not be displayed. 
exhibit class guidelines
Level A (grades 3 - 4)

Sew a simple item such as a throw pillow, napkins, placemats, stocking or other item with comparable skills.

Level b (grades 5 - 6)

Sew an item building on skills from Level A such as doll clothes, simple tote bag, or other item with comparable skills.

Level c (grades 7 - 9)

Sew an item building on skills from Level B such as a simple purse, throw pillow with trim or applique, wall hanging, Christmas tree skirt or other item with comparable skills.

Level d (grades 10 - 12)

Sew an item building on skills from Level C such as a window treatment, costume for a child, cushions, blanket or quilt, or other item with comparable skills.

The Grand Champion for this project is eligible to go to the Indiana State Fair for Arts & Crafts. This is a county project, however each 4-H'er must attach to project 4-H-618AW "4-H Craft Information Card" for description of work completed on the project. Find this card by navigating the Indiana state project page for Arts & Crafts. 

State Project: Arts & Crafts