A skill you will need at some point in your life: sewing! Sew garments or non-wearable items to exhibit and that you can use. Garments range from simple items to a tailored suit or coat. Non-wearable items range from simple items such as basic pillows to duffle bags, window treatments, or household organizers.

sewing project INFOrmation

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How can you showcase what you learned?

Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned! Cloverbuds can show-off any activity they complete that’s part of the Mini Before You Sew Manual. Classic 4-H members can showcase items based on their grade level.

What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit guidelines:
    • Cloverbud 4-H members--no scorecard
  • Classic 4-H members:

Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Yes

Note: Youth in grades 8-12 who sew a wearable item, and advance to the state fair, will have to choose whether to exhibit their item at the Fashion Revue (and model it) or enter it in Sewing (and not model it); youth cannot do both.

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)

Complete the following 4-H manuals, based on your grade, to learn how to sew!

Visit the Indiana 4-H’s Sewing webpage for more ideas and resources.


Yes. Broader exhibit options were added so youth can enter more diverse items. “...or similar sewn clothing article…” was added to each level’s Exhibit Wearable and Non-wearable options.

Also added to the Advanced level: 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.