Sewing Project Leaders: Christina Tryon 219-863-9176
Fashion Revue Project Leader: Marie Oliver 219-964-8567
- Completed record sheet is due to your 4-H Club leader by July 8.
- Sewing Project Check-In: Tuesday, July 16 (4:00-8:00 PM CST) or Wednesday, July 17 (7:30-10:00 AM CST)
- Sewing Project Judging: Wednesday, July 17 beginning at 12:00 noon
- Fashion Revue Project Check-In: Monday, July 15 beginning at 10:00 AM CST
- All junior divisions have the option of a sewn garment, and/or a sewn article. Champions will be named in each division for both wearable and non-wearable items. A Grand and Reserve Grand Champion will be named in both the Junior (Grades 3-7) and Senior (Grades 8 and above) Categories.
- Definition of Outfit: This applies to 7th grade and above. When put together, garments make a complete look, and the young person is ready to go out the door. Example: Jacket without buttons—would need to make a shirt to go under jacket, also.
- See manual or Insight book for required techniques in each division. In each division, you must meet the minimum requirements as stated in the manual, but will not be penalized for using more techniques than required.
- IN each division, attach completed Sewing Skills Card to the exhibit.
- Youth are encouraged to participate in community service (sew on buttons, do hems, repairs, etc. for hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) Youth can sew garments for other people as well—exhibits do not need to be made just for themselves. These garments would not be eligible for fashion revue.
- In all grade levels, Let’s Sew by Nancy Zieman will be used as a resource book.
- 1 Wearable and 1 non-wearable State Fair entry per grade.
In each division, the 4-H’er may exhibit one wearable and one non-wearable item if desired.
Grade 3 - Sew Simple (Attach Sewing Skills Card 4-H 925C to the exhibit)
* Elastic waist shorts, pants or skirt with fold over casing, and no pockets.
* Simple pillow sham with lapped back opening and purchased pillow form
(following instructions in manual); Simple tote bag with drawstring or handles
Grade 4 - Sew Easy(Attach Sewing Skills Card 4-H 925C to the exhibit)
* Shorts, pants OR skirt with partial or full sewn-on waistband or waistline
facing, or partial elastic waistband (not a full elastic waistband); Simple
shirt or top; BBQ apron
* Shaped pillow with curved seams, stuffed and sewn closed; hanging
pocket organizer; bound edge place mats (set of 4)
Grade 5 - Sew Basic(Attach Sewing Skills Card 4-H 925C to the exhibit)
* Simple shirt with sleeves; Sundress or jumper; Simple 2 piece pajamas
* Pillow lap quilt (quillow); Structured duffel bag, tote bag or backpack;
Grade 6 - Sew Smart(Attach Sewing Skills Card 4-H 925C to the exhibit)
* Two (2) garments that can be worn together. Examples: shirt and vest;
pants and top;skirt and blouse, etc.
* Pillow sham with button or zipper closing, appliquéd design, piping or
ruffle. (Make your own pillow form); tote bag or duffle bag with zipper,
pockets andlining;Construction techniques sample notebook (See
manual for directionson making this.)
Grade 7 - Sew Fine(Attach Sewing Skills Card 4-H 925C to the exhibit)
* School or sports outfit. Can be one or more pieces. See definition of
* Dressed, jointed stuffed animal; Sewn item for holiday or special
occasion; Construction Techniques sample notebook (see manual for
directions on making this).
Grades 8 and above(Attach Sewing Skills Card 4-H 925C to the exhibit)
Wearable: Same as fashion revue categories - see below. 1 State Fair entry per category.Categories can be repeated based on need ofgarment. Members must select a more challenging pattern each year when repeating acategory. More than one category may be chosen each year.
Non-Wearable: Sewn items for your home; Construction techniques sample notebook; Sewing machine survey (see instructions printed in theproject leaflet.)
Fashion Revue categories:
Informal or Casual Wear – an outfit suitable for school, weekends, or casual informal activities
Dress Up Wear - This is not an outfit that would be worn to weekend, or casual informal activities.
Free Choice – A complete outfit comprised of garments that don’t fit in other classifications: examples include athletic or active sportswear, capes, etc.
Formal Wear- This outfit may be one or more pieces suitable for any formal occasion such as proms, weddings, and formal evening functions.
Separates- An outfit consisting of at least three coordinated garments. Each piece should be versatile enough to be worn with other garments. Examples are:skirt, blouse and vest; pants, blouse and vest, and jacket; skirt, blouse, vest and lined or unlined jacket.
Suit or Coat- The suit consists of two pieces including a skirt or pants and itsown lined jacket. It is not a dress with jacket as in “dress upwear”. The coat is a separate lined coat. It will be judged separately as a coat with its own accessories.