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4-H Sewing project

November 12, 2019

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This is a series on how to sew. Participants sew garments of increasing difficulty as they progress. The garments range from simple items to a tailored suit or coat.

Requirements

 

Level: Level A (Grade 3)                                                                                                   Last Modified: 11/01/07

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

Include at least 2 skills in the exhibit:

Insert elastic or drawstring, Sew and trim a crotch curve, Machine topstitch hems, Use a simple seam finish, Stitch in the ditch

 

Exhibit

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 (4-H 925c-W) to the exhibit.

 

Requirements

 

Level: Level A (Grade 4)                                                                                                   Last Modified: 10/01/12

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams. Include at least 2 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

 

Exhibit

Wearable: Shorts, pants OR skirt with partial or full sewn-on waistband or waistline facing, or partial elastic waistband (not a full elastic waistband) 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.

 

Requirements

 

Level: Level B (Grade 5)                                                                                                   Last Modified: 10/2019

 

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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 zipper

use a drawstring hand-stitch a hem sew a simple sleeve

apply purchased trim or ribbons 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

 

 

 

Exhibit

Wearable: Simple shirt with sleeves OR sundress OR jumper OR simple 2 piece pajamas.  A similar article is permissible provided the skillset 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 duffel bag, tote bag or backpack, OR sewn hat. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 926C-W) to the exhibit.

 

Requirements

 

Level: Level B (Grade 6)                                                                                                   Last Modified: 10/01/12

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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 lapped 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 use fiberfill

apply machine appliqué insert piping

apply machine topstitching construct with a serger sew inseam pockets

 

Exhibit

Wearable: Two (2) garments that can be worn together. Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 926D-W) to the exhibit.

Non-wearable: Pillow sham with button or zipper closing, appliqued design, piping or ruffle. Make your own pillow form OR totebag with zipper or duffel bag with zipper, pockets and lining OR doll or pet clothes OR construction techniques sample notebook (following instructions provided in the manual).

Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 926D-W) to the exhibit.

 

Requirements

 

Level: Level C (Grade 7)                                                                                                   Last Modified: 10/10/08

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

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 sew facing apply ribbing apply a collar

sew on buttons use doll joints

apply inseam pockets apply front hip pockets match fabric design apply trims

apply machine or hand appliqué apply machine topstitching insert a lapped zipper

insert an invisible zipper insert a separating zipper insert a fly front zipper

do machine quilting

do a hand-stitched hem

do a machine topstitched hem do a machine blind hem

 

attach cuffs apply binding sew lining apply ruffles insert piping

make buttonholes use fiberfill

apply patch pockets use a twin needle apply tucks/pleats construct with a serger

apply machine embroidery

 

 

Exhibit

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 (with sockets) 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.

 

Requirements

 

Level: Level C (Grades 8 and 9)                                                                                      Last Modified: 10/10/08

 

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics).Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. In addition, choose at least 6 of these skills for each sewn exhibit:

 

 

make darts make tucks add lining add facings add plackets add lapels make sleeves add gathers apply trim apply ribbing

add a drawstring use shaped seams use fiberfill

add a waistband add patch pockets

add front hip pockets match fabric design make shoulder pads

 

attach cuffs make pleats insert elastic add boning apply a collar insert piping

make a neckband add vents

sew buttons add underlining add ruffles

sew with knit make button loops do hand beading

add inseam pockets add welt pockets use twin needle create bound edges

 

do machine or hand quilting apply machine or hand applique apply machine topstitching insert an invisible zipper

insert a separating zipper insert a fly front zipper insert a lapped zipper insert a hand picked zipper

do a machine topstitched hem do a machine blind hem

do a hand-stitched hem make self-covered buttons use specialty threads make self-enclosed seams sew with difficult fabric make machine buttonholes make bound buttonholes construct with a serger

apply machine embroidery

 

 

 

Exhibit

Wearable: See advanced sewing wearable exhibit options below. 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.

 

Requirements

 

Level: Level D (Grades 10, 11, and 12)                                                                           Last Modified: 11/01/07

Skills to Learn and Include in Exhibit

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits and non-raveling specialty fabrics). Interfacing, understitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. In addition, choose at least 6 of these skills for each sewn exhibit:

 

make darts, make tucks, add lining, add facings, add plackets, add lapels, make sleeves, add gathers, apply trim, apply ribbing, add a drawstring

attach cuffs, make pleats, insert elastic, add boning, apply a collar, insert piping, make a neckband, add vents, sew buttons, add underlining, add ruffles

do machine or hand quilting, apply machine or hand appliqué, apply machine topstitching, insert an invisible zipper, insert a separating zipper, insert a fly front zipper, insert a lapped zipper, insert a hand picked zipper, do a machine topstitched, hem do a machine blind hem, do a hand-stitched hem

use shaped seams, use fiberfill and/or batting, add a waistband, add patch pockets, add front hip pockets, match fabric design, make shoulder pads, apply machine embroidery, coordination of fabric for quilted item

sew with knit, make button loops, do hand beading, add inseam pockets, add welt pockets, use twin needle, create bound edges, hand/machine beading, make a reversible item

make self-covered buttons, use specialty threads, make self-enclosed seams, sew with difficult fabric, construct with a serger, make machine buttonholes, make bound buttonholes, piece quilted item, other skills not listed above

 

Exhibit

Wearable: See advanced sewing wearable exhibit options below. 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.

 

Requirements

 

Level: Advanced Sewing Wearable Exhibits (Levels C & D)                                       Last Modified: 10/12/05

Exhibit

Advanced Sewing Wearable Exhibit Options (Fashion Revue Categories) Levels C & D

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 1 or 2 pieces suitable for school, weekend, or casual, informal activities.

***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, weekend, or casual, informal activities.

***Free Choice: A complete outfit comprised of garments that do not fit in the other classifications. Examples include: tennis wear, swim wear, athletic or sportswear, lounge wear, riding habits, historic, dance, theatrical, or international costumes, capes, 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. 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.

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

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