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4-H Sewing project

April 3, 2014

SEWING

State Fair Entries

Non Wearables-1 entry for each grade
Wearables- 11 total entries

(1 each in grades 3-7 and 6 entries with the same category descriptions are used for Fashion Revue)

All garments should be brought on hangers and in plastic bags. Divisions 1 and 2 use snap clothespins to secure garment to hanger. Garments may be made in Home Economics Class but must meet 4-H requirements. 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.

Level A (Grade 3) – Skills to Learn & Exhibit

Include at least two of the following 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

¬ 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.

¬ An Interactive Demonstration

Level A (Grade 4) - Skills to Learn & Exhibit

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams.
Include at least two of the following skills in the exhibit:
 
 
♥  Use interfacing;
♥  Stay stitch and under stitch;
  
♥  Apply a facing or binding;
  
♥  Stitch curved seams;
  
♥  Trim and grade seams;
  
♥  Work with fiberfill;
  
♥  Machine topstitch hems

¬ 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.

¬ An Interactive Demonstration

Level B (Grade 5) – Skills to Learn & Exhibit


Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, under stitching and trimming should be used when appropriate. 

Choose at least 3 of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit.


♥  match fabric design; 
♥  do a machine blind hem;

♥  gather fabric; 
♥  apply machine topstitching;

♥  insert zipper; 
♥  do a machine topstitched hem;

♥  use a drawstring; 
♥  sew with knit;

♥  hand-stitch a hem; 
♥  insert elastic;

♥  sew a simple sleeve; 
♥  apply facings;

♥  apply purchased trim or ribbons; 
♥  sew buttons;
♥  sew patch or inseam pockets; 
♥  apply binding;

♥  use a simple lining; 
♥  use batting

¬ Wearable: Simple shirt with sleeves OR sundress OR jumper OR simple 2 piece pajamas. 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.

¬ An Interactive Demonstration

Level B (Grade 6) – Skills to Learn & Exhibit

Seam finishes are recommended on all exposed seams (except knits). Interfacing, under stitching and trimming should be used when appropriate.

Choose at least 4 of these additional skills for each sewn exhibit.

♥  make darts; 
♥  sew facings
;
♥  set in sleeves; 
♥  apply ribbings
;
♥  insert a lapped zipper; 
♥  sew a simple collar; 

♥  hand-stitch a hem; 
♥  do a machine blind hem; 

♥  make buttonholes; 
♥  sew with knit;

♥  sew tucks or pleats; 
♥  match fabric design; 
♥  sew ruffles; 
♥  use fiberfill; 

♥  hand sew buttons; 
♥  apply machine appliqué; 

♥  apply trim; 
♥  insert piping;

♥  sew a simple lining; 
♥  apply machine topstitching; 

♥  sew patch pockets; 
♥  construct with a serger
;
♥  apply bindings; 
♥  sew inseam pockets;

♥  do a machine topstitched hem;

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

¬ Non-wearable: Pillow sham with button or zipper closing, appliquéd design, piping or ruffle. Make your own pillow form OR tote bag with zipper or duffel bag with zipper pockets and lining OR doll or pet clothes OR construction techniques sample notebook (following instructions provided in manual). 
Attach Sewing Skills Card (4-H 926C-W) to the exhibit.

¬ An Interactive Demonstration

Level C (Grade 7) – Skills to Learn & 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;
♥  apply machine or hand appliqué
;
♥  attach cuffs
;
♥  set in sleeves;
♥  apply machine topstitching
;
♥  apply binding;
♥  sew facing;
♥  insert a lapped zipper;
♥  sew lining;
♥  apply ribbing;
♥  insert an invisible zipper;
♥  apply ruffles;
♥  apply a collar;
♥  insert a separating zipper;
♥  insert piping
;
♥  sew on buttons;
♥  insert a fly front zipper;
♥  make buttonholes;
♥  use doll joints;
♥  do machine quilting;
♥  use fiberfill;
♥  apply inseam pockets;
♥  do a hand-stitched hem;
♥  apply patch pockets;
♥  apply front hip pockets;
♥  do a machine topstitched hem;
♥  use a twin needle;
♥  match fabric design;
♥  do a machine blind hem;
♥  apply tucks/pleats;
♥  apply machine embroidery;
♥  apply trims;
♥  construct with a serger;

¬ 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.

¬ An Interactive Demonstration

Level C (Grades 8 & 9) – Skills to Learn & 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. In addition, choose at least 6 of these skills for each sewn exhibit: 

♥  make darts;
♥  attach cuffs;
♥  do machine or hand quilting;
♥  make tucks;
♥  make pleats;
♥  apply machine or hand appliqué;
♥  add lining;
♥  insert elastic;
♥  apply machine topstitching;
♥  add facings;
♥  add boning;
♥  insert an invisible zipper;
♥  add plackets;
♥  apply a collar;
♥  insert a separating zipper;
♥  add lapels;
♥  insert piping;
♥  insert a fly front zipper;
♥  make sleeves;
♥  make a neckband;
♥  insert a lapped zipper;
♥  add gathers;
♥  add vents;
♥  insert a hand picked zipper;
♥  apply trim;
♥  sew buttons;
♥  do a machine topstitched hem;
♥  apply ribbing;
♥  add underlining;
♥  do a machine blind hem;
♥  add a drawstring;
♥  add ruffles;
♥  do a hand-stitched hem;
♥  use shaped seams;
♥  sew with knit;
♥  make self-covered buttons;
♥  use fiberfill;
♥  do hand beading;
♥  use specialty threads;
♥  add a waistband;
♥  add inseam pockets;
♥  make self-enclosed seams;
♥  add patch pockets;
♥  add welt pockets;
♥  sew with difficult fabric;
♥  add front hip pockets;
♥  use twin needle;
♥  make machine buttonholes;
♥  match fabric design;
♥  create bound edges;
♥  make bound buttonholes;
♥  make shoulder pads;
♥  make button loops;
♥  make bound buttonholes;
♥  apply machine embroidery

 ¬ Wearable: Same as fashion revue categories. 
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.

¬ An Interactive Demonstration

Level D (Grades 10-12) – Skills to Learn & 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. In addition, choose at least 6 of these skills for each sewn exhibit:
♥  make darts;
♥  attach cuffs;
♥  do machine or hand quilting;  
♥  make tucks;
♥  make pleats;
♥  apply machine or hand appliqué;
♥  add lining;
♥  insert elastic;
♥  apply machine topstitching;
♥  add facings;
♥  add boning;
♥  insert an invisible zipper;
♥  add plackets;
♥  apply a collar;
♥  insert a separating zipper;
♥  add lapels;
♥  insert piping;
♥  insert a fly front zipper;
♥  make sleeves;
♥  make a neckband;
♥  insert a lapped zipper;
♥  add gathers;
♥  add vents;
♥  insert a hand picked zipper;
♥  apply trim;
♥  sew buttons;
♥  do a machine topstitched hem;
♥  apply ribbing;
♥  add underlining;
♥  do a machine blind hem;
♥  add a drawstring;
♥  add ruffles;
♥  do a hand-stitched hem;
♥  use shaped seams;
♥  sew with knit;
♥  make self-covered buttons;
♥  use fiberfill and/or batting;
♥  make button loops;
♥  use specialty threads;
♥  add a waistband;  
♥  do hand beading;
♥  make self-enclosed seams;
♥  add patch pockets;
♥  add inseam pockets;
♥  sew with difficult fabric;
♥  add front hip pockets;
♥  add welt pockets;
♥  construct with a serger;
♥  match fabric design;
♥  use twin needle
;
♥  make machine buttonholes;
♥  make shoulder pads; 
♥  create bound edges;
♥  make bound buttonholes;
♥  apply machine embroidery;
♥  hand/machine beading;
♥  piece quilted item;
♥  Coordination of fabric for quilted item;
♥  make a reversible item;
♥  other skills not listed above

¬ Wearable: Same as fashion revue categories. 
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.

¬ An Interactive Demonstration

Advanced Sewing Wearable Exhibits (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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