The 4-H clothing and textiles project will help you acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, select, make, assemble and care for suitable clothing for work, school and social events. If you have already signed up for this 4-H project, come on in and get started. If you haven’t signed up yet, contact your county 4-H office and become a member today. So, get ready to have fun and learn a lot as you participate in your project.
Create a project plan and record your project successes.
Project Area Guides
- Intermediate (The Nitty Gritty of Stains and Stain Removal)
- Intermediate (Learning about Patterns)
- Intermediate (My Virtual Model)
- Intermediate (Ready-made Garment Analysis)
- Intermediate (Where Do Your Clothes Come From?)
- Advanced (Create That Perfect Wardrobe)
- Looking at What Is in Your Wardrobe
- How Fabric Is Made: Learn to Weave and Make a Placemat
- Creating your Own Design on Fabric
- Express Your Personality through your Clothing (PowerPoint)
- Accessorize Your Wardrobe: Make a Fabric Belt
- Make a Laundry Bag
- Create Your Own Fabric Design – How to Marble Fabric Using Shaving Cream
- Sew a Pillowcase Using the Burrito Method
- Tips and Tricks for Refashioning Your Clothing by Adding Embellishments
- Walking Water Science Experiment – Making Colors
This lesson implements the use of making an autograph bunny as a demonstrative tool for the importance of following directions. The process of sewing this bunny keeps youth engaged throughout the process. Visuals and handouts are used as reinforcing tools for the youth.
Information for Project Leaders
Follow the links below to find some great online resources for your project. Surf around and see what you can learn!
- Make and display a poster about caring for your clothes.
- Donate gently used clothes to a needy family.