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Sewing Project Resources

National Curriculum

National Curriculum offers two sets of books: Sewing Expressions and STEAM Clothing. They also offer patterns to compliment sewing project curriculum.

WSU Publications

WSU Publications store offers a variety of sewing and arts related publications.

Measuring Up outlines quality standards for sewn items.

Quick Projects offers a selection of projects that can be completed in a couple hours or less.

Go Green! Sew Green in 4-H introduces youth to hand crank and treadle sewing machines.

Other Resources

Utah State University offers a few different publications to compliment any sewing project:

A Woven World
A Common Thread
Paper Weaving

To join the clothing & textiles listserv, email Sally Walter at

Judging Resources

The following resources are intended for introducing clothing and textile judging to 4-H youths in clubs and county workshops:

Color, Line, and Design
Fabric Selection
Patchwork and Quilting
Textile Science


Washington State University Extension