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4-H Clothing & Construction Project

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

The 4-H Clothing project provides an opportunity for youth to practice a variety of life skills, while learning about sewing, clothing, and textiles subject matter.

Sewing projects teach kids the skills needed to create a variety of items, from clothing, to bags, to pillowcases. Learn about fabric selection, sewing techniques, proper clothing care, and more!


  • Apply personal creativity and learn basic sewing skills
  • Practice good personal grooming skills
  • Learn about fabrics, textile science, and technology
  • Select appropriate color, line, and design
  • Apply wise shopping practices
  • Select appropriate care for personal cloghing
  • Learn about the cultural influences of clothing

4-H Clothing & Textiles Curriculum

Available from the Extension office or online at 4-H Clothing & Textiles Curriculum

Sewing Expressions Level 1 – Under Construction
Sewing Expressions Level 2 – Fashion Forward
Sewing Expressions Level 3 – Refine Deisgn
Sewing Expressions Helper’s Guide

Member Publications

Available in the Extension office or online at

C0675E – Clothing Construction Record
C0677E – Sewing Skills Checklist
EM4339E – Fashion Modeling Yur 4-H Garment
EM4224E – Suggestions for Writing 4-H Style Revue Commentary
PNW197 – Measuring Up: Quality Standards in Sewn Items

Leader Publications

EM014E – Interfacings
EM4789E – Teaching 4-H Oral Reasons
EM4870E – Sew Quick! Leader Guide
EM4916S – ¡Costura Rapida

National 4-H Clothing-Sewing Resources
State 4-H Clothing & Textiles Resources
Sewing Project Events


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pincushionAdditional Clothing & Construction Resources

Bunkhouse Sewing:

Stain Removal:

STEAM Clothing Curriculum 1 – FUNdamentals
STEAM Clothing Curriculum 2 – Simply Sewing
STEAM Clothing Curriculum 3 – A Stitch Further
STEAM Clothing Curriculum – Maker’s Guide to Sewing

Sewing Patterns

Lamb or Kid Pattern
Calf Pattern
Baby Pig Pattern
Horse Pattern