Have you ever seen an outfit and wanted it in a different color or style that wasn't in available in the store? Or have you tried on an outfit and needed it hemmed to fit just right? In the clothing project you will learn basic sewing like sewing a shirt or putting a zipper on a pair of pants. In the advanced levels you will learn how to take a design of your choice and customize it for the perfect look, color and fit. When friends ask you who made your outfit, you can say with pride, "the designer and seamstress was me!"

Resources for all levels




Resources for all levels sewing (clothes you make)


CL521 Sewing 1

  • Get prepared to sew (notions, color, fabrics, and sewing machine parts)
  • Learn about fabrics and fibers
  • Layout, cut out and mark patterns
  • Sew plain, zigzag and curved seams


CL522 Sewing 2

  • Learn about fabrics
  • Finish a seam, sew darts and gathers and sew a button and button hole
  • Sew a pocket, sleeve, cuffs and collar and use interfacing
  • Learn hand sewing skills


CL523 Sewing 3

  • Learn about sergers, fabric pressing techniques, and specialty seam and hem finishes
  • Experiment with fabric properties, laundry detergents and additives
  • Learn to adjust and design patterns and use interfacing and lining
  • Learn tailoring techniques and how to develop a business out of sewing skills



Resources for all levels consumerism (clothes you buy)


CL524 Shopping in Style

  • Gain an understanding of cultural influences in clothing choices
  • Create a personal clothing budget
  • Learn about clothing care, repair and storage
  • Compare and contrast different purchasing options


Fashion Revue

State 4-H Fashion Revue is a competitive event for 4-H youth. Although it is preferred that youth be enrolled in 4-H clothing, textile, knit, or crochet projects, the State Revue is open to any 4-H member that is selected as a winner of a county 4-H Fashion Revue.


State Fair

4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won't want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.