Sewing Expressions

sewing nationalExpress your fashion style through sewing. First, you’ll get to know your machine, explore creative sewing, learn to care for clothing, and do some sewing to serve others. Next, you’ll develop intermediate construction skills and techniques such as pockets, pleats, darts, and buttonholes and make items such as a blouse, decorative pillow, or fanny pack. Finally, you’ll learn advanced skills such as lining and underlining, making two-piece sleeves, and making embellishments. Use your skills to make items that capture your unique fashion sense such as a lined dress, lingerie, or pleated drapery. Learn about fashion, technology in sewing, and careers in the textile industry.

Project requirements

  • Under Construction, Level 1 | pdf | Record Book Version
  • Under Construction, Level 1 | pdf | Portfolio Version
  • Fashion Forward, Level 2 | pdf | Record Book Version
  • Fashion Forward, Level 2 | pdf | Portfolio Version
  • Refine Design, Level 3 | pdf | Record Book Version
  • Refine Design, Level 3, | pdf | Portfolio Version

Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office to learn more.

Member Materials

  • Under Construction, Level 1*
  • Under Construction Skills Checklist | pdf
  • Fashion Forward, Level 2*
  • Fashion Forward Skills Checklist | pdf |
  • Refine Design, Level 3*
  • Refine Design Skills Checklist | pdf |
  • Refine Design Skills Checklist Supplement | pdf
  • 4-H Project Record Book | docpdf |
  • Idaho 4-H Clothing Construction Portfolio | doc | pdf 
  • 4-H Involvement Report | doc | pdf |

Leader Materials

  • Sewing Expressions Helper’s Guide* 

*Available through your county extension office.