Sewing Project

Project Description Sewing Project

Sewing introduces you to the diverse world of clothing and sewing and includes 3 levels. This project will help you explore the world of sewing and textiles by completing various sewing projects.

Project Requirements

Sewing projects will not need the project books unless they want one as a reference tool

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.

To view other sewing projects available for fair click here(PDF, 80KB)

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?

  • Read a pattern
  • Stitch evenly
  • Know the parts of a machine 
  • Identify materials and stitches

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?

  • Gather or advanced pattern/ribbing or v stitch
  • Set sleeves or join pieces
  • Use interfacing/facing or advanced skill like block mesh stitch
  • Ribbing or piping

What needs to be accomplished to move on to the next levels from here?

  • Create design of own
  • Sewing difficult fabric like satin or formal wear
  • Dye fabric
  • Re-make or tailer a garment 

Project age limit? 8 and up


Meeting dates will generally meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at St. John's at 1000 Helena Ave from 4:30-6:30 p.m

  • Dec 12/10 2:30-4:00 Field-Trip to Holter for Quilting Art exhibit
  • Jan 1/7 4:30-6:30 Workshop
  • Feb 2/11 4:30-6:30 Workshop
  • March: TBD (visit to US Forest Service Fire Fighting Hot Shots utility sewing)\
  • April Sewing Review 4/14 4:30-6:30 All 4-H'ers welcome as a county wide event
  • May 5/12 4:30-6:30 Practice Session and Fair Preparation 

What should new members know?

Project participants should have a machine, materials, basic notions, needles, yarn, etc, but Superintendent has extra supplies of all of these and may be able to loan. The project will be both a mix or individual skill building, group activities and relationship building, career exploration, and demonstrations at Revue and fair to practice presentation and ajudication experiences. Workshop participation is expected as this is not an independent study project. Workshops will include both opportunities to learn skills, practice and prepare materials, observe finished products, teach peers, and learn from sector experts. 

Project Superintendent Information

Sewing Superintendent:Rachel Carroll Rivas
Contact: 406-442-2989 or

How will you be contacted? Email/text

Junior Superintendent:

Project age limit? 8 and up

Sewing Resources

Check out this 4-H Skill Level Checklist to see what needs to be accomplished to move on to future levels.(PDF, 69KB)


Sewing Revue

April 24, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. - Capital Baptist Fellowship
1727 Waukesha, at the corner of Laurel and Waekesha

2023 Sewing Revue Results(PDF, 71KB)

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