Learning to sew is a real-life engineering and construction project. Clinical studies have found that students who learned to sew a simple project showed elevated creativity after the activity. In addition, these individuals who learn to sew may also be developing skills for a fulfilling, stress-relieving hobby. 

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This event fosters mastery by learning to operate a sewing machine or serger, sew a straight seam and smooth curves, construct casings, sleeves, and buttonholes; belonging by being part of a group; independence by learning skills that can be used throughout life; and generosity by sharing sewn items with others.  Contact your county extension office for more information.



    • Ages 14-18:  Senior projects may be completed in any order.
    • Beginning/Intermediate sewers:


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State Contact:  Isaac Hilpp | isaac.hilpp@uky.edu | 859-218-0990