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Clothing and Textiles Project


This 4-H project is designed to help you explore the world of sewing and buymanship. Use your creativity to construct and purchase items for your wardrobe.

  • Learn to create clothing or other items for yourself and others.
  • Learn about fabrics.
  • Apply design elements and art principles to your constructed item.
  • Learn how to use sewing equipment safely.
  • Learn how to purchase garments and accessories.
Here's What You Can Do All Year


  • Contact your county Extension office to participate in local clothing camps, workshops or county fairs/achievement days.
  • Create your own sewing/tailoring business.
  • Demonstrate proper clothing care (laundry, repair and alterations) with friends and family.
  • Help family members shop for clothing that best fits their different body types.
  • Attend the Extension Youth Conference and attend workshops, listen to motivational speakers and participate in a community service project; bring ideas back to your club and community.
  • Interested in a college education in the area of apparel merchandising, design and production? Schedule a visit with North Dakota State University’s College of Human Science and Education at
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