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Florida 4-H Clothing and Textiles Program


Special Thanks...

This 4-H Clothing and Textiles Project was partially supported by gifts
and grants from EIna, Inc., Singer Sewing Machine Company, Soap and Detergent
Association, and the American Home Sewing and Crafts Association.

Acknowledgements...

Fun With Clothes includes an adaptation of "Stitchin' Time" and "A Closer Look at
Fabrics" activities from Minnesota 4-H Cloverbuds Discovery Program and the
Pennsylvania 4-H Clothing Project Series, respectively.

Appreciation and thanks are extended to the contributions of ideas, concepts and
activities made by the Design Team Members and pilot sites.

Special acknowledgement of contributions and thanks are also extended to Nancy O'Neil,
Artist, for graphic illustrations and to Nancy Stuart and Angela Frampton, Department of
4-H and Other Youth Programs, for the word processing and computer graphics.


In this project you will have lots of fun learning about lots of things!
creative, make choices and is challenging.
It lets you be
What is it all about? Here are a few topics:

Sewing skills... making lots of creative projects!
exploring fiber and fabrics!
Looking good,
improving your posture.
choosing the right clothes!
caring for your clothes.
Shopping skills...
Special topics...
knowing where to shop.
looking at labels!

clothes from around the world!
clothes for special jobs.
Come on, let's get started...
Have
Fun!

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Sewinc
You will need:

small cardboard box
scissors
glue
fabric scraps, colored

What you do:
Decorate your sewing box.
Place your sewing tools
Tool Box
Sewing Tools
v pins
V needles
^ scissors
^ ruler

Page 2


Find your sewing tools!
Color Codes: 1 = green 2 = red 3 = blue 4 = yellow 5 = brown 6 = black 7 = white 8 =
orange
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Plain paper
thread
Cloth
masKingtape
pencil
tracing paper
cardboard
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picture)
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D^aw a picture of a house,
tree, pet or other favorite
thing.

put tracing paper under your
drawing and lightly trace the
lines onto the cioth.

Thread your needle. Double
the thread and maKe a Knot
at the end.

push the needle through the
bacKside of the cioth. Puii
the thread through until the
Knot stops it. g'titch In and
out Of the Cloth along the
lines.

^tretch your cloth picture
over cardboard. Tape edges
around the bacK. punch holes
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Here are some
examples!
Page 4


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Vou will need:
small scraps of felt fabric
needle and thread
scissors
What you do:

Cut 4 pieces of the
same shape.
Place pieces on top
of each other.
On one side, use
overhand stitch to
connect all pieces.
Insert your needles to
complete your book!
Page 5


Practice your stitching by making this pin cushion
Vou will need:

felt fabric
needle
thread
scissors
What you do:
^ Cut 2 pieces of felt.
^X Pin the pieces together.
f Thread needle, use double thread.
f Stitch together with overhand
stitch.
stuffing (cotton,
fiberflll, or old panty hose)
V Leave 2 inches open. Stuff.
V Stitch opening closed.
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Follow the numbers to thread the machine correctly. These LOOPS are
called
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codes: Ad) D(2) E(3) C(4) H(5) 1(6) R(7) 8(8) T(9) UdO)
Page 7


cycling
e\A/ing
haring
Vou will need:


D Old jeans

sewing machine

p needle & thread

p scissors
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ribbon

decorations

buttons,
lace, paint,
fabric, etc.

popcorn
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What you do:
^ cut off jean's leg
^#^ stitch bottom closed


^X^ decorate


stitch ribbon onto each side at top
for handle
fill with popcorn, candy (or whatever
you like) to give as a gift!
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Vou will need:
sewing machine
old t-shirt
needle and thread
fabric scraps, lace, ribbon,
buttons, paints, etc. (optional)
stuffing
Step 1: sew the bottom and sleeves closed
Step 2: decorate your t-shirt (optional).
Step 3: stuff the t-shirt through the neck.
Step 4: stitch the neck closed.
Page 9


Colorful Clothes. Be a Color Chemist!
What colors are your shirts?
Page 10


Posture Check-up!

Try This!
stand with your back to a wall.
Place heels 4 Inches from the wall.

What parts of your body touch the wall?
(back of head, shoulders and buttocks)
0 Pull your waist back until only 1 or 2 hands can be placed
between your body and wall at your waist.
Now, keep every part in place and walk forward!
Page 11


weaving is one way that fabric Is made
this checkerboard!
You will need:

2 sheets of colored paper
(different colors) (81/2 x 11)
1 sheet of construction paper
scissors
m tape
What you do:


Ir Measure and cut 8 1-inch strips from each
^ colored sheets of paper.

Tape 8 strips of 1 color to the sheet of

^ Weave other colored strips over and under
Che
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Boaro
Try weaving to make
construction paper. '^5
taped strips.
!
Page 12


A Closer Look
You will need:

Magnifying glass

Different fabrics



What to do:

^ Look at your fabric.


What do you see?
at Fabrics!
Knitted,
Fabric
Pull some yarns from scraps of fabric.
Look at them under your magnifying glass.
Untwist them to find the smallest part, called a fiber
oven
abric
Page 13


TALKING COLORS!
SAD COLOR
SHY COLOR
LOUD COLOR
HAPPY COLOR BOLD COLOR SOFT COLOR

Paste fabric samples that you think express these thoughts!
Page 14


Cut out fabric clothes for Carl and Wanda. Choose
colors. Paste your choices to each.
and warm
Page 15


Which one do you like?
Color the happy face if you like, the sad face if you don't!
Page 16


J, Color the pictures of the three things to look for on a
label and unscramble the words to match the pictures!

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How did you do?
List the items you made:
What did you leam?

Check the new words you learned doing this project.

___ stitch ___ knitted fabrics ___ labels
laundry ___ woven fabrics ___ buttons


fibers ___ thread ___ seam
Page 20


Your clothing and you...
Check {/) the things you know and do...
YES SOMETIMES NO
Do you pick up your clothes and put them
in the proper places? __ __ __

Do you close zippers and fasten buttons
before putting dirty clothes in laundry? __ __ __

Do you know how to sew on a button? __ __ __

Do you know how to match your clothes-
stripes, plaids, prints and colors? __ __ __
Do you know how to choose clothes for
special occasions? __ __ __


Great Job! 9w
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Your Name

4-H Club Motto
Your Address "To make the best better"
Parent or Guardian's Name

I pledge
4-H Club Pledge
Leader's Name my head to clearer thinking,

my heart to greater loyalty,

my hands to larger service, and

my health to better living, for

UNIVERSITY OF "^y ^lub, my community,

|If /^^Tl TT^\ A "^y country, and my world.

FLORIDA
__________________________ 4-H Club Colors

IFAS EXTENSION Green and White


Fun With Clothes 4H CCM 10
Authors: Shona Armstrong and Johannah Pourciau, Project Assistants, Joy Cantrell Jordan, Associate Professor and 4-H Youth Development Curriculum Specialist, Department of 4-H and Other
Youth Programs, and R. Nadine Hackler, Professor, Clothing and Textiles, Department of Home Economics, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Design Team: Shirley Clark, Gadsden County; Mary Williams, Nassau County; Dot Allenbrandt, Citrus County; Judy Butterfield, Clay County; Susan Nigg, Volunteer, Manatee County; Mary Beth
Salisbury, Osceola County; and Becky Conley, Volunteer, Osceola County

Pilot Sites and Coordinators: Shirley Bond, Hillsborough County; Shirley Clark, Gadsden County; Audrey Norman, Palm Beach County; Judy Butterfield, Clay County; SheldaWilkins,Seminole
County; Mary Beth Salisbury, Osceola County; and Donna Peacock, Sumter County.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Chnstlne Taylor Waddill, Director, in cooperation with the United States
Department of Agriculture, publishes this information to further the purpose of the May 8 and June 30, 1914 Acts of Congress; and is authorized to provide research, educational information
and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, age, sex, disability or national origin. The information in this publication is available in alternate
formats. Single copies of extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county extension offices. Information on copies for out-of-state
purchase is available from IFAS-Extension Bookstore, University of Florida, PO Box 110011, Gainesville, PL 32611 -0011. The 4-H Name and Emblem are protected under 18 U.S.C. 707. Information
about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communication Services, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810. This information was published February 1994 as
4H CCM 10. Revised3/03.


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