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Clothing & Textiles Project

Have you ever dreamed about designing your own clothing? Learn the basics of sewing construction and how to make simple clothing and accessories. Develop skills in design and fashion illustration, business and marketing, technology in sewing, and learn about careers in the textile industry.


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Consumer Decision Making Judging Contests

Participants judge five classes in the areas of Personal Care, Entertainment & Leisure, Clothing & Textiles, Consumerism & Personal Finance, and Nutrition. Participants also have a questions class where they recall facts about the items in a class. Intermediate participants (grades 6-8) present one set of reasons and senior participants (grades 9+) present two sets of reasons to a judge. More info.

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Clothing & Textiles Project resources

Beginning to learn about clothing & textiles:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Project leader resources

Project meeting outlines


Other online resources

4-H Youth record keeping

Project evaluation


To get involved with the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project, contact your county 4-H office.

Jan Derdowski,, 218-341-6231

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