You are here

4–H Clothing Project

The two parts of the Mississippi 4-H Clothing project are:

  1. Clothing Construction, which involves making a garment.
  2. Clothing Selection, which involves working with a purchased garment.

Clothing Construction Project

The 4-H Clothing Construction Project is designed to develop construction skills and knowledge in selecting fabrics, inner fabrics, patterns, and other supplies for constructing projects and garments. Members will learn to determine correct pattern size and type. Youth in this project will learn consumer skills and save family dollars while developing poise and self-­confidence. Members can participate in visual presentation, judging, records, Fashion Revue, and exhibits.

Project Resources

Member manuals, leader guides, supplementary materials, training materials, videos, etc.

  • 4H CCS BU 7182, Helpers Guide
  • 4H CCS BU 7179, Sew and Have Fun
  • 4H CCS BU 7180, Sew Much More
  • 4H CCS BU 7181, Sew On & Sew Forth
  • Let’s Sew: A Beginner Sewing Guide by Nancy Zieman
  • INTERACTIVE 4-H Clothing Project Reference Manual
  • P1302 - 4-H Clothing Project Reference Manual
  • Clothing Study Packet

Project Activity Suggestions

Workshop Ideas: Construction skills related to each level (see guide).

Tour/Field Trip Ideas

  • Fabric Store
  • Dressmaker's Workroom
  • Sewing Machine Business
  • Clothing Factory

Clothing Selection Project

In the 4-H Clothing Selection Project, 4-H members will develop and apply decision-making skills in purchasing apparel and accessories based on individual resources and needs. Youth will acquire consumer skills and save family dollars while developing poise and self-confidence. Members can participate in visual presentation, judging, records, fashion revue, and exhibits.

Project Resources

  • P1303, 4-H Clothing Selection Reference Manual
  • Clothing Decisions/A Style of Your Own
  • 4H CC5 BU 7360 2000, Discovering Choice
  • 4H CC5 BU 7361 1999, Managing Choice
  • 4H CC5 BU 7362 1999, Helper's Guide
Printer Friendly and PDF


Publication Number: P1456
Publication Number: F0805
Publication Number: P1397


A child’s hands poised above a collection of colorful insect specimens, pinned to Styrofoam blocks.
Filed Under: Youth Projects, Insects September 14, 2017

PICAYUNE, Miss. -- Students and families can explore and celebrate the insect world during the Crosby Arboretum’s 11th annual Bugfest Sept. 22 and 23 in Picayune.

The arboretum, a public garden operated by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, sponsors Bugfest to allow the community to foster curiosity and an appreciation of nature and adventure.

Participants can collect and identify insects alongside Extension entomologist John Guyton and others from the MSU Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Oktibbeha County 4-H member Trukyra Lawrence, left, waits as judges, from left, Theresa Sproles, Edwin Taylor and Lanelle Martin evaluate her grilling area at the 2016 North Half State Cook-Off competition on June 28, 2016. (File photo by MSU Extension Service/ Kat Lawrence)
Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Projects July 29, 2016
By Michaela Parker
MSU Extension Service

Learn by doing…

WINONA, Miss. -- Families, friends and agents of the Mississippi State University Extension Service watched smoke rise from several grills housed inside the Montgomery County Coliseum as an aroma of herbs, spices and charcoal filled the air.

Each year, dozens of 4-H members from Mississippi pack their grills, meat, utensils and secret ingredients to compete in the annual state 4-H Cook-Out.

Filed Under: Youth Projects, Children and Parenting June 12, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. -- The Early Years Network is hosting a grand opening for the new Hinds County Resource and Referral Center on June 25.

The event will begin at 350 West Woodrow Wilson Ave. in Jackson Medical Mall Suite 480 at 2 p.m. with a brief ceremony to introduce staff and Early Years Network personnel. At that time, the network will accept a donation from United Health Care that will help extend network support to Mississippi’s children. The center will be open to the public to meet the staff and review available resources.

Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Projects, Farm Safety, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety May 14, 2015

WEST POINT, Miss. -- Young Mississippians eager to complete the safety course required for operating all-terrain vehicles on public lands can sign up for free classes offered during ATV Safety Week, June 6-14.

Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Projects, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math May 5, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Summer camp is going high tech for Mississippi teachers, senior 4-H’ers, and 4-H agents and volunteers.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will host the second annual Robotics Academy July 27-30 at the Bost Extension Center on the MSU main campus. Participants will learn how to plan a robotics program, how to host a robotics camp, how to plan a successful fundraising campaign, and how to use 4-H robotics and coding in the school setting.

Attendees can choose from four educational tracks:

Contact Your County Office

Your Extension Experts

Extension Professor
4-H Project Achievement Days, Club Congress, Contest, Engineering Liaison, State Fair, Record Book P