Clothing & Textiles

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4-H Contest age division categories

  • Juniors: 3rd-5th graders
  • Intermediates: 6th-8th graders
  • Seniors: 9th-12th graders



When: Friday, May 5th

Where: Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

NOTE:  You don’t have to know how to sew or be a girl to participate!!!!  For example, someone could enter their hunting gear, rock climbing harness, dance costume, or welding attire in the special interest category.  The following objectives are taught in the Clothing and Textiles project: knowledge of fibers and fabrics, wardrobe selection, clothing construction, comparison shopping, fashion interpretation, understanding of style, good grooming, poise in front of others and personal presentation skills.


Construction Categories

Junior and intermediate 4-H’ers only have to construct one item of their attire, not both pieces


Junior / Intermediate Categories

  • Separates
  • Ensembles
  • Dresses / Jumpers
  • Specialty / Formal

Senior Construction Categories

  • Every Day Living
  • ReFashion
  • Semi-Formal to Formal
  • Theatre/Costume

Senior Buying Categories

  • Business/Interview Attire
  • Fantastic Fashions under $25
  • Semi-Formal to Formal
  • Special Interest



Natural Fiber Contest

 The Fashion Show Natural Fiber Contest provides an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit the skills learned related to Cotton and Wool/Mohair. It also recognizes 4-H members who do outstanding work in a clothing project that includes the study of cotton or wool and mohair. For rules and guidelines see


Trashion Show

The Trashion Show provides an opportunity for 4-H members to use their design skills to create and exhibit a recycled/reused garment created from items that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. 4-H teams will submit a video application. All videos must be submitted by uploading to YouTube by the April 3, 2017, deadline. A team of judges will evaluate the entries, and the top 10 entries will be asked to compete in the Trashion Show Invitational event. The teams chosen will go through an interview process and model their garment in the Fashion Show at Texas 4-H Roundup. For rules and guidelines see



Fashion Storyboard

District Contest Date: May 5, 2017

The 4-H Fashion Storyboard is an industry-inspired method of displaying original designs.  The storyboard “tells the story” of the designer’s idea. The storyboard includes original illustrations and flats, as well as additional materials (such as photos from the Internet or magazines, paper, fabric swatches, patterns, etc.) that have influenced the unique design. It also provides the members an opportunity to gain knowledge of the career responsibilities of a fashion designer and illustrator, enhance creativity and originality, and develop visual communication skills.  The design theme for this year’s Fashion Storyboard is to create something that will go viral on social media.  For rules and guidelines see

Duds To Dazzle

Duds to Dazzle  – Team event

Duds to Dazzle is the hottest new 4-H project in the Fashion and Sewing arena. Teams will have 3 to 5 members. The concept behind the contest is taking something old and making a new and fashionable product from it with only the supplies provided to you at the contest.  This should be a lot of fun for budding seamstress. This hands-on contest gives 4-Hers the chance to shine as each team works to create a new product from an existing item using only their sewing supply kit, sewing closet and their previous sewing and design skills. For rules and guidelines see

2017 Quilt Challenge

The Quilt Challenge and Community Service project will provide youth with the opportunity to utilize their sewing skills gained in the 4-H Clothing and Textiles project to complete a blanket that will be donated to a charity for someone in need. The quilt portion of the challenge allows 4-H members to expand their sewing skills to include quilt design and construction.

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