The primary goal of the Kentucky 4-H Sewing program is to teach youth about the art and skills of creating useful items using needle and thread.  This includes not only the use of a hand needle and thread, but the sewing machine and serger.  Sewing can be used to create clothing and wardrobe essentials, as well as, useful items for daily living.

Equally important to teaching youth skills they can use throughout their lives is the goal of encouraging critical thinking and creativity.  Clinical studies have found that students who learned to sew a simple project showed elevated creativity after the activity. One study concluded that “children who sew today may have a real edge in the high-tech service economy of tomorrow where creative, flexible worker will be in high demand.” (Home Sewing Association, Guidelines Sew Creative!, 1997) In addition, these individuals who learn to sew may also be developing skills for a fulfilling, stress-relieving hobby.

The 4-H Sewing Club meets at 6pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, September through May at the Christian County Extension Office. The club welcomes all skill levels! 

For more information contact the Christian County Extension Office at 270-886-6328.