Sewing Evaluations

smiling youth getting their sewing project judged by volunteers


4-Hers sew anything from a duffle bag to a complete outfit. In the spring, completed sewing projects are brought in and evaluated by judges. 4-Hers, age 13 years or older, who have constructed or purchased a complete garment (blouse and skirt or jacket, pants and blouse, etc.) are eligible to go on to the State Fair Fashion Revue, but must be evaluated in Hamden to qualify. Judges will decide following evaluations who will go on to State Fair, but the winners will not be announced until the evening of the Spring Fling (Fashion Revue).


  • Tuesday, April 23; 5-8 pm; Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hamden


Friday, May 3; 7 pm; 4-H Camp Shankitunk; Delhi

The 4-H Spring Fling (Fashion Revue) is a fashion show presented by 4-H members for their family and friends.  Each member writes a commentary about their outfit. Members model with their club while the commentary is read aloud to the audience.  Any 4-H member, age 5-19, who has constructed or purchased a garment or home environment item may participate in the Spring Fling (Fashion Revue), even those who have made pillows and duffle bags. The Spring Fling (Fashion Revue) is an opportunity for 4-H members in clothing and textiles projects to show off what they have made or purchased, learn about poise and posture and then model their outfit or item on stage.  A week or so before the Spring Fling (Fashion Revue), members bring in their garments to be evaluated.  They are judged on how the garment fits and how well the garment is constructed, or in the case of a purchased garment, what they know about the care, line, color, etc. of the garment.  4-H winners 13 years of age or older who have constructed or purchased a complete garment (blouse and skirt or jacket, pants and blouse, etc.) are eligible to go on to the State Fair Fashion Revue, and will be announced at the end of the Spring Fling (Fashion Revue).

Please Note – Teens may also sew one of the items in their outfit, and purchase the rest of their outfit, as long as they include the purchased item in their commentary.

4-H Community Service Project


Again this year, Delaware County 4-H will be holding a Clothing Drive in conjunction with the annual Sewing Evaluations/Spring Fling events.
While you are doing your spring cleaning, gather all your unwanted, gently used clothing and bring them to the Spring Fling on May 3. All clothing will be donated to Delaware Opportunities.
If you are not participating in Sewing Evaluations, clothing donations can be dropped off at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Hamden prior to Spring Fling or at 4-H Camp Shankitunk on May 3.
For questions, contact Emily Roach at 865-6531; [email protected]



The 4-H department has six sewing machines.  These machines are available for loan to be used for two weeks at a time for 4-H projects. The charge to borrow them is $5 for two weeks to help with the cost of upkeep on them. If you would like to borrow these machines, contact the Extension Office.


Emily Roach
4-H Resource Educator 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531