4-H Project Designer Camp emphasizes clothing projects
By Kimberly Cook
UNL Extension SW4 Counties
Youths enrolled in 4-H Decorate Your Duds and/or a clothing project, who have sewed at least one item and are ready for a new sewing design challenge, there is the 4-H Camp for you.
Bring a sewing machine and your creativity and join UNL Extension Educators Megan Burda, Jessye Goertz and Sue Pearman on May 30-31 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey for 4-H Project Designer Camp.
Campers will be instructed on how to use dyes and products from nature to create their own border print on fabric. The Extension Educators will assist with pattern alterations, pattern layout and garment construction to make a skirt, sundress or simple top from the original designed fabric.
The “Go Georgeous!” session will include skin care, make-up tips and lots of modeling. Breaks in sewing include a trip down the zipline and creating a recycled bag from plastic bags.
By the completion of the two-day camp, youths will have designed and made a garment to enter as Decorate Your Duds exhibit and a bag to enter as a Recycled Accessory.
Cost is $60 which includes cabin, meals and all the supplies for both projects. Registration is due by May 10.
To request a brochure with full schedule and registration form contact Kimberly Cook at
or the local UNL Extension Office: Chase (308)882-4731, Dundy (308)423-2021, Hayes (308)286-3312 or Hitchcock (308)334-5776.