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4-H Artistic Clothing Project

Artistic Clothing includes the following projects that encourage members to use their creative thinking skills:

  • Upcycle Your Style gives you the opportunity to create clothing items that are special & unique. This project gives you a chance to experiment with colors, texture, fabrics and yarns and turn your ideas and designs into garments.
  • Creative Sewing (Unit 5) gives you the opportunity to create fun sewing projects to use for gifts, special occasions or a home-based business. You can make costumes for puppets, accessories, toys, stuffed animals, book bags, sleeping bags, etc. Creativity is the key!
  • Create Your Own (Unit 7) is an opportunity for you to explore a topic that is of interest to you. You may choose to learn about lace, design your own pattern, do a study on historic costumes, learn about advertisements and their impact on consumer choices or explore careers in textiles and clothing whatever your interest. It is your choice. There are five steps to the Create Your Own project. Carefully record each step in a project notebook. 
  • Buymanship allows the member to choose clothing styles and colors that are flattering to your body type. Understanding the components of fashion including design, fabric, and color.  Understanding the importance of clothing care and construction. Choosing clothes to coordinate with existing wardrobe.

Tip Sheet


E-log / Record Book

4 -H Record Books are also called e-Records. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. The links to e-Records in the specific project areas are below. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Larimer County 4-H Fair.

You can find more instructions – including videos – about how to update your record books here (link opens in a new tab).

Artistic Clothing Record Books

Buymanship Record Books

Policies and Rules

Events and Opportunities

View a printable PDF flyer of the upcoming events here (opens in a new tab)

Clothing Projects Orientation

  • Thursday 3/3 6-8 pm,
    • Fort Collins Rooms, McKee Building, The Ranch

No supplies are needed for this event except something to take notes with. Come listen and learn!

Clothing Construction Units 1 & 2 Workshops:

  • Saturday, March 26 10:00 am-12:00 pm,
    • Berthoud & Loveland Rooms, McKee Building
  • Saturday, April 9, 10:00 am-12:00 pm,
    • Loveland & Fort Collins Rooms, McKee Building
  • Saturday, April 23 10:00 am-12:00 pm,
    • Loveland & Fort Collins Rooms, McKee Building
  • Saturday, May 28 10:00 am-12:00 pm,
    • Loveland & Fort Collins Rooms, McKee Building

Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies. We will provide more detailed information about supplies to bring at the orientation & prior to each workshop by email. Members are always welcome to bring sewing projects they are working on to these workshops for assistance.

Artistic Clothing Workshop

Join us on June 17th to learn and practice artistic clothing techniques hands-on. You will also have a chance to learn more about the Artistic Clothing project if you are new to it or unfamiliar with it.

This workshop is open to ALL Artistic Clothing and Clothing Construction members. We may add more Artistic Clothing workshops depending on attendance and feedback from this one.

Sign up here to join us so we can be sure we have supplies ready for everyone. You do not need to bring any supplies, just come ready to learn and have fun!

Friday, June 17th 6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibit Hall, McKee Building, The Ranch

Fashion Revue Workshop

  • Thursday, July 7th, 6:00-8:00 pm,
    • Exhibition Hall, McKee Building, The Ranch

Join us to learn more about the Fashion Revue and practice for it with support from our Key Leaders.


Temporary Office Closure

Our office is closed Monday, February 21st, 2022.