Pajamas and pillowcases made in 4-H Sewing Fun Day Camp

Pajamas and pillowcases were made by participants at 4-H Sewing Fun Day Camp held July 9-11 at the Bamberg Extension Office.
The three-day sewing camp is designed to introduce youth to the basics of sewing, identify sewing tools, familiarize with a sewing machine, iron safety, pattern layout and following directions.
After three days of cutting, sewing and following directions, comfortable pajama bottoms were completed with applique T-shirt to match. Pillowcases were made on the first day to introduce new sewers to sewing machine basics.
The workshop wrapped up with a parent program including a fashion review, demonstrations and a PowerPoint presentation highlighting activities during the week. Demonstrations included: how to make a pillowcase, how to use an iron and press seams open, how to use a seam ripper, how to make an initial pillow and sewing tools.
Since 2000, 15 adults and teens have volunteered 749 hours to provide 23 4-H Sewing Fun workshops to 202 youth with 86 repeat participants. Twenty-nine youth have entered their sewing items in the SC State Fair and the Orangeburg County Fair.
Participants in 4-H Sewing Fun were: Katelyn Hoffman, Aurelia Williams, Destiny Martin, Katrina Santiago, Albany Platts, Patience Badger, Melanie Black and Katherine Ryan.
4-H Teen Leader was Carey Herndon, while 4-H Volunteer Leaders were Benny Lynn Nicholson and Joyce Clark.
For more information about the 4-H Sewing Program, contact the Clemson Extension Office at 803-259-7141 ext 117 or by email at sbhrndn@clemson.edu. The Bamberg 4-H Website is: www.clemson.edu/barnwell, click on the clover. To subscribe to 4-H Clover Clips, a weekly email update of local and statewide events, email sbhrndn@clemson.edu.