Sunday, February 20, 2011

4-H Demonstration: Making a Drawstring Bag

R10 spent some time recently preparing for her 4-H Public Presentation which was on Making a Drawstring Bag. All of our kids participated in this event right on down to J5. They really enjoy this part of 4-H! All of them did demonstrations this year. R10 worked on this sewing demonstration.

She prepared her poster- this is the second side. I like her creative display.

Here she is practicing for me in her room- which leaves her facing the opposite direction than where she'll normally be oriented.

She attached several styles of bags not just the one she made. The green one is her finished product which she gave to the judge.

As she was practicing for her demo, she learned something new about her machine. If you hit the switch then the needle will stay down to make the turn without using the handwheel. So lovely!

All of the kids worked hard on their presentations and posters. Each of them prepared an outline and made sure they knew what they were doing each step of the way. R10 earned a blue and gold sticker for her demo on February 10th. She gets to move up to the county level and do the demo again in a few weeks. This is her third year doing public presentations and each year she's gone to county. She's hoping to make it to district this year. Good luck R10!

For those of you who are new to Blog, She Wrote, R10 has a sewing blog at Miss Bliss. Feel free to hop on over and check out her stuff. It's a fairly new blog that we work on together. Sewing is a main portion of her curriculum. I can teach a lot of basic skills through her sewing and she loves it!


Tracey said...

WOW! County level. Good job!

Berry Patch said...

Thanks for sharing! Next month will be our first 4-H Demonstration Day.

newmanclan3 said...

Wonderful job! I would also love to teach my daughter to sew. I started her off with lacing cards and I just bought a kit that is a little harder and uses a plastic needle for safety. She loves art in all forms so she is always doing something crafty. What age do you recommend switching to a regular hand sewing needle?

Heather said...

Good luck on those presentations next month!

Heather said...

What age for a regular hand sewing needle? I think it depends on how your daughter does with the plastic one. By age 8 our daughter was using a regular needle, but her machine skills were far ahead of her hand sewing skills at that time.

At 10 she really took off with the hand sewing, she'll be 11 in June. So, just keep practicing and when she is confident, give the blunt needles a try (cross stitch needles).