Sewing through Summer

Each year the Escambia County 4-H program hosts summer day camps

Youth show off their stuffed creations.
Youth show off their stuffed creations.

designed to provide an immersive, hands-on experience centered on a specific topic. Camps explore everything from leadership development to sewing. These camps rely on the support of volunteers and faculty who are willing to share their time and skills.

The beginner and advanced sewing camps are perfect examples of this. Our local Home and Community Educators (HCEs) and our Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Ms. Dorothy Lee, taught both the beginner and advanced sewing camps! While these Camps happen every year, every camp is different and youth walk away with the unique projects they have worked on throughout the week!

Youth use the serger to help make their seams.

This year, our program received a grant from JOANN Fabric and Craft to purchase a serger, which was another machine that youth learned to make stronger, professional looking quality seams and hems. The grant also included the purchasing of curriculum. This curriculum not only works for summer camp opportunities, but clubs have started checking out the books to use throughout the year. With project opportunities for the Pensacola Interstate Fair and similar 4-H events approaching quickly, these resources will be thoroughly utilized.

Escambia County 4-H is proud to work with organizations and groups like JOANN Fabric Craft and the Home and Community Educators who provide the opportunities for youth to learn critical life skills! We look forward to seeing our youth continue to build their skills, knowledge, and confidence the more the are able to explore!


Posted: September 5, 2023

Category: 4-H & Youth
Tags: #JOANNLOVES4H, @Florida4H

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