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4H Clothes Line: For Teachers/Leaders


  • Youth will express their individuality and creativity
  • Youth will build sewing skills
  • Youth will participate in a group project to contribute to community
  • Youth will gain confidence and independence


New York State Learning Standards

  • Mathematics, Science & Technology
    Standard 5: Technology
    Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
  • Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences
    Standard 3: Resource Management
    Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.


About the patterns

All patterns on the 4-H Clothes Line Website are children's sizes small, medium and large.

If you are working with older children, you may need to alter the patterns or purchase a similar pattern in an appropriate size.

Child Sizes Small Medium Large
Chest 26" - 28" 28 1/2" - 30" 30 1/2" - 34"
Waist 23" - 23 1/2" 24" - 25 1/2" 26" - 27 1/2"
Hip (7" below waist) 27" - 28" 28 1/2" - 32" 32 1/2" - 36"
Approx. Height 50" - 52" 56" - 58 1/2" 61" - 61 1/2"



CAOE LogoNew York State 4-H Resource Directory lists publications that support 4-H programs. Click on Academic Subject Browse. Click on Home Skills and Consumer Science. View the descriptions for clothing, textiles, and sewing resources.


Logo sewing expressions4-H Sewing Essentials outlines the 4-H project Sewing Expressions, including easy-to-make items and an extensive list of relevant links.

Website: provides information on sewing equipment, ideas for community projects, and many fun items to sew.


Support provided by the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University and Smith Lever funds from the Cooperative State Research,
Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations
expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.