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The 4H Clothes Line

The 4-H Clothes Line presents easy patterns and instructions for young sewers who want to express their individuality, tap their creativity, build sewing skills, and contribute to a community project. All garments were designed by 4-H members and translated into patterns by an undergraduate student.

4H LogoAs a student, Denise Green, Human Ecology '07, developed and taught a unique and powerful curriculum designed to empower youth through artistic expression. Working with the Ithaca Urban 4-H Outreach Program of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, her program teaches basic sewing skills with an emphasis on independent thought and creative freedom. This film is part of an outreach effort to make project ideas and curriculum available to other educators and volunteers involved in 4-H youth development programs.

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Charlotte Coffman

Charlotte Coffman

Senior Extension Associate
204 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

Phone: (607) 255-2009
Website: Bio Page

Denise Green

Denise Green

Human Ecology '07



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.