Day 18 | January 18, 2014

Women using sewing machines

Leaders teach girls to use sewing machines at community center as a step in developing human resources. Extension Annual Report 1966.

Sewing Skills

Clemson Extension offered clothing programs to help families use their clothing dollars wisely. Schools and clinics that emphasized sewing skills were offered around the state. Programs covered the proper use and care of sewing machines, patterns, tailoring tips, reconditioning techniques, proper care of fabrics, and budgeting.

Today, many 4-H clubs still learn the sewing basics, making items like tee shirts, scarves, aprons, and hats. For more information about 4-H programming, visit: www.clemson.edu/extension/4h.


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