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4-H clover 4-H Clothing and Textiles Project

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What you'll do

Have you ever dreamed about designing your own clothing? Learn the basics of sewing construction and how to make simple clothing and accessories. Develop skills in design and fashion illustration, business and marketing, technology in sewing, and learn about careers in the textile industry.

Levels of learning


Fairs & exhibits


Future study and careers

You could study design at the University of Minnesota, including fashion, apparel or merchandising. 

Fashion is a $3 billion industry globally. There is a broad range of jobs, from design to marketing or fashion buyer.

Reviewed in 2018

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