By Everett Brazil, III
The Newkirk Herald Journal
NEWKIRK — Sewing has long been a pastime in homemaking, helping families craft their own clothes in the comfort of their homes. Some younger youth members also have in interest in the traditional craft, and about five Kay County 4-H students met at the Kay County Extension office July 19 – 20 for a crash course in the art.
The workshop focused in the most basic principals to introduce the students to the craft, with each participant using and learning their on their own sewing machine.
“They learned basic sewing skills and did a few projects that they can enter in the Kay County Free Fair,” Kay County Extension Director Brenda Medlock said.
Basic skills include the parts of a sewing machine, sewing lines, measuring and cutting fabric and following patterns.
In the process, they made their own crafts, all with a simple machine and the skills they learned in class.
“They made Teddy bears, fleeces and potholders,” Medlock said. “These are simple sewing projects they can make with basic sewing skills.”
For more information about Kay County 4-H activities, contact the Extension office at (580) 362-3194 or visit their Facebook page.