Summer Sew is back

4-H Summer Sew School for Cowlitz County youth is returning


Cowlitz County 4-H Sewing and Textile Advisors will teach sewing skills to beginners from 9-11 a.m., and to youth with sewing experience from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 20-23 at the WSU Extension office at 304 Cowlitz Way, Kelso. Participants will learn straight stitching, hand sewing, use of a simple pattern and basic sewing supplies to create personal items and garments. Each participant will need to provide his/her own sewing machine with accessories and instruction manual. A limited number of machines are available for use on a first-come basis.

Participants are part of the county 4-H Youth Program and will be able to exhibit their items in the 4-H department at the Cowlitz County Fair, July 27-30. The 4-H Summer Sew School is open to all youth who have completed the third grade or older. The cost is $30 per participant and $20 for each additional sibling. The fee includes sewing supplies for beginners and a resource notebook.

A required parent orientation will be held on Tuesday evening, June 14, at the WSU Extension Office, 304 Cowlitz Way, Kelso, WA, at 6:30 p.m., for beginning sewers and 7 p.m., for youth with more sewing experience.

Parking is available both at the Extension office and also across the street from the Extension office on 4th Ave. North in Kelso.


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