"Free cycle"? It's a new word that 4-H'ers learned that refers to "taking something old and making it into something new." Saving our environment applies not only to the world of plastics, but also to the world of fabric and fashion.
4-H'ers across East Tennessee had various opportunities to transform "Rags to Riches" as they enjoyed the Regional Fashion and Design Conference in Pigeon Forge, June 3-5, at the National Parks Resort. Twelve 4-H members from Sevier County attended this event.
Students utilized fabric and buttons from old clothes to make decorative pin cushions, quilt squares, and even dress design samples. Old ties were used for sunglass holders, and can pop top tabs were transformed into fashionable bracelets. Even the Goodwill Industries of Knoxville presented a fashion show!
Sewing skills were introduced as 4-H members made cell phone bags with sewing machines, and "Tn Hero Bags for Operation Military Kids." These bags were filled with donations of items which were sent to children of military families.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.