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Sewing Day on March 17th!

Pillow project examples

Grant County 4-H is excited to partner with the Douglas County Program Coordinator, Jodi Hintzen, to offer a fun sewing workshop where all participants will create two pillow projects! All of the projects will be unique and personalized, as each youth is asked to select their own fabric and thread (see below for details).

Up to 10 youth (grades 4 and up) can participate on a first-come-first serve basis; each youth is asked to bring an adult helper to assist. When registering, please provide:

  • Name of youth
  • Name of adult helper
  • If you have a sewing machine to bring with you (highly suggested, but not required)

NOTE: to minimize costs to all participants, we will not be providing lunch. Please plan to bring a sack lunch or purchase food during our short lunch break.

To register, contact Rebecca at or 218-332-0318.

For questions about the projects or materials needed, contact Jodi at

Upcycled Shirt Pillow

Bring a used button-up shirt to create your own upcycled, decorative throw pillow! Pillow forms will be provided. Specific supplies to bring include:

  • used, adult-sized button-up shirt in good condition with all of the buttons; flannel, cotton, or poly/cotton blend
  • thread to match or complement your fabric
  • $5 to cover cost of the pillow form 

Bed-sized Pillow Case

Select your favorite fun prints and/or colors to make a fun bed pillow! This project will build on basic skills, adding trim and a heading to a more basic pillow template. Specific supplies to bring include:

  • 3/4 yard of cotton fabric for body of pillow case
  • 1/4 yard of cotton fabric for heading of pillow case
  • 1/8 yard of cotton fabric for trim
  • thread to match or complement your fabric


Rebecca Haider
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(218) 685-8323
Jodi Hintzen
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(320) 762-3890

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Sewing Day - Pillow Projects

March 17, 2018

10:00am - 3:00pm

Grant County Extension Office