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Hey members!!
As you may have read recently in one of our new blogs about the Show Your Support Bra Challenge by the American Sewing Expo. I also wanted to alert you to the additional contest they are presenting here: American Sewing Expo Contest. Choose what your passion is, then enter one of their contests. You are a winner whether you take home a prize or just enter for the fun of it!
Passion For Fashion
Show Your Support
Art of the Quilt
Pattern Review Challenge
Innovation Generation

Good luck and happy competitive sewing!


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    Aug 25, 2010, 12.31 AMby sew4my3

    These were the additional contest names: 1. Passion For Fashion 2.Show Your Support 3.Art of the Quilt 4.Pattern Review Challenge 5.Innovation Generation 6.Drawings

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    Aug 26, 2010, 01.25 AMby sew4my3

    Are you up for a challenge? Henthorne Handmade is hosting a Halloween Tutorial contest. Sounds like great fun! It has to be Halloween themed and involve recycling. Read the rules on her blog, then get to work!

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      Sep 19, 2010, 05.44 PMby henthorne-handmade

      Wow! Thanks for posting this! :) Maybe word about it is getting around better than I thought! LOL

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      Sep 23, 2010, 12.54 AMby sew4my3

      You’re welcome Henthorne! If you have news you want to get out just let me, the blabbermouth, know!

      Keep sewing with a smile from your friendly Burdastyle Moderator!

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    Aug 26, 2010, 01.54 AMby sew4my3

    Family-Vacation-Getaways.com’s2010 Halloween Costume Photo Contest! Entries for the 2010 Halloween Photo Contest will be accepted beginning October 1, 2010. The last date to register for the contest will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Pictures must be received by Friday, November 5th. You must be a resident of the United States or Canada to enter.

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    Aug 26, 2010, 02.10 AMby sew4my3

    The 2010 Homemade Halloween Costume Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Parenting Magazine TO ENTER: Submit an original color photo of your child wearing their homemade Halloween costume at http://www.parenting.com/costume. Fill out the online entry form and upload your photo following the directions on the page. Entries must be received before 11:59 P.M. EDT on November 2, 2010 Details here: Official Rules

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    Oct 7, 2010, 03.12 AMby sew4my3

    Guildwars Halloween Art Contest

    Create a unique piece of Guild Wars art that celebrates Halloween or the fall season. For this contest, we have a pretty broad definition of the word “art”—as long as it’s creative and brings a Halloween twist to Guild Wars, or brings a Guild Wars twist to Halloween, we’ll consider it.

    Here are some examples:

    Carve a pumpkin or create a template for other pumpkin carvers.

    Make your own Guild Wars Halloween costume.

    Design a Guild Wars Halloween desktop image or wallpaper.

    Decorate a cake, bake some cookies, or build an edible haunted house.

    Decorate your home in a Guild Wars theme.

    Construct a Guild Wars Halloween prop or decoration.

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    Oct 7, 2010, 03.15 AMby sew4my3

    Craftzine Halloween Contest

    It’s going to be a crafty Halloween this year and we have a contest to help you showcase all the cool stuff you are making! Our CRAFT Halloween contest is looking for costumes (made for you, your kids, or your pets), as well as food and drinks, and spooky Halloween party decor. We want anything you create to get us all in the DIY Halloween spirit! For more information and rules, visit our CRAFT Halloween Contest page.

    The Prizes

    Grand Prize: The Grand Prize Winner will receive one Xyron Creatopia, one Crafty Chica DIY Appliques Pack, one Crafty Chica Little Chica Paint Pack, four Crafty Chica Chunky Glitters, one Crafty Chica Extreme Embellishment Glue, one CRAFT T-Shirt, and one Maker’s Notebook. Total estimated retail value of Grand Prize is $212.91.

    Three Runners Up:Three Runners Up will receive one Xyron X, one Crafty Chica Little Chica Paint Pack, two Crafty Chica Chunky Glitters, two Crafty Chica Iron-On Transfers, CRAFT T-shirt. Total estimated retail value of Runners Up Prize is $38.94.

    How to Enter: During the Contest Period, participants are invited to create and submit Halloween costumes, food and drink recipes, and Halloween party decor. To enter the Contest, please submit your project photos to the CRAFT Flickr pool (http://www.flickr.com/groups/craft/pool/), with the tag “crafthallowcontest”. Please include a brief description (up to 200 words) of your project, creation process, inspiration, materials, etc.

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    Oct 7, 2010, 03.25 AMby sew4my3

    Love to Sew Fashion Design Contest

    PROJECT: “fashion FORWARD” for inspiring designers of ALL AGES Deadline: October 30, 2010

    Design it,

    Make it,

    Model it…

    Sketch an outfit of your choice. Make or buy a pattern, alter it, and make your garment, your way, your design, your look. This years theme is – PROJECT: “fashion FORWARD”. Just send photos NOT THE GARMENT. We don’t want to risk loosing something in the mail that you worked so hard on.


    Age Divisions:

    Novice Division: ages 8-11

    Junior Division: ages 12-14

    Senior Division: ages 15-18

    Elite Division: ages 19-35

    Senior Elite Division: ages 36 and up

    This contest is open to designers who live in the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and Europe.

    *All designers entering from outside of the United States must add an additional $12.00 shipping fee per entry for the mailing of the award.

    Awards & Prizes:

    1st – 3rd place – Rosette Award Ribbons in each division

    Additional Awards

    4th – 8th Place Award Ribbon in each division

    Participant Award

    One Overall/Outstanding winner in any division which the judges select, will win a certificate for the best “Fashion Forward” Design of 2010, a fashion design note pad, and a fashion design t-shirt.

    The winning garments photos will be displayed on the website!

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      Oct 21, 2010, 03.24 PMby Taira Hussain

      I would love to enter the contest- Can you send me more information?.

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      Oct 21, 2010, 11.30 PMby sew4my3

      Hello Taira,
      You can either click on the underlined title above or click here: http://www.lovetosew.com/fashiondesigncontestmakeit.htm and the link will take you to the site for information.

      I wish you luck and happy sewing!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 03.29 AMby sew4my3

    Hoffman Challenge 2011

    Selecting the fabrics for the annual Hoffman Challenge is a challenge in itself! Although all of the Hoffman Fabrics are famously inspirational, we must narrow the selection.

    Some of the criteria used are:

    A. None of the famous Hoffman batiks can be chosen for the primary challenge fabric, as these fabrics are handmade by individual artists, and no two yards are exactly the same. Since these fabrics are manufactured in other countries, weather and shipping issues can make availability somewhat unpredictable, so even though we love ‘em, at this point we can’t use them as our primary challenge fabric. We do, however, encourage you to use them in your entry!

    B. The fabric has to be newly designed, never seen, and specifically released for the challenge.

    C. We review the fabrics used in past challenges, and attempt to choose a totally new style and look. Because Hoffman is famous for its very high quality multiple colored fabrics, chances are the challenge fabric will have numerous rich colors and shades, providing endless opportunities for all involved to choose coordinates and companion fabrics. To see all of the past challenge fabrics, Click Here.

    D. Potential uses of the fabric are discussed. This is a challenge, remember? We consider how the fabric will look when it’s cut and incorporated with other fabrics in clothing, quilts, dolls and accessories. We think about use of both little bitty pieces, and large sections of the fabric. When the entries begin to arrive, we never cease to be amazed how the challenge items use the fabrics in wonderful ways we could never have imagined!

    E. A highly sophisticated selection process takes place over sandwiches and chocolate, and when the preliminary designs look just right on paper, sample “strike offs” are made to see how the design looks on actual fabric. If these are as beautiful as we expect, the fabric is announced to all.

    F. The selected fabric is then released with applications to shops around the world. Even though the process of selection was highly scientific, everyone feels obligated to put in their two cents! The opinions and advice are carefully weighed, but like we said, this is a challenge! It’s impossible to please everyone, but since the challenge uses Hoffman fabrics, you know that no matter what fabric is selected, it’s one of the best!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 01.48 PMby sew4my3


    Join us for the “Make It: Fun® for the Holidays! Craft Challenge!” We want to see what you can create using any shape or size of STYROFOAM™ and a favorite holiday of yours! So whether it is for Halloween, Christmas, Birthday, Hanukkah, or ANY holiday, this craft challenge is for everyone! Post your finished project photos to ANY or all of these places. When you have done that, let us know on the blog and at: HolidayChallenge@theDIYdish.com 1. The DIY Dish Fan Page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-DIY-Dish/282273049791 2. The DIY Dish Photo Page on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/thediydish/pool/ 3. The “Make It: Fun®” Fan Page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MakeItFun.FloraCraft 4. Your Own Blog and/or Website 5. Email a photo to: HolidayChallenge@theDIYdish.com. This is a temporary email address that will be set up between September 27, 2010 and October 30, 2010 only. The craft challenge is open to participants 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Eligible participants sending in or posting a photo of a project using STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and/or Make It: Fun® STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam in their holiday decorating will receive a complimentary bundle of e-Patterns from Make It: Fun®, as well as the new “DIY Dish: 2 Minute Craft Countdowns from Season 1″ eBook. This craft challenge begins Monday, September 27, 2010 and ends at midnight PST October 30, 2010. Three entrants will also be randomly selected to win a prize package from FloraCraft®. Prizes are non-transferable and are void where prohibited. The Sponsor of this “Make It: Fun®” for the Holidays Craft Challenge is FloraCraft® Corporation. Jump right in and have some FUN!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 11.15 AMby sew4my3

    Create For Less Handmade Halloween Costume Contest

    What’s your favorite handmade Halloween costume you’ve ever created? From kids to adult costumes, funny to scary, we want to see your creativity! Enter our Handmade Halloween Costume Contest for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes…

    *1st Place: $150 CreateForLess Shopping Spree

    *2nd Place: $100 CreateForLess Shopping Spree

    *3rd Place: $50 CreateForLess Shopping Spree

    To enter to win, fill out the entry form, attach a photo of your costume and include a brief description of it in the Description box. Limited to three entries per person. Contest deadline is November 1, 2010. Winners will be chosen by a group of CreateForLess employees and members of CreateForLess’ Facebook community. The winners will be contacted individually via email and posted on our web site. Some entries will be showcased on CreateForLess.com, our ThinkCrafts blog and Facebook page. Submission of an entry into this contest grants CreateForLess permission to use the submitted content for promotional purposes. No specific identifying information, other than first name and city, state will be published, and your contact information will not be distributed to any other party.

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