The Super Online Sewing Match: Announcing the Contestants!

on July 7 | in Contests & Giveaways, Sew-Alongs | by | with 24 Comments

We received hundreds of audition emails for The Super Online Sewing Match. We read each email and looked at all of your photos. There were many common threads in the applications… So many of us share a history of making doll clothes, learning skills in 4-H, home-ec classes and at the sides of our talented mothers and grandmothers (dads and grandpas too!). Many of us carted sewing machines off to college or dove into sewing with a passion while home with young children. You all make beautiful clothes, bags and more, and you have touching stories about what sewing means to you; sewing is an art, a passion, a piece of you that you share with the lucky people in your life. We were touched by the lovely photos and the impassioned pleas for a chance to compete (there were even letters of support from husbands!). If you sent in an audition email and weren’t selected, please know that we could have chosen dozens of great contestants; bringing it down to just 10 was very difficult. We chose individuals who we think are the best sewists for the five challenges ahead. We hope everyone who applied joins in the Community Match and sews along.

We had to select just 10 contestants for The Super Online Sewing Match and the following individuals shone with their skill, style, spunk and dedication. We’ll share much more about them in the days ahead… We’re very pleased to announce the 10 Super Online Sewing Match Contestants!

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Melissa from Scavenger Hunt

Melissa loves vintage fashion and sews a lot of fifties and sixties-inspired dresses and blouses.

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Irene from Froo & Boo

Check out Irene’s Kate Middleton-inspired Military Coat and her Burberry-Inspired School Coat!

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Charise from Charise Creates

This is a recent block made by Charise; she designs paper piecing patterns, apparel and more!

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Kelli from True Bias

Some of Kelli’s latest favorite garments include this blazer, a tie dye maxi and a button-up shirt. Kelli recently moved to New York City and writes that she uses sewing “as a way to explore creativity through my wardrobe.”

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Ashley from Ashley Lotecki Illustration & Design

Ashley had some of the most unique photos of all the entries. She shared some incredible costumes and vintage-inspired sewing.

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Nicole from Nicole at Home

Nicole sews for herself, her husband, for kids and more!

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Lori from Girls in the Garden

Lori sent in photos of her girls holding Weekender bags, all made by Lori! She often sews for herself, and has a podcast too.

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Ngoc, on Flickr and Pinterest

Ngoc writes that she sews at a “glacial speed,” from lots of cute dresses to swimwear and more.

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Mary from Young, Broke, and Fabulous

Mary writes that sewing is the “first thing that I’ve ever done that’s come completely naturally to me.” Here are a couple of additional examples of Mary’s sewing.

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Sue from A Colourful Canvas

Check out some of the clothing links Sue sent in here, here and here! She’s from Canada and is happy to represent our “neighbours (note the u) to the north!”

Can we get a round of applause for the Top 10?! Good luck to all of them!

All 10 of the contestants win a $20 gift certificate to one of the fabulous Super Online Sewing Match fabric store sponsors!

The Fabric Fairy

Fabricworm

Pink Castle Fabrics

Coming up soon, the first challenge!

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24 Responses to The Super Online Sewing Match: Announcing the Contestants!

  1. Thistle says:

    So awesome! All the contestants are amazing! I am rooting for Lori!!!!!!!!! She is truly talented and I can’t wait to see what she can do!

    blessings,
    karianne

  2. Samantha says:

    Yay!! I’m so glad that I have never heard of most of these women, it’s so fun to get exposed to new (to me) inspiration and talent. I was a little worried this was going to be a top ten of the already most popular contest.

    Your choices have inspired me to watch!

  3. Ashley says:

    Actually, three Canadians! I’m hailing from Toronto :)

    So excited to be part of this Bee!

  4. Deborah says:

    Glad to see two Canadians in the mix….Irene is an expat from Vancouver and will represent. Good luck ladies.

  5. Velosewer says:

    All the best ladies.

  6. jonquil says:

    Good luck, contestants! Looking forward to all of your creations.

  7. Sue says:

    So exciting! Congratulations ladies! I’m stoked to see their creations. Super proud to see a fellow Canadian participating. Good Luck to all!

  8. Michelle says:

    Fantastic group!!! I can’t wait to see what’s in store! Congrats, ladies!

  9. melissa q. says:

    So exciting! congrats to the top 10. I’m thrilled to see a few faces I know and so excited to meet some new friends!

  10. monica says:

    and yes CONGRATUALTIONS ladies of the Bee…

  11. monica says:

    so excited for this can’t wait to see what everyone does and how we all may learn a thing or two..,.,

  12. Heidi M says:

    Good luck to all! Excited to see what they create!

  13. So excited to see these ladies creations!

  14. darci says:

    I love that I have never heard of any of these ladies before! Congrats to all. So exciting

  15. This is so exciting and this group of ladies is CRAZY talented! :) Can’t wait to see what everyone makes!

  16. AnnaPK says:

    I can’t wait to watch this contest!

  17. Tasha says:

    What a great group of contestants, I can’t wait to follow along!

  18. Kelli says:

    So excited to be a part of this and sew with so many amazing ladies.

  19. Leila says:

    Congrats everyone! I’m excited to watch!

  20. Amy says:

    So cool! I can’t wait to see their creations!

  21. Laura C says:

    Yay for all these fabulous ladies! I am thrilled to have ten new to me blogs to peruse. So excited to sew along at home.

  22. Jill says:

    Congratulations ladies! Glad to see some new faces for a change!!

  23. Carla says:

    Good luck to the top 10! I can’t wait to see what you make :)

  24. Catherine says:

    I am PUMPED! So many great, new to me blogs. I’m looking forward to seeing what these ladies can do. :)

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