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!
Melissa from Scavenger Hunt
Irene from Froo & Boo
Charise from Charise Creates
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.”
Ashley from Ashley Lotecki Illustration & Design
Nicole from Nicole at Home
Lori from Girls in the Garden
Mary from Young, Broke, and Fabulous
Sue from A Colourful Canvas
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!
Coming up soon, the first challenge!