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With the Simplicity Sewing Challenge in full flow, this week’s blog post is here to help you to the finish line!

We’ll be providing a re-cap on the rules for entering this fabulous competition…but don’t worry, you’ve got till the 30th September to enter your makes. So keep calm and sew on!



THE CHALLENGE: What will I be judged on?

Your challenge is to use your chosen Simplicity Sewing Challenge patterns as a basis for your own bespoke creation, so let your imagination go wild!

Using the pattern as your foundation, choose your favourite fabric, feel free to accessorise with fancy trimmings and tweak the design to suit your shape and size.

Simply show us what you’re made of and stamp your very own style on these patterns.

If you’re entering the ‘Best Blogger Feature’, then you’ll be judged by how informative and visual your write up is, so send us a link to your post & for those entering the newcomer category – remember you must have been sewing for less than a year.




To enter, post a picture of your completed Simplicity project on your blog or send us pictures of your make to Simplicity’s Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram page.


Remember you must use the hashtag #SimplicitySewingChallenge and please list which category you are entering


Then email the link to the Simplicity email address [email protected], to make sure we haven’t missed your make!
Entries must be received by the newly extended competition closing date: 30th September 2016

For more details about the challenge and to check the terms & conditions, head to




Your fabulous makes will then be judged by none other than May Martin, GBSB’s Lauren Guthrie, Thrifty Stitcher Claire-Louise Hardie, SEW magazine Editor Lorraine Luximon and sewing blogger Rachel Pinheiro.

Good luck stitchers!