We're pleased to present the Bag Contest! Bags help us carry our things, protect them from the elements, transport goods, and more. For this contest, we want you to either make a bag or use a bag to make something else!

Prizes include an iPad Mini, GoalZero portable speaker, RuMe organizer bag, and more. There's also a special judges' prize for bags that are sewn, so stitch up something special for a chance to win!

The Bag Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Sewing (1)

One Judges Prize winner for a sewing project will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize winner will receive:

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 26, 2016 and Feb 13, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Bag Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.