Special occasions often call for a dress, and when you make the dress yourself, the event becomes all the more memorable. In the DIY Dress Contest, we want to see your handmade dresses for every occasion. That means your wedding, prom, and even everyday dresses are all eligible!

Prizes are provided by SewingMachinesPlus.com, and they are sure to inspire you to make something amazing. Win a long-arm Juki computerized sewing machine, a Janome HD1000 mechanical sewing machine, and Grace TrueCut cutting kit. Traditional fabrics are welcome, and there are no limits to what materials you can use to fashion your frock!

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' current contests here!

The DIY Dress Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

24 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

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 Feb 22, 2016 and Apr 18, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select DIY Dress 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.