BurdaStyle and Instructables are teaming up to host a DIY Fashion Challenge!

Channel your inner Chanel and show us your most creative clothing designs for a chance to win an amazing set of prizes and promotional opportunities.

All entries must involve your own clothing creations, whether you've been inspired by the runways or had a vision in a dream. It doesn't matter where the inspiration comes from, as long as the final handiwork is your own. This contest is focused solely on garment design and construction, not accessories.

To enter the BurdaStyle Fashion Challenge submit a Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable documenting the process and/or final product of a garment you’ve either sewn by machine or hand, knit, crochet or a combination of garment creation techniques.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to U.S. entries only. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, June 12.

The BurdaStyle Fashion Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

Featured blog post in BurdaStyle - Winning project will be featured on BurdaStyle.com, the largest online sewing community with over 500,000 members.
Project will be included in a Best of Slide Show on BurdaStyle
Industrial Sewing Machine from Singer191D-20 straight stitch industrial sewing machine
SergerStylist II (14J250) 4-thread serger (Value: $400)
Amann-Mettler Organizer Box with 104 Spools of Thread - 104 Spools of Mettler Metrosene Thread (art 1161, 150m all purpose thread)
$100 Indygo Junction gift certificate - $100 in books and patterns from Indygo Junction
Sublime Stitching gift certificate + tote$100 gift certificate to Sublime Stitching and pre-printed tote

First Prize (4 winners)

Project will be included in a Best of Slide Show on BurdaStyle
Sewing Machine from Singer - 7467S Confidence Stylist sewing machine
$25 Indygo Junction gift certificate
$25 Sublime Stitching gift certificate

Runner-Up (15 winners)

Project will be included in a Best of Slide Show on BurdaStyle
Sublime Stitch Owl Scissors
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 May 9, 2011 and Jun 12, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select BurdaStyle Fashion Challenge. 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.