To sew or not to sew, that is the question. The answer? Definitely to sew for the Sew Cool Contest! Dust off your sewing machine and thread your sewing needle; wherever your talents lie, now is the time to show them off! Bring needle to thread for practical purposes or just for fun; all’s fair in sewing and stitchery.

The finest sewists will be winning a Janome 8002D Serger, a swatch book, or pinking shears. Too many ideas with no clue how to bring your fabric concepts to fruition? Check out our Sewing Classes to learn how to use a sewing machine, hand sew, and more!

The Sew Cool Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

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 Aug 7, 2017 and Oct 2, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Sew Cool 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.