You’ve got to learn to walk before you run, as they say, and the same logic applies to sewing. In the Sewn by Hand Challenge, we want you to flex your fingers and make something hand-sewn!

The grand prize winner will take home an iPad Mini and runners up will win an Instructables prize pack. Enroll in our free Hand Sewing Class for some tips and techniques, and good luck with your project!

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

The Sewn By Hand Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug.
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 Dec 5, 2016 and Jan 9, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Sewn By Hand 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.