If autumn is sweater weather, then winter is sweater, scarf, coat, and beanie weather! A sweater alone can really only do so much to warm your up in winter. There are lots of other wearables you can make to keep you warm all season. So don’t spend this winter cozying up to the space heater, head thee to the fabric store and make something for the Winter Wearables Contest! Your hard work could be rewarded with a Juki TL-2010Q, Gingher 8” Dressmaker Shears, Janome 8002D, and more!

We’re looking for all the knitting, sewing, and crocheting projects your crafty hands can make. And we’re offering a special judges' prize for the best wearable tech project! This is your chance to make those bunny slippers you’ve been dreaming about, the reversible sweatpants/yoga pants, and upcycle all the vintage sweaters you can find into a poncho! Your project should be original, and your instructions should be easy to understand. If you get started now, you can don your winter apparel all season long. And remember, making is a wonderful way to keep warm!

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The Winter Wearables Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Wearable Tech (1)

One Judges' Prize winner for best wearable tech 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 winners 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 Nov 10, 2014 and Jan 5, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Winter Wearables 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.