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Gear up for the Selfish Sewing Week Challenge!

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

Spring 2015 Selfish Sewing Week Challenge |
How do you feel about winning over $300 in sewing swag? Does the sound of a full leather hide, some luscious voile, and free sewing patterns turn your crank?  Then, we’ve got the challenge for you!
In six short days Indiesew, Imagine Gnats and Kollabora will kick off this season’s Selfish Sewing Week. Selfish Sewing Week is an entire seven days dedicated to sewing just for you! There will be over 25 bloggers providing inspiration for your own projects. There's also a great event page over on Kollabora, where you can upload your Selfish Sewing projects!
But we wanted to take this Spring’s Selfish Sewing Week up a notch and host a good-natured competition. There’s some great prizes at stake and the opportunity to showcase your one-of-a-kind creations! We’re calling it the Selfish Sewing Week Challenge.

What is it?

The Selfish Sewing Week Challenge is a week-long contest where Indiesew users vote on entries uploaded by you! Entries must be creations from a pattern sold in the Indiesew shop. But you can take complete creative license to make this pattern your own. The entries with the highest number of votes will win.
We’ve built a beautiful interface that makes it easy to upload your entries and a blast to vote daily. We will unveil the challenge page and voting platform when the challenge starts at 8:00am MDT next Monday, March 9th! You’ll be able to upload your entries at that time, so get started now on your SSW projects!


The Prizes

Here’s the best part, there’s over $400 worth of sewing swag to be won! A (yellow!) leather hide, tons of fabric, and gift cards are just a few of the items included in the first, second, and third place prize. Take a look:

First Place Prize

The entry with the most number of total votes will win a prize valued at over $300. It includes:
Selfish Sewing Week Challenge First Place Prize |

Second Place Prize

The entry with the second highest amount of total votes will win a prize valued at around $70. It includes:
  • $50 Indiesew gift card
  • Two Yards of Dash Quilting Cotton from P&B Textiles
Selfish Sewing Week Second Place Prize |

Third Place Prize

The entry with the third highest amount of total votes will win a prize valued at around $40. It includes:
Selfish Sewing Week Third Place Prize |


How To Enter

Entering the Selfish Sewing Week Challenge is easy. Simply find the pattern in the Indiesew shop that you sewed up. Click on "Add My Creation", upload your photos, add any other information you’d like. Choose "Selfish Sewing Week Challenge" at the bottom of the form. If you’ve never uploaded a creation to Indiesew, take a look at this blog post.
But wait to upload your creation until the challenge is live on Monday! Creations uploaded to Indiesew before the challenge start date cannot take part in the challenge.


The Rules

Because this is a contest with some major sewing swag up for grabs, we’ve outlined the rules in detail. Please read them carefully before you decide to participate.

The Selfish Sewing Week Challenge will begin at 8:00am MDT on March 9th, 2015 and will end at 10:00 pm MDT on March 15th, 2015. The winners of the Selfish Sewing Week Challenge will be chosen after the challenge ends and will be the entries with the highest number of votes at the end of the challenge period. In the event of a tie for total votes, the number of unique users that voted for each entry received will be used as a tie breaker. The winners will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram profiles, and will also be notified via email.


  • Only one challenge entry is allowed per participant.
  • Participants must have a valid shipping address to participate. International entries accepted.
  • Entries must be new creations, not previously uploaded to
  • Entries must be creations sewn from patterns available in the Indiesew shop. An Indiesew purchased pattern is not required to submit an entry.
  • Entries will be reviewed before they are published to check for inappropriate content or duplicate creations. Any entry containing inappropriate content or duplicate entry will be deleted.
  • You must have an Indiesew account to upload an entry.
  • No Indiesew purchase necessary to enter. An Indiesew purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
  • You must have an Indiesew account to cast votes.
  • Each Indiesew user can vote up to three times per day, every day until the challenge ends.
  • You may only vote for a particular entry once per day.
  • Votes cannot be uncast.
  • Unused votes do not roll over to the next day.

SSW Pattern Sale!

Selfish Sewing Week Pattern Sale |
To gear up for Selfish Sewing Week we’re discounting every pattern in the Indiesew shop by 15% starting today! Maybe you’ve been eyeing the Marianne Dress or the Sutton Blouse. Now's the time to get them. We rarely discount the entire shop, so take advantage of this deal! This sale will end on Sunday, March 8th at 10pm MST. Use coupon code SPRINGSSW at checkout to receive the discount. Gift cards and collections excluded.


SSW Happenings

Be sure to stay tuned to the Indiesew blog to see featured Selfish Sewing week creations posted every day! Plus, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see even more selfish sewing inspiration from bloggers all over the world.
If you haven’t checked it out already, Imagine Gnats is having a 20% off sale on the knits in her shop until 11:59pm EST on March 5th. Grab your patterns, get your fabric and get ready for Selfish Sewing Week!

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