VOTE for your favorite creation! All entries posted on Facebook after 5pm September 28th and voting will be open until noon, October 5th. 

At Ragfinery we love sewing things out of reused materials, and we also love seeing what you all create. So, in celebration of National Sewing Month this September, we are hosting another fantastic upcycle challenge!

We’ve done some really fun challenges in the past – finding creative ways to use bus driver uniforms and wedding dresses; hosting our live Sewing Rodeo; choosing themes like Cirque du Couture and Flora & Fauna, and watching local creatives strut their stuff on our red carpet runway. This time, we’re bringing our challenge online!

Starting September 7th you can come sign up in our store for our Scraptastic Challenge where you’ll be given a free bag of scraps to take home and sew up your creation. Next, photograph your entry and send it to us no later than 5:00 PM on September 28th so we can post it on Facebook and let our online community vote for the winner. On October 5th one lucky person will be crowned scrap queen or king. The winner will receive a $75.00 gift certificate, and you know that goes a long way at Ragfinery! 

Generally at Ragfinery we can’t accept donations of fabric which are smaller than 1 square foot, so this upcycle challenge is an effort to utilize those pieces that sneak their way into our inventory. For this reason there will be special consideration given to the entry that uses the highest volume of scraps! 

Materials used in your creation must be limited to the materials you receive in your bag, with the exception of thread and, if needed, invisible closures.  Number of entries is limited to bags of scrap on hand at Ragfinery. There is no fee to sign up, and you can make anything you want! So start thinking of ways to salvage those scraps. Details and registration in store. We’ll see you for the kick-off on September 7th!

Challenge opens
: Friday, September 7th
Challenge closes: Friday, September 28th
Where to enter: In person at Ragfinery, 1421 N Forest St., Bellingham
Cost to enter: Free
What to submit: Please email a well-lit photo and description of your entry to no later than 5 PM on Sept. 28th.
Description: Include in your description what the item is that you made, your inspiration, process (quilting, tying, wrapping) and quantity of scraps you used. Please limit to approximately 75 words.
Winner announced: Friday, October, 5th
Prize: $75 Ragfinery gift certificate