Bernina of America is hosting the WeAllSew Challenge Contest, in which you can vie to win a $1,000 Bernina gift certificate, a chance to be featured on Bernina’s WeAllSew.com (a blog designed for sewing enthusiasts of all ages to share a love of sewing through ideas, projects, patterns and tips, and inspire a whole new group of sewers), as well as a Bernina sewing machine valued at $5,000.
Throughout the year, you’ll have the chance to enter three unique challenges that focus on upcycling or reinventing pieces of clothing and fabric. For each challenge, one winner will be selected to receive a $1,000 Bernina gift certificate as well as a chance to be featured in an article on WeAllSew.com.
The theme of the first challenge is a wedding dress makeover–upcycle a wedding gown or bridesmaid dress into something new. The new design must incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. To enter, upload a brief description and photo of the finished project between March 1 and March 19 at Bernina’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/berninausa, where you’ll also find full instructions and rules. Examples of upcycled projects are available on WeAllSew.com.
The challenge entries will be judged by a panel of Bernina experts based on three criteria: votes, project description and the finished project. The winner will be announced on the Bernina Facebook page in early April.
Anyone can enter to win the grand prize drawing for a Bernina 730 E sewing and embroidery machine by filling out an entry form at participating Bernina dealer. Each challenge participant will also be automatically entered into the sweepstakes, which will take place in October after all three challenges have ended. Visit berninausa.com for more information.