Announcing: The Royal Wedding Sew-Along Contest!


royal wedding sew-along

You all have been working so hard on your creations for The Royal Wedding Sew Along and we’re so close to the finish line. (Harry and Meghan’s wedding day of May 19th is almost here.) You’ve inspired all of us at Simplicity and McCall’s so much we’ re holding a contest so we can give away some really great prizes. Here’s what you could win!

  • a NEW Brother SB8000 sewing machine worth $1,579USD!
  • Your choice of five patterns from current McCall’s brands and Simplicity brands. Value of up to $100USD!

Once you’ve finished your dress/outfit, post your make on social media and add the hashtag #royalweddingsewalong to your caption (your own Instagram account, McCall’s and/or Simplicity’s Facebook pages, The Royal Wedding Sew-Along Facebook Group, and Twitter) any time between now and May 18th, 2018. Posting it one place on social media, such as Instagram, is enough, as long as you’ve included the  hashtag #royalweddingsewalong. Note: You have up until May 18th to enter so it’s not too late grab one of our current patterns and make something to enter.

Our panel of judges from Simplicity and McCall’s will choose the best makes from the submissions. So what criteria will we judge on? A combination of:

  • execution
  • fit
  • choice of fabric
  • representation of the sewer’s own style
  • photography of the finished piece


Qualifying garments are those sewn from a current pattern from any of the five participating brands: Butterick, McCall’s, New Look, Simplicity, or Vogue Patterns. Pattern tweaking is allowed, as long as the judges feel the basic overall design of the pattern is still recognizable. For example, making a  neckline a little less plunging or a sleeve longer or shorter for your tastes is fine with us.

Tip: Taking a good photograph—preferably one that’s shot outside in natural light—will show off your creation the best. The judging team appreciates photos with a real person modeling the pattern, so we can see how it fits and looks on you, though we will definitely consider dress form photos.

There will be ONE grand prize winner and FIVE runner ups! The grand prize winner will receive the Brother SB8000:

This Simplicity® Limited Edition sewing and embroidery machine is simply unique! With a total of 336 embroidery designs, 136 built-in and 200 on CD, you are bound to transform your clothing into unique pieces of art. The 5″ by 7″ embroidery frame give you plenty of room to embellish anything from home décor items to your favorite jeans. Try personalizing your finished projects by applying classic monograms or applique designs with the included BES® Embroidery Lettering Software 2. Features such as advanced needle threading system, automatic thread trimming system and adjustable machine speed allows for an easy and effortless experience. The SB8000 Sewing & Embroidery machine is simply unique!


The five runner-ups—one chosen from each of the five participating brands—will receive their selection of five current patterns from Butterick, McCall’s, New Look, Simplicity, or Vogue Patterns. A value of up to $100!

 See, isn’t this an easy contest to enter?! We can’t wait to see your submissions! Don’t forget to include the hashtag #royalweddingsewalong. The winners will be announced here during the week of May 21st.

Click here to read the official rules. Good luck!

royal wedding sew-along

  1. Thanks for the great opportunity.

  2. So sad that the contest is not open for Europe residents 🙁

  3. Has a winner been chosen?

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