© American Sewing Guild • January 2018

Anyone Can Win is the ASG equal opportunity sewing event because anyone who enters has a chance to win,  regardless of sewing expertise or experience.  Anyone Can Win is open to ASG “over 18” members and anyone age 18 and under. (Open to U.S. residents only.) If the entrant is not a Junior Member, the “18 and under” category needs an ASG sponsor.  But it isn’t necessary for the sponsor to have been involved in sewing the entry.  We just want you to encourage young people to enter.  Note, however, that the sponsor’s name and ASG membership number must be included on the entry form.

To enter, make all or part of any of the 13 ASG patterns shown on this page. Take a digital photo of your creation and then go to the Members Only section of  Click on the Contest 2018 banner, fill out the entry form, and follow the easy instructions to upload and label your photo (only one photo per garment, please). That’s it! The deadline for entries is midnight EDT, July 1, 2018.  Making more than one garment? Enter them all.  The more garments you enter, the greater your chances of winning!

Four winners will be chosen electronically at random—two “over 18” ASG members and two “18 and under” entrants. The first “over 18” member selected will receive a set of Clover with Nancy Zieman®Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors and Shears, with comfortable easy-grip handles and blades made from the highest quality steel with a precision finish for the sharpest cut and superior durability: 73⁄4″ shears, 63⁄4″ scissors, and 51⁄8″ scissors.  PLUS the Clover three-piece ruler set, perfect for pattern drafting and fashion design: French Curve (top), Hip Curve, and Mini (1″ x 6″) Rulers; PLUS the Clover Wedge Iron, with a narrow tip that slides easily between layers of fabric.  The second member selected will receive an assortment of A&E Intressa premium polyester thread, 28 spools, 1,264 yards each, in the most popular colors.  The two “18 and under” winners will receive gift cards from Nancy’s Notions —the first for $100 and the second for $50.  Both young winners will also receive one-year ASG Junior Memberships.  Once the winners have been selected, we will post an online gallery of all the submissions—a virtual fashion show for your enjoyment!

(Simplicity Patterns 8430, 8348, 8663, 8137, 8179, 8343, 8384, 8416, 8419,8465, 8607, 8637, 8643. Images below, missing pattern images 8637, 8643 and 8663.)

National Contest Patterns