Friday, July 17, 2015

The Great Pattern Hack Challenge and Giveaway!

**Calling all makers**
Stop what you're doing and check out the
You have the chance to win 
+ loads of fabric 
+ amazing sewing patterns 
+ Your own feature on MMF's blog 
+ a brand new 


I bet you thought that the Great Pattern Hack was ending today. Well, it turns out, it's just beginning! We are having way too much fun to stop now... We want to keep the great pattern hacking momentum going but now it's up to you!

 It's YOUR turn to hack a pattern!
When we say hack, we mean that you will slightly (or not so slightly) alter a sewing pattern to make it your own! Tweak a little here and a little there and make it all yours! Maybe you make a sleeved garment sleeveless, or you make a blouse into a dress, or you add pockets to a tote bag- the possibilities are endless! 

Wondering what we mean? Do you need some inspiration? Check out what Jess, Kait, Jane, Melissa, Rachael, Tamara, Betsy, Laura, Kristin, Celina, Sanae, Erin and Delia all did for their pattern hacks. 

Here's how to enter:
1. If you'd like to join the Great Pattern Hack Challenge, grab some Michael Miller fabric and show us your skills!

2. Hack a pattern (any pattern) and share your best photographs on Facebook and/or Instagram with a short description of your hack and the name of the pattern that you hacked. Tag your photos so that we can find you-
#MichaelMillerFabrics #GPHChallenge @michaelmillerfabrics @ahappystitch

3. Email a photograph of your hack to with the subject line: Great Pattern Hack Challenge. If you have a blog, website, Instagram account or a Facebook business page, please send us links.

4. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, August 25th, 2015, 3pm EST.
*You don't have a Facebook page or an Instagram account? No problem- you can email your photos and a description of your hack to

Our panel of judges will vote on the following-
1. Craftsmanship
2. Originality
3. Over-all aesthetic

The panel of judges
Kathy Miller, creative director, co-founder & president of MMF
Denise Wild, sewing expert, magazine editor and author
The Janome team
The Michael Miller team

Winners will be announced on Friday, August 28th, 2015, 3pm EST

Grand Prize:
10 amazing sewing patterns
15 yards of MMF fabric: winner's choice*
Your own feature on Making It Fun!
A Janome DC2015 Sewing Machine!!
Total value of the prize $1,000!

Runner Up:
6 sewing patterns
10 yards of MMF fabric: winner's choice*
Total value of the prize $180!

 Honorable Mention:
5 yards of MMF fabric: winner's choice*
Total value of the prize $60!

*subject to availability

The Great Pattern Hack Challenge is brought to you by Michael Miller Fabrics, Janome and our lovely sponsors...
A special thanks goes out to my friend and co-host of the Great Pattern Hack, Melissa, of a happy stitch. We couldn't have pulled this off without her!! Stay tuned for what we have in store next :)

This challenge is open to participants in the US and Canada only.
Questions? Concerns? Please email

1 comment:

Mary H. said...

I've hacked a pattern, gathered materials, and am working like crazy to complete my project before the deadline. Such fun!