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We are very excited to introduce Sew + Tell Sewing Contests!

Do you love sew?
Do you have a competitive streak?
Would you like to win a $75 voucher to spend in our store?

If you answered yes to all three questions, read on.

What you need to do


For the first contest you need to sew an NCW (Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags). The only requirement is that it must feature one of our twist locks.

Collage of Necessary Clutch Wallets


Slight modifications to the pattern are permitted, it does not have to be exactly as per pattern (e.g. you can add/change pockets, remove the border etc.)

Don't already have one of our twist locks? Use the discount code SEWANDTELL to get 15% off a twist lock, valid until 3rd May. Browse our range of twist locks here.

Need to get the pattern? We have the paper version in our store (please allow 3-5 days for postage), or you can purchase a downloadable PDF directly from Emmaline Bags.

Entries close Sunday 10th of May, so still plenty of time to get sewing!

How to enter

Please send clear photos of the exterior and interior of your NCW to You can also enter using the hash tag #sewandtellcomp via Facebook or Instagram. Entries close Sunday 10th May.

**UPDATED : We've added a second category for business/blog entries. You may enter once in each category.

Business/Blog entries are allowed to have your businesses logos/watermarks etc on the photos.

Personal entries are NOT permitted to have logos, watermarks or any obvious references to your business on them**

Feel free to post a sneak peak on Instagram or Facebook using hash tag #sewandtellcomp.

Judging and the grand prize

We will select 6-10 finalists. Finalists will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday 11th May. Voting will take place from 6am Tuesday 12th May until midnight Thursday 14th May (AWST). The winner, as voted by the public, will receive a $75 gift voucher to use in-store at

**UPDATED : We will select 6-10 finalists in each category:

Category 1: Personal Entries
-If you become a finalist in this category you are welcome to share on your personal social media accounts, but you are NOT allowed to share asking for votes on your business social media/blog etc. This is to make it fair for other finalists who do not have access to a huge audience to request votes from.
- Finalists will remain anonymous on the voting pages until after voting has closed.

Category 2: Business Entries
- If you become a finalists in this category you may share as much as you like on your business/blog social media.**

If you have any questions regarding contest rules, please contact us at

Can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Sewing xx
- Shelley & Alison