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I know all of you crafters were bummed about missing today’s deadline for the Upcyclist contest by Singer and CRAFT, but fear not, the deadline has been extended! You now have until the end of next week to get your entries in! I repeat: new contest deadline is 11:59PM November, 14th, 2008.

SINGER® Sewing Company and CRAFT Magazine are excited to present The Upcyclist Party Contest for all you resourceful sewers around the world! Both SINGER and CRAFT like a good party but hate to waste resources on disposable decorations that just end up in landfills. We know you can help us come up with fantastic ideas that are hip and cool as well as eco-friendly. For a four-week period, crafters can submit pictures online of party decorations that they have made from “upcycled” materials (or things that they already have in the house) to the flickr group called ‘The Upcyclist Party Contest’. At the end of the four weeks, SINGER will pick one Grand Prize winner and three runners-up.
The Grand Prize winner’s project will be featured in the SINGER® ad in the February issue of CRAFT Magazine. The Grand Prize winner will also receive one (1) SINGER® Curvy™ Sewing Machine with a retail value of $399.
Three (3) runners-up will receive a SINGER® rolling sewing machine case ($79.99) and a subscription to CRAFT Magazine.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

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