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Coolangatta, venue of the 2022 convention, is a coastal suburb of the Gold Coast, famous for its beaches, sun and surf. 
The Convention Sewing Challenge reflects the relaxed resort lifestyle enjoyed 365 days of the year.

Sewing by the Sea


Kaftans are the perfect garment in which to relax and be comfortable.  Yours can be long or short, for a man, woman or child, with sleeves or without.  Keep the design lines simple and let your embellishment do the talking.

Beading | machine embroidery | hand embroidery | lace | ricrac | braid | pintucks | rouleau | piping | applique | and more...

Judging criteria - workmanship, visual impact, appropriate choice of embellishment(s) for fabric

Illustration - McCall's 7408


What accessories do you need for a seaside holiday?  Think practical, fun, sun-safe.

Judging criteria - workmanship, creativity, construction & finishing techniques


Showcase your sewing skills in an outfit that will take you from poolside to party.  It can be a single garment or coordinating/matching top and bottom, but it must be a complete outfit.

Judging criteria - workmanship, appropriate pattern/design & fabric selection, construction & finishing techniques (inside and out)

How to enter

This challenge is open to both ASG members and non-members.  Each of the 3 categories has an under 18 and over 18 age bracket.  You can enter any or all categories and submit multiple entries.

Complete a separate form for each entry.  To assist with planning, we request that entry forms be submitted by 31 May 2022.  Your garment/accessory does not need to be completed before submitting the form.

Entries should be handed in at convention no later than 6:00 pm Friday, 5th August.  If you are not attending convention, or will not be at the venue by Friday, you can mail your entry to the address indicated on the entry form.  Mailed entries must be received by 15/07/2022 and will be returned to you via mail at your nominated address (must be in Australia or NZ).

Questions?  Email


  • 3-year ASG memberships
  • The Other Side of the Coin - by Angela Kelley
  • Voucher for 5 Simplicity patterns of your choice
  • Sewing weekend with Rita Showell (including accommodation)
  • Online private sewing lesson with Demure Designs
  • Digital ruler - perfect for accurate measurements
  • Sewing notions and tools
  • ....and more

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