All Contestants must select, construct, and model their own garment(s). Made for Others contestants have their “other” (the intended wearer) model their garment(s). To be eligible, a garment/outfit/ensemble must have been completed after January 1 of the current year.
Juniors, Seniors, Adults, and Made For Others may enter:
One-piece garment: dress, jumper, outerwear jacket, coat, or cape.
Two-piece outfit: outerwear coat, jacket, cape; blouse/shirt/vest or
sweater with dress, jumper, skirt, pants, or shorts.
Ensemble: 3 or more garments worn together at one time: outerwear
coat, jacket, cape; blouse/shirt, vest and/or sweater with dress, jumper,
skirt, pants, or shorts.
Pre-Teens may enter:
Dress, jumper, skirt, pants, shorts, vest, sweater, shirt/blouse, jacket, or a
combination of garments.
All competition fabrics/yarn must be at least 60% wool. Entry forms and fabric samples must be sent to the state directors for testing at least 2 weeks prior to the district contest being entered. Contact Ann or Patty for more information.
For more information on Regional Competitions or State Competiton please use the MIWW tab above to navigate to those pages.
National Make It With Wool
Pre-teen (12 & under) - District and State Level
Junior (13 - 16) - District, State, and National Level
Senior (17- 24) - District, State, and National Level
Adult ( 25 & Over) - District and State Level*
Professional - District and State Level**
Made for Others - District and State Level
Wearable Accessory - District and State Level
Recycled Wool Article (garment, quilt, throw, wall hanging, or accessory items)
Quilt, Afghan, and Novelty.
Make It With Wool is an annual youth-centered sewing competition to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics, yarns, and fibers. It is sponsored by the American Wool Council, the American Sheep Industry, and American Sheep Industry Women.
A program administered by an all volunteer group of District and State Directors, the National Advisory Board, and a National Coordinator — Make It With Wool encourages personal creativity in sewing, knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, and other needlework arts.
* The top adult/professional state winner will send a 5X7 photograph of themselves wearing the garment to the national competition. The National winner will receive a trip to the national competition to model their garment and a complimentary award.
** Professional status is a person who has received professional training in their field of Home Economics, fashion, clothing, construction, knitting, weaving, crocheting, felting, or needle art and/or active and earning income within the past five years, OR if you have won the SD adult division. Enter the professional division by writing "professional" on the entry form.
AGE for all divisions is determined as of January 1, 2021.
SD Sheep Growers Association
1408 Yellowstone Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006
21315 US Hwy 14
Elkton, SD 57026
District 1 & 2
Ida Marie Snorteland
927 Sunset Dr.
Spearfish, SD 57783
15026 423rd Ave.
Bristol, SD 57219
42367 200th Street
Bancroft, SD 57353
288 West Sanborn Ave.
Parker, SD 57053