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.

Beginners and 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 should 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.  Fabric samples can be sent anytime (without entry forms) -- and we recommend sending samples for testing prior to sewing so you are sure your fabric meets the 60% wool requirement.  

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.

For SD MIWW entry forms and more information on Regional Competitions and State Competition please use the MIWW tab above to navigate to those pages.  

For all prospective contestants who are also in 4-H, we encourage you to participate in the "Sew Your Own" competition at the SD State Fair.  There is also a "Lead-In Contest" at the SD State Fair for contestants who would like to enter their Wool Outfit together with their sheep project.  Details for both contests are on the SD State Fair website.

District Directors

Western District 

Ida Marie Snorteland
927 Sunset Dr. 
Spearfish, SD 57783
605-642-5123 (h)
605-641-6123 (c)

Eastern District 

Dianne Perry

42367 200th Street

Bancroft, SD 57353

National Make It With Wool


* The top adult state winner will send their garment(s), 5X7 photographs of themselves wearing the garment, and a short video modeling their garment to the national competition. The National winner will receive a trip to the national competition to model their garment and a complimentary award.

AGE for all divisions is determined as of January 1, 2024.  

Make it With Wool Competition

Beginner (7 & under) - District and State level

Pre-teen (8 - 12) - 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*

Made for Others - District and State Level

Wearable Accessory - District and State Level

Recycled Wool Article (garment, quilt, throw, wall hanging, or accessory items) - State Level only

Quilt, Afghan, and Novelty - State Level only

State Co-Directors


Ann Hansen

1408 Yellowstone Dr.

Brookings, SD 57006


Patty DeZeeuw

21315 US Hwy 14

Elkton, SD 57026


 South Dakota MIWW Contacts


SD Sheep Growers Association