NeedleWorkMonday’s Needlework Your Barbie Contest!

in NeedleWorkMonday3 months ago (edited)


Did you have a Barbie doll when you were younger? If so, did you ever wish you had more clothing and accessory options for her?

Well here’s your chance to...

Needleworĸ Yoυr Bαrвιe!

We are challenging you to make your Barbie a new outfit, accessories or necessities.

You can crochet a sweater, sew an overnight bag, cross-stitch a design and make it her next blanket, embroider one of her current shirts to make it pop, knit her Winter socks - the ideas are Eη∂ℓєѕѕ!

It doesn’t have to be Barbie, it could also be for Ken!

Don’t have a Barbie?’s okay. As long as it’s a Barbie sized doll. Don’t have any doll?...that’s okay too. Although it would be great to see your creations on an actual doll we will accept you showing just the items you make. I suggest you be creative on how you display them if you have no doll to help model them. Presentation is key here! 😉

Show the process of your work. Although we will be judging the final product we are also requiring you to show how you came to the final product. Take us on that fun journey with you! 😆


  1. All items you make for Barbie have to be done with a needle - therefore your creation must be a needlework of your choice! You can even combine different needlework techniques together.

  2. You must make needlework items for Barbie, Ken or any Barbie sized doll male or female. You do not have to have an actual doll to show but please make sure your items are small enough (Google and Pinterest can give you size equivalence).

  3. You can make clothing pieces, accessories and necessities (see ideas above).

  4. You are allowed to use patterns but please be sure to credit the source in your post. Add your signature touch to make it your own :)

  5. Must include at least 3 process photos of your creative journey.

  6. Must post your entry directly to the NeedleWorkMonday Community!

  7. Please leave a link to your contest entry below in the comments so we won’t miss it! 😉

Eɴтry Deαdlιɴe:

All entries for this contest are due in two weeks on Monday, November 16th! Please Do Not enter early as we would like to have all entries posted together on the same day in order to keep better track of them.


At first glance these would be the prize amounts...

• 1st Place - 5 HBD

• 2nd Place - 3 HBD

• 3rd Place - 1 HBD

But...I, @crosheille, will be throwing in 3 extra HBD from my own account for each place making the final prize pool...

• 🥇 1st Place - 8 HBD

• 🥈 2nd Place - 6 HBD

• 🥉 3rd Place - 4 HBD

Whoo Hooo Hooo!!!!! 🤩

Wait! There’s More! 😜

Our judge for this contest is the one and only lovely, creative and inspiring @neumannsalva! 🌸

She will also be adding 10 Hive in prizes to the contest. This Hive will be rewarded for creativity, neatness, vintage etc. She will decide how she wants to distribute these so you never know...your creative design just may win you some extra love. 💕


Wondering where this contest idea came from? The cover photo is from recent posts published in the community by our members. From left to right: @marblely, @lauramica and @creacioneslelys. These ladies have sparked quite the interest and excitement with their posts.

@kattycrochet was motivated by their work and mentioned she wanted to make something for her daughter’s dolls. She then reached out to @lauramica about making this a challenge for the community and here we are now - our first Barbie contest!

Thank you to each of you ladies that inspired this idea. Each of you have been made beneficiaries of this post ;)

We are looking forward to seeing your entries! Ready, Set, Go Needlework Your Barbies!!! 🧵🧶

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I am so happy to be part of this and I am already so curious which kind of garments and decor the dolls will get. There are so many options: different techniques to use, style, material, the colors and the occasion your doll will be dressed for. This will bring so much fun (especially for me, as I can enjoy all the wonderful contributions but do not have to sew such a tiny fiddly garment)
😍 🌈😍
I feel so honoured to be chosen as a judge <3 <3

I am super super excited to have you as judge! 😃 I too am very curious to see all of the many varieties of options that get submitted.

This will be boat loads of fun!!! 😆😘

Hi!!! I am happy to find this publication today. Please sign me up. I want to participate. Thank you very much for accepting and inviting the contest. My doll will be very happy to have a new outfit and model it in this cute community. I'm very pleased to meet you @neumannsalva. Thank you all for creating the contest.


Hola!!! Yo estoy feliz de encontrarme con esta publicación el dia de hoy. Por favor inscribanme. Quiero participar. Muchas gracias por la aceptación e invitación al concurso. Mi muñeca estará muy contenta de tener un nuevo atuendo y modelarlo en esta linda comunidad. Me da mucho gusto conocerla @neumannsalva. Gracias a todas por la creacion del concurso.

So cool you will participate and to have you here in the @needleworkmonday community!!!!And I am sure your doll will be amazing (and will be thankfull for your your sewing work :-D)

So glad you are happy about the contest!! Have fun!! 🤩

omg, I just loved it.


Haha! What nice an idea for a contest and needle work quest. I am not sure whether my wife has done some things lately or loves to do as such that will fit into this contest. Yet I love the idea to quest everyone for some tiny projects and will ask her! @tipu curate !invest_vote !TEE

Thank you, so glad you like the collaborated idea!! If your wife does any type of art/craft involving a needle we would love for her to come and join the contest! It’s open for all to join ;)

Thank you very much for the tip!!

@anli denkt du hast ein Vote durch @investinthefutur verdient!
@anli thinks you have earned a vote of @investinthefutur !

Thank you very much!!!

You can imagine how excited I'm about this hahaha. I can't wait to see all of our works ❤️❤️❤️ They'll be beautiful. Thanks @kattycrochet for your idea and to the @needleworkmonday community for organizing this contest! 😍❣️

Haha I know you are thrilled!! 😄

Yes, the works will be creative and beautiful...I'm so eager to see the entries!! 😆

It’s a pleasure and joy organizing!!

It's a wonderful initiative. but I cannot participate this week because I don't have Barbie and I had to passion for it is well in my life. hoping for the next contest.

No problem, but if you have an idea for something and want to present it without the doll or a different doll, this would work too :-D
My husband told me that he also had a Barbie and an Action man (seems to be something like a Barbie for boys) but his older sister always ripped their heads of ... traumatic 🤣😂

Yes, exactly what @neumannsalva said! You don't have to have a doll if you want to participate ;)

Hmm,looking forward for the entries. Hope I participate and have the time to make my entry. Congrats for this idea, so cool!

I hope you have time too @jurich60. We have expanded the entry deadline to Monday, November 16th so you now have 2 weeks to enter! 😉

Hello,I am very happy with this news, also I'm eager to knit some clothes for my daughter's doll.
Thanks a lot for the mention in this post. Thanks to all my friends here to accept the challenge. Good luck for everybody.🤗

Yay!! So glad you spoke out about this contest idea and now we are all excited to get creative for it!!

You are very welcome for the mention. Thanks again and looking forward to seeing what you create!! 😀

The one I've been waiting for. I'm excited to design my Barbie doll as well as see other's creations. Goodluck to all #needleworkmonday ladies.

Yay!!! Looking forward to seeing your entry!! Whoo Hoo!!! 🤩

Hello...I love this initiative. I don't have a barbie, I'll try to get one... Greetings

Hey there sweet @jicrochet!! I hope you are able to acquire a doll but remember you can still join in even without one!! 😉

Everyone please take note of the Entry Deadline Date Change: All entries are due in two weeks on Monday, November 16th! Please Do Not enter early but only on the 16th.

Thank you ~

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Thank you so much for the support and spreading the word!! ❤️

Wow, I am super excited to be able to participate, I love contests and if they are for crafts I am much more excited. Thank you for creating this type of event. I have made three barvie suits and I already have some experience, now I will see what I can do for this wonderful initiative.

So glad you are excited about this contest!! Looking forward to seeing your entry!! 😃


@KidSisters, this one's for you two, even Monkey-B could help with this one. You two make so many Barbie clothes from scraps and are so creative, I think you should make a post.

We'd sure love to have them join us!! It'll be fun!! 😃😉


That's pretty cool! Count me in!

Yay!!! 🤩

Hola. 👇 Mi entrada para participar en el concurso.
Thank you 🤗

Awesome thank you!!

Cool contest, here is what I make with my sister.

🧶 Needlework Your Barbie Contest 🧷 My Barbie Threads 👗

Hi everybody! Happy NeedleWorkMonday!

Successes for all in this great adventure of the contest😍

My entry:

Hello everyone, goodluck to each and everyone. Here is my entry:

Hello creative Hive friends, I am happy to be in this wonderful community participating with our works, I consider that all I have seen are very beautiful and the jury is going to have a hard time, but as my grandmother said, the important thing is not to win but to compete.

Hi! Finally after many inconveniences I was able to publish my participation. Here it is

Forgive me if I break any rules. I thought of knitting this jumper to test the alpaca fiber. The jean was very simple to make, only fabric was cut and sewn by hand, so some stitches are uneven, the mask was woven with black acrylic wool and the boots are typical of the doll.