ARTIST ENTRY IS NOW OPEN! Register in person at Ragfinery, 1421 N Forest St. There is no fee to enter. Cost of materials will be the responsibility of participants and sewing machines are required to be brought from home.


September is National Sewing Month, and we want to celebrate! Join us for this 2-day, fun-filled, nail-biting, LIVE sewing and design upcycle challenge at Ragfinery. 
In true rodeo spirit, teams of two will work in cahoots to create their version of what a modern day cowgirl might wear on the mean streets of Bellingham. Remember y’all, it’s not just about leather, fringe, and boots. It’s more about the spirit of it. Our B’ham cowgirls are independent, creative and passionate, with their own take on things!
On Friday afternoon our teams will meet up at the ol’ Ragfinery for the kick-off and be turned loose on a mad dash to round up their materials. They’ll head home to sketch out their ideas that evening, and then high tail it back to Ragfinery on Saturday morning and have the day to rustle up a garment that represents their funky vision. The sky’s the limit!
Our Rodeo will finish up with a saunter down the runway at Ragfinery Saturday evening, and prizes will be awarded. Mark your calendars, grab a pardner, and head on down to see what all the ruckus is about!

Keep informed of updates via our Facebook event page and website.


Friday, 8/25
10am: Artist entry opens – register in-store at Ragfinery

Friday, 9/22
5:30 pm: Challengers orientation and materials dash

Saturday, 9/23
10am – 4pm: LIVE sewing competition! Come see the teams in action and cheer them on.
4:30 – 5:00 pm: In-store runway show.
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Judging, awards, refreshments

Admission for the entire event is FREE!