Judges

Judging Format: 

Designers on Project Run & Play have been judged in different ways through the years.  The current judging format is as follows:

1/3 score = public voting
1/3 score = panel of past Project Run & Play designers
1/3 score = celebrity guest judge of the week

The hope is for this new scenario to cast light on the quality of the designer's work rather than their popularity.  This will hopefully ensure a positive experience for everyone, and the prizes awarded fairly on merit, rather than following size.

Meet the celebrity judges for Season 25:




For week 1, we have the talented team of Tami Meyer and Tessa Heiser from Love Notions.They have combined their love of sewing to create a positive community around the Love Notions brand, encouraging people of all levels to sew beautiful garments. Find them on Insta here: Love Notions & Tessa Does . 


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Olu from Needle and Ted will be judging week 2. In 2014, Olu challenged herself to start sewing her daughters' clothes. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to continue. Her style is so sleek and modern. If you aren't following her on Insta, you are definitely missing out: Needle and Ted


Amy is the powerhouse behind Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and Knit Fabric dot com and will be judging week 3. Amy first starting blogging in 2010 grew her shop from there. She now has patterns for everyone in the family and fabrics for all occasions. Amy loves to spend time with her family, sew, read, and spend time outdoors. PAB can be found on Instagram here: Peek a Boo Pattern Shop.



Liz from Little Lizard King will be our week 4 judge. LLK is well known for its large collection of  beautiful dress patterns but they also have patterns for women, boys, paper piecing, and much more. Liz loves to find inspiration from exploring cities and nature. She designs clothes that inspire the sewing community to try new things. You can find LLK on Insta here: Little Lizard King.


The panel of judges keep Project Run & Play consistent as they judge each week of every Season in 2021.  Each of them was a Designer themselves on a past Season of Project Run & Play.


Cassie comes to us from Lily Shine Creates.  She was a designer on Season 10, and now designs patterns for Violette Field Threads.  Who can forget her amazing Shine Brite creation for the 80s Cartoons Theme?  These days, she's sewing quite a bit for herself as well as her childern, and it's sew inspiring!  It's a true honor to have Cassie make time in her busy life (follow along on Instagram!) for Project Run & Play.


Katy comes to us from Wild + Wanderful.  She was a designer on Season 12 and is the boy sewing expert on this panel!  You can find her on Instagram here.  Katy also runs Thread & Grain, with so many products for sewists!  It's so exciting to have her on the panel of judges for 2021.



Carin comes to us from Art Bella Creates.  She was a designer on Season 18 and shared her breathtaking aesthetic every single week!  A truly talented sewist, Carin is always a 1st pick when we are creating our stunning lookbooks!  Be sure to follow Carin on Instagram.  It's incredible to have her on this panel for Project Run & Play.



It's such an honor to have these talented ladies giving their time and effort on the behalf of Project Run & Play.  Please thank them by following them on social media, and reading and commenting on their blogs!



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