Steele’s sketch was chosen from among 1,500 submissions by designers from 28 different countries.
"Winner winner chicken dinner! Oh man...what a night. Thanks everyone for all of your support and well wishes. I still can't believe it," Steele announced on her Facebook page.
This is the second time that one of her designs has been a finalist in the awards.
Although Amy does not have formal fashion training, she does come from a long line of talented sewers; her grandmother was a dressmaker and designer and her mother is an accomplished quilter, designer and teacher. Each Amy Steele bag is handmade in North Bay, in a studio overlooking Trout Lake.