The Great BIG Sewing Bee

great BIG sewing bee

Saturday 27th October 2018.

The Great BIG Sewing Bee

The Big Textile Show, Leicester Racecourse

The Prize

A £100 voucher to spend at the show.

Design Brief

To make and complete a top and skirt suitable for an Afternoon Tea Party.

Terms of Reference

Teams will be comprised of up to 4 people.

Entry will be £60 per team which will include FREE entry for the whole team to the show.

Each team will be provided with a choice of patterns for a skirt and top.

Extra consideration will be given to creative use of the offcuts from the fabric used in the garment, for example handbags. jewellery, etc

All teams will be offered a choice of good quality cotton fabrics to complete their outfit.

Each team will be given a token to use at The Big Textile Show to purchase items that can be used to enhance and embellish their design.

The Big Textile Show will provide:

Tables and space to work.




Teams to provide:

Sewing machines,

Scissors and or cutting equipment,

A suitable model.

Proposed Timetable:

Competition to run from 9am -5pm.

9am -10am Teams to be given the choice of patterns and have access to the materials so they can choose fabrics for their design.

10am-4pm Garments to be made and completed.

4pm-5pm Catwalk Show for the public and final judging.

Judging will take place throughout the day and there will also be a public vote.

The public will have access to the work area through the day .

The judges are:

  • Mrs Michelle Minivielle
  • Mrs Sandra Jenkins
  • Mrs Christine Williams.

The judge’s decision is final.

Purchase your Team Entry Tickets here