The Great BIG Sewing Bee

great BIG sewing bee

Saturday 27th October 2018.

The Great BIG Sewing Bee

The Big Textile Show, Leicester Racecourse

Design Brief

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

Terms of Reference

Teams will be comprised of no more than 4 people.

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

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

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 in 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