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#mysewingchallenge Week 4: Upcycling

Join in our fun little sew-along challenge for each week that the new series of the Great British Sewing Bee is on, and expand your skills while getting the chance to win money to spend on sewing goodies! 

#mysewingchallenge Week 4: Upcycling

After seeing so many amazing transformation challenges on Sewing Bee, and the rumour that it's gonna get a little crazy in this week's episode, we decided it was about high time that we went for a little upcycling challenge! We all have big fabric stashes, but it's important to try and re-use and recycle where we can to help save more fabric going to waste in landfill than needs to. There's so many awesome ways to cut up and re-use ready made garments, especially when you've got a good stash full of goodies to add into the mix!

So this week it's time to get creative with our upcycling week! It doesn't matter what garment we use but we want you to transform an old garment (or more) into something new and wearable, with a new lease of life. Don't forget that the winner gets a £25 voucher!

How it works

Don't forget to share your make on Instagram or Facebook with #mysewingchallenge and to tag us so we can see your entry!

You have one week to make your garment and share/tag us on social media, we will pick our first winner on Tuesday next week before the show... and they will receive a £25 gift voucher to spend on sewing goodies of their choice! We will be looking for originality, effort and beautiful projects, so don't be put off if you're a beginner - it's not about being the best, it's about having a go and pushing yourself!

Need some inspiration?

Amy is working on her own upcycling project for the challenge this week, but it's not quite ready yet, so you'll have to keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what she's made! But she's starting out with old pair of black jeans with holes in the legs...


We've also put together a Pinterest board full of ideas to help inspire you and give you some project ideas - check out our upcycling board!

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March 05, 2019 by Amy Gilbert

NEW: Star Stitcher Competition!

Want to show off your fab sewing projects AND be in with a chance to win some goodies from our website? Read on...

NEW: Star Stitcher Competition!


From 1st February, we will be launching our new Star Stitcher competition. Every month, we will be giving away a £10 gift voucher for our products to the project we think deserves to win.

Some months there may be a theme, others we will leave it open to you! 

We'll be accepting entries from all abilities and will pick based on originality, design and execution according to your skill level - so beginners, don't be put off!

You can enter once a month, by sending in photos of your projects with a short description and your contact details (name, email address and/or postal address). Please email in your entries to or share with and tag us on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #starstitcher

Entries will close at midnight on the last day of each month, and we'll pick a winner within 7 days. If you're the winner, we'll be in contact within a week via email.

Don't forget to share this post on your social media accounts so everyone can have a chance at winning!

Happy sewing - we look forward to your entries!

Sewing Prize Draw - The Winner is....

Thank you to all those that entered our Prize Draw last month! We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Sewing Box & equipment worth over £35 is...



Helen Moss!


We will be contacting you shortly to arrange for the receipt of your wonderful prize!

For all those that didn't get so lucky this time round, keep checking your inbox for our newsletters that will keep you updated on all our competitions, special offers and latest projects.

If you would like to sign up for the newsletter and haven't yet, simply head on over to our signup page here or use the link at the bottom of the website.


Happy sewing! 

September 02, 2014 by Angela Gilbert