The Big Stitch 2018 Competition

The Big Stitch 2018 Clothing Upcycling

Simply upload your 'before' and 'after' pictures by tagging the BHF on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and using the hashtag #TheBigStitch. Alternatively, email your photo to [email protected] with the hashtag #TheBigStitch in the subject line.

We’ll also be running an online photowall featuring the entries, so you might just see your images on our website!

Whether you’re a beginner or expert, showcase your creative flair by upcycling an item found in any of our BHF shops and be in with a chance of winning one of our fantastic prizes by partaking in The Big Stitch competition! Winners will be chosen and announced on 3rd August 2018.


1st Prize - Return Flights To Top European Fashion Destination Paris or MilanThe Big Stitch 2018 Prize 1

You could be taking style inspiration from one of the world’s thriving fashion capitals with our amazing 1st prize up for grabs!

You and a plus one will have the choice of return flights to top European fashion destinations – Paris or Milan.If you’ve ever fancied exploring the renowned French designer boutiques of Paris or dipping into Milan’s sought-after fashion hub, then get started on your Big Stitch project now to be in with a chance of winning this ultimate prize.

2nd Prize - A Janome 2200XT Sewing MachineThe Big Stitch 2018 Prize 2

Whether you’re a sewing bee, dressmaking enthusiast or a novice, this fantastic top-of-the-range Janome 2200XT Sewing Machine courtesy of Sew Essential will help with all your creative needs. 

This gorgeous and easy-to-use machine will be the belle of any room and a great tool to help you get started on your next upcycling project and beyond.

3rd Prize - £50 voucher towards a studio or online course with Sew Over ItThe Big Stitch 2018 Prize 3

Sewing experts, Sew Over It are offering one lucky winner a £50 voucher towards one of their popular studio or online courses.

Whether you’re interested in dressmaking, knitting or a general intro into sewing, Sew Over It offer a wide range of beginner classes to kick-start your new passion and learn a new skill. 

Founded by Lisa Comfort who previously worked for renowned designers - Bruce Oldfield and Philippa Lepley, she is now the author of three successful books and runs her own YouTube channel. 

Lisa and her team of experts will help teach one lucky winner lifelong skills either directly at their London studio or in the comfort of the winners home.

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