Fashion Designer of the Year Competition – Extended deadline!

Sew Hip Fashion Designer of the Year – last chance to enter!

DEADLINE 20/11/2011

We know that there are many talented young sewists out there and with prize pot of £3150, this competition is not to be missed!

The prizes

1st prize – Janome Horizon (worth £ 1799) and Madiera Threads Quilters Box (worth £165)
The incredible Horizon is packed full of great features to make sewing easier and more precise. Fully computerised, it has 638 stitches including 10 styles of buttonhole and 3 alphabet fonts. Plus Janome has taken all the best features off all its other machines and packed them into the Horizon.
The Madeira Quilt Box of threads is a fabulous collection of 40 reels of 400m of Madeira’s top quality general purpose Aerofil,

2nd prize – Janome Memory Craft 5900QC (worth £799)
Designed especially for quilters this model has over 500 stitches and a host of computerised features that make it perfect for dressmaking and home furnishing as well as quilting and automatic thread tension assures legendary Janome stitch quality.

3rd prize – Janome CXL301 (worth £299)
The CXL301 is an easy to use computerised sewing machine with 30 built in stitches including six styles of automatic one step buttonhole making it a dream machine that’s fun to use.

Runner up prizes (worth £21)
Five lucky runners-up will each win a Madeira 18-spool box, a collection of 18 different Aerofil sew-all thread colours on 200m reels.

BONUS!
The winning design(s) will be featured in Sew Hip as a pattern – this is your chance to become a published designer!

How to enter
We want all budding designers to design a garment for one of our three categories
• Daywear
• Special Occasion
• Suits

1. In the first stage, we want to see the sketches with fabric swatches and notes on how you intend to make the garment. (Design sketch entries must be received by 20 November 2011). Send them to: Sew Hip Fashion Designer competition, All Craft Media, The Chestnuts, Brewers End, Takeley, Herts, CM22 6QJ. Don’t forget to attach name, email, telephone/address. Only those with a SAE will be returned.

2. The chosen semi finalists will be asked to make up their entries (to a size 10/12) and send them in by 15 January 2012.

3. A final selection of 6-8 of these entries will be selected to showcase on the catwalk everyday at Creative Stitches in Glasgow from 8-11 March 2012 and Sewing for Pleasure, 22-25 March – with the winners being announced at the Saturday lunchtime show at the NEC.

Full rules of entry are available on application

The Spring shows

Creative Stitches at the SECC, Glasgow 8-11 March 2012 and Sewing for Pleasure at the NEC, Birmingham 22-25 March 2012 are both packed full of fascinating features, supplies and FREE workshops and demonstrations. Find out more about both shows, and other creative craft events at http://www.ichf.co.uk  or call the ticket hotline on T: 01425 277988.

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