Win tickets to Sewing for Pleasure, Hobbycrafts and Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch!!

Between 22-25th March, Birmingham NEC will once again play host to three wonderful creative shows.

Sewing for Pleasure features more than 150 stalls filled to bursting with irresistible products, inspiring displays and expert advice.

Fresh from filming ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Britain’ Jamie Chalmers (aka Mr X Stitch) will be featuring up and coming trends to the world of embroidery and needlecraft.

For those interested in ‘Make Do and Mend’ a visit to the Sewing Hub is a must. Experts are on hand to give valuable advice and practical workshops.

After all that you can pop into the second show Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch where you can enjoy free catwalk shows throughout the day.

If like me you love everything costume and period drama then you’ll adore the stunning displays of costumes from Downton Abbey. Not to mention the Austen inspired quilt collections or Poetry in Stitches 3.

Finally a trip across to Hobbycraft where you can indulge in workshops covering everything from beadwork, jewellery making, stamping, card making, embossing, pyrography and papercraft.

To top it all you can even visit for free if you are one of the 5 lucky winners of our latest competition.

We have 5 pairs of tickets which gives you access to all three shows to giveaway.

How to Enter

Step 1. Leave a comment on this post. Remember to leave me a way to contact you if you win.

Step 2. Do any of the following:

The competition will end at midnight 10th March 2012.

For full details on all the shows visit their website here.

The pic of the Rose is used courtesy of Sarah Charmain Textiles (the very talented designer).

The Catwalk pic is Copyright –

38 Responses to Win tickets to Sewing for Pleasure, Hobbycrafts and Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch!!

  1. I’ve been going to this show for many years with a group of sewist-pals but we dropped off after it became a bit less inspiring particularly on the dressmaking side, however the last couple of shows have been a tremendous improvment! I would love to go again this year and as a sewist and knitter I’d have the best of both worlds!

    Sue x

  2. As a newbie to the world of crafts I would love to attened an event like this and not only find my niche but soak up the atmosphere and meet like minded people.

    I ‘Like’ on facebook (under my real name Abi Rolfe) and will also twitter and retweet under emily_mae 🙂 x

  3. I have been to the November show a couple of times and loved it – there is inspiration everywhere you turn. Please enter me into this draw as my stitching bug seems to have gone a little awol and I need inspiration and something to get me itching to pick up a needle adn thread again


  4. Abi, I love your website and the creative energy it exudes!

    I’m a rusty fashion designer re-starting my “crafts-inspired” made-to-measure career (after many years of absence) and would love to visit these shows, it’s just what I need to get myself creatively motivated and make some new friends & acquaintances!

  5. I’d love to win tickets to this, I have just started sewing and I’d love to have a look and get some inspiration! I really love sewing and am trying to expand on my current abilities 🙂

  6. Fantastic show! I have been going for several years now and enjoy taking part in several workshops. The friendly expert advice and tuition is excellent and I always come away after an enjoyable time there with lots of new goodies and feeling as though I have learnt something new. A brilliant day out – not to be missed!

  7. I have only just started sewing but I would love to attend this! You can contact me on the email address about or on Twitter @mum2babyinsomni….I have followed on Twitter 🙂 x

  8. Desperate to learn how to make fabric brooches for fund raising, particularly roses.Maybe a stitcher at the Show can help.

  9. Oh wow, what a price. I’d love to go and get inspiration and talk to experts and maybe even try some stuff myself. I’m pretty new in crafts but this sounds great.


  10. It would be brilliant to win tickets for this show as I’d be able to spend the ticket money on lovely sewing goodies instead.

    (Liked on facebook and followed on Bloglovin.)

  11. Noticed this competition when browsing the web for sewing inspiration. I bought my girlfriend an all singing, all dancing sewing machine for christmas 2 years ago. It has been gathering dust in the cupboard ever since! Not only would you be making us happy by winning, but our poor lonely, dusty sewing machine would have a chance at being loved again.

  12. I would love tickets for this. I saw a super demo recently of making pretty and interesting fabric designs by sewing strips of organza and net on a backing of shrink polyester. It has made me enthusiastic about seeing more crafts to experiment with.


  13. Fab prize!! Have only been sewing for a few months but it has taken over all my free time as I enjoy it so much. My friends who have been before have told me how great the show is, so I would love to win the tickets and go and see for myself!

  14. I’m brand new to sewing, only started a few months ago after receiving a lovely red mini sewing machine as a gift! I’m always looking for new prjects but only very very easy things so far. I like patchwork mostly. I would LOVE to see a show of all the things I could be doing in the future, the possibilities are endless! :0

  15. Need a reason to escape from the kids!

    I’ve been card making for many years – recently become interested in textiles and how I can incorporate this into my cards. Collecting fabric but need lots of inspiration! Keen to make some fabric flowers too 🙂

    My mother-in-law makes dolls dresses as a hobby and a ticket would be a genuine treat for her too.

    With thanks

  16. I would love the tickets, as I will be going anyway – I loved the show last year. Bringing someone who’s only just started sewing this year!


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  18. it’s lovely to see home made crafting alive and well and being done so beautifully. I am into art doll making atm and really enjoying it.

    I have arthritis so can only do small amounts at a time but it takes my mind off the pain.

  19. I would really like to visit this exhibition to see what’s

    new in the cross-stith and knitting sections. As the main

    carer for my now disabled Mother, I find I need something

    relaxing in the evenings (for a couple of hours at least) and cross-stitch, particularly, gives me the necessary relaxation. I love it!

  20. The one good thing that has come out of the recession is the resurgence in crafting for practical reasons – I am now snowed under with requests from my friends to teach them to sew.

    I’ve not been to sewing for pleasure for a number of years, would love to be able to go again. I am now following you on facebook.

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  22. I’ve always fancied having a go at quilting but I’m still wearing all my old clothes and can’t cut them up to make quilts from 🙂

    Perhaps this show would re-inspire me to have a go. @piperanddaisy

  23. This show looks lovely and like the perfect place for beginner like me to gain some inspiration, ideas and advice. I am following Abi @AngelEdenBlog on Twitter under my user name @lisa_4484. My email address for contact purposes is

  24. Wow, sounds like a sewers dream! Sewing shops are few and far between in my area. I shall spend the whole day shopping!!!! It looks like there will be loads to inspire and perhaps meet other sewers too. Loving your blog by the way!