January Make of the Month Winners

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Congratulations to Frances Marriott!

Thank you for all of the amazing projects that we received for our Janurary Make of the Month competition.

Sewing Expert Matt Chapple #greatbritishsewingbee #gbsb #sewing #matt #chapple

Matt Chapple

Frances Marriott was our deserved winner this month with her fantastic pair of mummy and daughter skirts.  Guest judges from Sew What’s New, Matt Chapple and wife Gemma, picked our winner. Matt commented :

“This make included all the aspects that I love about sewing, colourful patterns, people learning new skills like dress making, but most importantly inspiring the younger generation as to what is possible to make at home. Plus matching mother and daughter clothes make me smile every time. Great work.”

Here’s what Frances told us about her make:

“I decided to make myself a skirt with a pattern from Stitch Your Style magazine. I’ve been sewing for a few years after teaching myself on my Grandmother’s machine but I’m relatively new to following dressmaking patterns. Once I had made my wrap around skirt and learnt some new techniques along the way my daughter Faryl who is 6 decided she liked the fabric and would like a skirt to match! So with the fabric I had left I made her a basic party style skirt with elasticated waist. Here is a photo of us wearing them together! “

Matt also wanted to make a special mention to 11 year old runner up, Millie, who made her own pencil case:

“Nothing makes me feel prouder than when children are allowed to let their creativity grow, and this young stitcher showed us how a make may start out as one idea but soon change and transform as they go. Great make, hope you continue to enjoy your stitching.”

 January Make of the Month Winners

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