Great British Button Challenge: Enter to Win!

We’re on a mission to get Britain sewing again, starting with our schools! As part of the Great British Button Challenge, we’re giving out free buttons to schools, and challenging teachers to bring sewing back into UK classrooms. The 2018 Hobbycraft Report found that 1 in 5 people in the UK can’t sew on a button, with 52% never taught at school, so we’re giving teachers, parents and budding stitchers creative inspiration for imaginative button makes, with projects suitable for individuals and group activities, and ideas that are both fun and educational! Find out more about the Great British Button Challenge, and the great prizes up for grabs, at

Teachers and pupils can take photos of their button makes and share them using the below form, with high value prizes up for grabs! This competition will be running up until 23:59 on 31/07/2018. Two winners will be selected on 1st August 2018 – one individual prize, and one group prize.

Please read the competition terms and conditions » before entering.


The Prizes

July 2018 Individual Prize – £50 Hobbycraft gift voucher

July 2018 Group Prize – Creative Classroom Bundle worth £150 


Safe Sewing Tips

Sewing on a button is a simple process, but it involves the use of both sharp needles and scissors, so an appropriate level of supercision is essential. Teachers taking on the Great British Button Challenge should make a judgement about supervision based on the age of the children involved, and manage classroom activities appropriately to avoid any injuries or mishaps.


For younger children, you may wish to consider using a plastic yarn needle and embroidery thread, and pre-making holes in fabric before pupils get to work.

How to Enter

Submit your details into the form below with a photo of your button make, and a short description of what you’ve created along with your class and school name.

Please ensure that the image you upload is under 2MB



All entries to the Great British Button Challenge will be displayed in the gallery below!* Use the below creations as the inspiration you need to create your own fantastic hat, and send it in for your chance to win a £250, £100, or £50 Hobbycraft gift voucher for your school.

Click on any image below to enlarge and scroll through the competition entries. By selecting the ‘i’ icon in the bottom-left of each image, you’ll be able to find out what inspired each entrant!

Enter a make of your own by using the above form, and don’t forget to share this gallery and let us know which entries you’re inspired by in the comments!

*Please note that all entries must be approved before showing in the gallery, so check back soon if you can’t find your entry straight away!

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