Each of the contestants were given pattern Butterick 6217 (kindly donated by McCalls Pattern Company) and were asked to choose from a selection of fabrics in the workshop.
Session 1 started with two and half hours of cutting the patterns and fabric pieces out, with some even making a start on some sewing before breaking for a well deserved lunch served in the Cafe at Abakhan The afternoon session consisted of darts, buttonholes and finishing seams before the contestants could head off for an hour of shopping!
All of the entries were fantastic as you can see:
But we needed a winner and we would like to say a BIG congratulations to Sam Jones from our Chester Store was crowned Abakhan Sewing Bee Winner!
We also had prizes for our runners up, second prize went to Vick from our Mostyn Store and third place was awarded to Leanne Taylor from our Bolton store.
To view all of the photos from the day please head over to our Facebook Page
We would like to say a big thank you to Celia Banks and Paul Clarke who were our judges for the day. We wouls also like to thank Janome Sewing Machines and McCalls Pattern Company who both donated fantastic prizes and goody bags for our contestants.