Sewing Bee celebrities will share their sewing tips on Sewing for Pleasure


Visitors to the sewing for fun, fashion and embroidery and creative craft shows at the NEC in Birmingham in March can get sewing tips and advice from former contestants on The Great British show BBC’s Sewing Bee.

Some of the most talented seamstresses from the popular series meet in the Juki Sewing Celebs workshops, passing on their passion and craftsmanship to visitors.

Jen Hogg and Mercedes Ferrari-Plumridge, 2019 competitors Mark Francis and Hazel Elba from the 2020 series and Adam Brooks and Cathryn Waudby from the 2021 series will all be on hand each day of the show to share their sewing, tailoring and tailoring skills with artisans in Birmingham.

Packed with the latest sewing supplies, fabrics, threads, patterns and threads, Sew for funand sister show Fashion and Embroidery, is the destination for sewing beginners and experts.

Buy a ticket and enjoy three shows for the price of one

New for 2022, a unique capsule exhibition of vintage Woman’s Weekly sewing patterns and fabrics beautifully recreated by a team of seamstresses and an archivist, telling a story of fashion styles and trends over the decades.

From macrame, silk painting and lace to quilting and needle felting, visitors can find features and get involved in pre-bookable demonstrations and workshops, offering the chance to try something completely different or deepen their skills with specialist artisans.

Celebrating textile art, Fashion and Embroidery, hosts exhibitions of individual and collaborative pieces. Rooted in the Wood, by textile art group Nolitex, explores responses to the experience of walking in the woods while Maria Thomas and studio Stitch Together present embroidered textile art A Group Gathering.

Do you like to be creative and experiment with different materials? Creative Craft Show will be perfect for you

The National Needlework Archive presents 20 painstakingly curated banners belonging to the Toc H charity and exhibited for the first time at Birmingham’s Fragmentation, along with 51 quilts made by talented members of the Contemporary Quilt Guild.

the Creative Craft Fair is a haven for paper crafts, art supplies, jewelry, ribbons, floristry and other hard crafts, including willow weaving and pottery workshops, so there are plenty of opportunities get advice from industry experts, plus the chance to try something new in Creative Den workshops.

From willow sculptures of wild animals to crepe paper flower workshops, the show is filled with every type of craft limited by the imagination.

Visitors to the Creative Craft Show can view the amazing knitted float designed by Grans on the Make for the Lord Mayor’s show in November 2021. Celebrating the 650th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers, the float features felted bees at the needle and real hives.

Choose a range of exciting materials to use in your next home project

The best part is that you can enjoy three shows for the price of one. Buy a ticket and head to The Creative Craft Show Birmingham, Sewing for Pleasure and Fashion and Embroidery. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. on Sundays).


Adult tickets cost £14 while under 16s are free when accompanied by an adult. VIP tickets are also available.

The Sewing for Pleasure Show ticket also gives free access to Fashion & Embroidery and The Creative Craft Show. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit


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