Sew creative: young stitchers on the cutting edge of budget design win fabulous prizes!

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Fabric-cadabra! Two girls are celebrating their sewing skills after winning a Summer Stitch competition, run by Sew Much to Do.

Over the summer holidays, the Ely High Street Passage shop asked budding young stitchers to submit their sewing, knitting and crochet projects.

Entries had to contain a summer theme and all material had to cost £10 or under.

The winners were announced on September 2, with two entrants particularly impressing judge Annabel Reddick from Burrows Bookshop.

Bella won the nine and under category with her stitched dog scarf, winning a Colour Me In cushion.

Kaisha

Meanwhile Kaisha received a sewing box after wowing the judge with her hand stitched mermaid.

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Both girls also received a £10 voucher to spend in the shop.

Bella dropped by on Monday to collect her prize – and brought in her model dog Teddy!

A spokeswoman said: “She loves making him scarfs to wear on her very own mini sewing machine and is planning on making him a dog coat, just in time for winter.

“She was thrilled with her cushion – she was sporting a lovely bag that she had decorated with pens. She was also very excited with the voucher and spent it straight away on some Halloween fabric.”

All runners up will receive a scrap pack for their future creations.

“We were so impressed by the creativity and skill shown by all our entrants and it was a very tough decision.”