The Great British Sewing Bee is back

Great British Sewing Bee 2019

Have you heard? After a heart-wrenching two year break, our favourite show is back for a fifth series! Tonight we’re settling in for the Great British Sewing Bee!

Great British Sewing Bee 2019

Tune in this evening at 9pm, BBC2 to meet the new daring team of amateur sewers, and of course, indulge in a bit of Patrick swooning!

This year the Sewing Bee also welcomes a new presenter, the hilarious Joe Lycett. We can wait to see what he brings to the sewing table.

So what’s happening in week one?

In tonight’s show the contestants are being eased in gently with three cotton-based challenges.

Round one, the pattern challenge
We say they’re being eased in gently, but the first pattern the contestants are tackling is a Dior-inspired wiggle dress! Eek! As big fans of vintage style, we’re so looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

Round two, the refashion
In this segment the contestants have to rework existing pieces into a new garment, in what feels like no time at all. This week they’ve got 90 minutes to transform old denim into a new stylish, wearable item.

Round three, made-to-measure
The third challenge is always our favourite, with the contestants sewing clothes for real people. We’re so excited to hear that tonight it’s all about jumpsuits! Getting the perfect fit on a jumpsuit isn’t easy, with length through the body being the most important factor. (If you’ve ever experienced a too-short jumpsuit, you’ll know what we mean!) If you feel inspired to have a go at a jumpsuit, our Poppy Playsuit makes a great starting point!

Great British Sewing Bee 2019

Will you be watching? Tune in at 9pm!

3 thoughts on “The Great British Sewing Bee is back”

  1. Carole Toghill says:

    hoping the programme will be eventually shown in Australia as loved the last series which was shown here. The best of luck with the current series and congratulations to all the contestants who must be extremely talented to have gained entry to the competition.

    Kind regards

    Carole Toghill
    Perth Western Australia

  2. Emma says:

    I am desperately looking for the pattern of the wiggle dress and have not found it yet … A new idea of pattern ? (fingers crossed)

    1. Alex - Sew Over It says:

      I can’t quite remember it now, but how about our Joan Dress?

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