It’s that time of year again when we start to get excited about The Great British Sewing Bee! How many series have you watched or did you recently discover this fantastic dressmaking show? We’ve been following the show for many years and absolutely love how inspired you all are to start or come back to dressmaking.
We hope that the Sewing Bee 2021 will bring a whole new crowd of dressmakers and inspire you all to dust of your sewing machine. Making your own clothes is such a rewarding hobby and watching people sew up projects with such tight time limits is absolutely fascinating, can you imagine the pressure!?
When is the Sewing Bee back on TV?
The Sewing Bee starts on 14th April 2021! With episode 1 at 9.00pm
You can watch the Sewing Bee on the BBC either live on the night or using the BBC’s catch up service on I-Player. Did you see that they aired two special Christmas episodes featuring celebrities? You can catch up on these now.
What does the 2021 Sewing Bee hold in store for us?
Along with the team at Love Sewing Magazine we will be watching every new episode and sharing details of the new sewing bees, patterns they are using and fabrics – we’ll make sure you are kept up to date each week and we’ll be sure to run some fab competitions and giveaways, so do ensure you are signed up to our newsletter and following our social media feeds!
Details of Episode 1!
“Joe Lycett is back in charge, with twelve of Britain’s most talented home sewers competing to win one of TV’s toughest creative challenges. Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young cast an expert eye over the garments, in the contest to find Britain’s best amateur sewer.
Week One sees Patrick and Esme settling the contestants in with a trio of challenges based on everyday wardrobe staples. They start with their first Pattern Challenge, creating the simple, clean lines of the versatile classic sleeveless blouse known as a shell top. For the Transformation Challenge, the sewers must turn old t-shirts into completely new garments for men, women or children, in just 90 minutes. And in the Made to Measure, mannequins are replaced with real-life models. Who will whip up a well-fitting buffet dress and win themselves Garment of the Week, and whose hopes of staying in the competition will flounder?” From the BBC Listing!