The Great British Sewing Bee 2020 news

The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 contestants

We have news people! If you love to make your own clothes, why not apply for the Great British Sewing Bee 2020? Applications are open now!

All hail Juliet! Meet this year’s Great British Sewing Bee winner

The Great British Sewing Bee

Phew we’re still recovering from last night’s Great British Sewing Bee final. No YOU shed a tear when 34-year-old Juliet Uzor scooped this year’s crown. After wowing us with 8 weeks of ridiculous next-level sewing, she’s definitely earned the Queen Bee prize. We meet up with Juliet to talk about her time on the show…

14 ways to sew the looks you’ve seen on Great British Sewing Bee 2019

How to make a circle skirt

We’ve seen wriggle dresses, pussy bow blouses, marvellous maxis and kids fancy dress… if you’re itching to stitch the garments you’ve seen on screen during the Great British Sewing Bee season 5, read on…

Your Guide to The Great British Sewing Bee 2019: Episode Guide

The Great British Sewing Bee final

Have you seen it yet? Read on for Great British Sewing Bee final recap, and don’t worry if you missed a week of the series. Catch up with all of the highlights from each week with our episode recaps below.

Simply Sewing meets: GBSB’s Jen

The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Jen Hogg

Jen lives in Glasgow with her husband Neil, children Cameron and Kirsty and the family dog, Archie. A former litigation solicitor and then small business owner, she put work on hold in 2016 to spend more time with her family. With an empty nest looming she has recently agreed to lead a local knitting class… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: Sewing Bee series 5’s Janet

Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Janet

A whizz with jersey and GBSB‘s unofficial sewing guru, Janet left the Sewing Bee sewing room this week – sob! Janet lives in North Yorkshire with her husband of 48 years, David and their dog. As a little girl, Janet was taught to sew by her Italian mother and at 16 was making her own… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: GBSB’s Mercedes

With her good nature and creative dressmaking skills, Mercedes will be very missed in the GBSB sewing room after her departure in episode 5 – and there must be something in our eyes as she gets tearful remembering her nan and sharing the philosophy of “sleep well and sew”. Words to live by, Mercedes.

Simply Sewing meets: Great British Sewing Bee’s Alexei

The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Alexei

Oh, Alexei. We all wanted his stunning maxi dress from 1970s week, didn’t we? It’s always sad to see a sewist leave the GBSB sewing room, but we’re not ashamed to admit that Alexei’s inspiring goodbye speech had us welling up – it was a heartfelt reminder of the soothing power of sewing. This multi-talented… Continue reading

Simply Sewing Meets: The Sewing Bee’s Ben Moore

The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Ben

Where do you find an Edinburgh-based scientist who just so happens to be a pro sewist, trained as a vet AND is a whiz at circus trapeze? Why on this year’s Great British Sewing Bee of course!

How to sew a maxi dress: no pattern needed

How to sew a maxi dress

Want to know how to make your own maxi dress? We’re here for you. Portia Lawrie’s step-by-step jersey maxi project is all you’ll want to wear this spring. It’s patternless so the result is made to fit like your favourite tee. Read on and get sewing!