Great British Sewing Bee series 4, episode 1: the techniques

It’s finally back! The Great British Sewing Bee has returned to our screens with a particularly tricky first episode, in which the contestants (meet them here) tackled cutting striped fabrics on the bias to create a chevron top, a maternity frock refashion (which new judge Esme wasn’t too impressed with) and fitting a skirt to… Continue reading

5 times Claudia Winkleman stole the show on the Great British Sewing Bee

The Great British Bake Off may have the dream double-act that is Mel and Sue, but The Great British Sewing Bee’s presenter Claudia Winkleman gives them a run for their money when it comes to cheesy puns, witty comebacks, and, of course, offering the contestants a sympathetic shoulder to cry on when it all goes… Continue reading

The Great British Sewing Bee series 4: meet the contestants

With just a few days to go until The Great British Sewing Bee gets underway, here’s a sneak peak at the contestants who will be raiding the haberdashery this series. We can’t wait to watch them whip up wonder garments in mere minutes and follow their sewing highs and lows over the coming weeks!

Free sewing patterns: cami top & jumpsuit

To celebrate the return of the Great British Sewing Bee, we’ve got one of our favourite projects from the last series’ book, The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric, to download for free!

Top 7 moments from the Great British Sewing Bee

As we count down the months (weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds…) until the Great British Sewing Bee series 4 hits our screens in May (and with a new judge, no less!), we look back at a few of our favourite moments from previous series, from Lynda’s not-so-secret crush to getting to grips with vintage machinery.

The Great British Sewing Bee 2016

Anticipation is well and truly in the air as we not-so-patiently await the arrival of The Great British Sewing Bee 2016 on the BBC on 5th May. Will there be sobs over snapped needles, hysterics about hemlines, blow-ups over buttonholes? And, most importantly of all, will Patrick still have a moustache?

Simply Sewing meets Lauren Guthrie

Meet the designer behind the collar dress in Simply Sewing issue 1, Lauren Guthrie

Meet Great British Sewing Bee contestant, Sewing Soldier Neil

Neil, Great British Sewing Bee 3 contestant

We caught up with the sewing soldier, Neil of Great British Sewing Bee 3 who shares his most embarrassing sewing moment, ever. Read on to find out what it is… Please tell us a bit about yourself and where your passion for sewing began. I started sewing at Sek Kong Primary School in Hong Kong at… Continue reading

Meet Great British Sewing Bee contestant, Matt Chapple

Great British Sewing Bee 3

We catch up with self-taught sewer, Matt of sewwhatsnew.co.uk and Great British Sewing Bee 3 contestant. Find out how he started sewing, where he finds inspiration and what his very first project was…

Great British Sewing Bee, BBC2

Series 3 of the Great British Sewing Bee returns 28 January 2015, giving makers a legitimate excuse to stay in every Wednesday…