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Episode 1

Claudia Winkleman presents a series from the makers of The Great British Bake Off in which eight hopefuls are tested on their sewing and dressmaking skills as they compete to be crowned Britain's best amateur sewer.

Over three challenges, they must follow a simple pattern for an A-line skirt, transform a high street top by altering the neckline and produce a made-to-measure dress for a model under intense time pressure. The judges, May Martin from the Women's Institute and Savile Row's Patrick Grant, scrutinise every stitch as they look out for puckering seam lines and perfect top stitching. One sewer is awarded garment of the week whilst two leave the Sewing Bee.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 8 May 2013 09:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
ExpertMay Martin
ExpertMay Martin
ExpertPatrick Grant
ExpertPatrick Grant
Executive ProducerAnna Beattie
Executive ProducerAnna Beattie
Series ProducerSusanne Rock
Series ProducerSusanne Rock

How To...

How to make a cushion

Have a look at some of Judge May Martin's tips and 'How to' sections featured on the show