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Episode 2

Brand new series presented by Claudia Winkleman. The contestants tackle fly fastenings, patch pockets and made-to-measure silk - but two amateur sewers must be sent home.

Claudia Winkleman hosts a series in which some of the country's best home sewers are tested on their sewing and dressmaking skills in order to be crowned best amateur sewer by judges May Martin of the Women's Institute and Savile Row's Patrick Grant. In this edition, the six remaining contestants face three more challenges, including following a pattern for a pair of men's trousers. Tackling a fly fastening leaves most of the sewers baffled, but the second challenge - to add patch pockets to a high street skirt - produces some imaginative results. Finally the sewers create a made-to-measure silk blouse for their model. The slippery fabric is too much for two competitors, and they are eliminated from the programme.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Claudia Winkleman
Presenter Claudia Winkleman
Expert May Martin
Expert May Martin
Expert Patrick Grant
Expert Patrick Grant
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Series Producer Susanne Rock
Series Producer Susanne Rock

Broadcasts

  • Tue 9 Apr 2013 20:00
  • Sat 13 Apr 2013 16:30
  • Fri 3 May 2013 14:00
  • Wed 15 May 2013 09:00

Meet the Sewers

Meet the Sewers

10 new contestants will compete for the Sewing Bee title - find out all about them.