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Episode 2

Amateur sewers test their sewing and dressmaking skills. The nine remaining amateur sewers are tested on their ability to make clothes on a miniature scale.

The Great British Sewing Bee returns for a six-part series presented by Claudia Winkleman. Some of the country's best home sewers face three challenges to make or alter an item of clothing under intense time pressure. Each week, their creations are judged by Savile Row's Patrick Grant and sewing expert May Martin, until one of them is crowned Britain's best amateur sewer.

The nine remaining amateur sewers prepare to do battle again, in a bid to bag garment of the week and secure their place in the running to win The Great British Sewing Bee. The three challenges this week test the sewers' ability to make clothes on a miniature scale, starting with a child's waistcoat done the tailor's way, before attempting to breathe new life into a boring t-shirt and hand-me-down dress. The sewing room enters completely into the atmosphere of child's play for the final fancy-dress challenge - creating everything from miniature boxing shorts with matching gloves, a pink elephant ballerina and even a blue-footed booby bird.

1 hour



Role Contributor
Presenter Claudia Winkleman
Expert May Martin
Expert Patrick Grant
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Series Producer Suzanne McGairl