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Amateur sewers test their sewing and dressmaking skills. Ten new home sewers must follow a deceptively difficult pattern for a woman's top made up of four pieces.

Claudia Winkleman hosts a new eight-part series of The Great British Sewing Bee.

Under the scrutiny of Savile Row's Patrick Grant and Central St Martin's Esme Young, ten fresh-faced home sewers face three challenges designed to test their skill and understanding of basic garment construction. First, the sewers follow a pattern for a woman's top made up of four pieces. However, it is deceptively difficult, demanding accurate pattern-matching skills, a steady hand for cutting and precision sewing.

Next, the judges want their personal style and imagination to come to the fore by transforming a maternity dress in just 90 minutes. Finally, they take on the made-to-measure challenge, fitting a skirt to a real model. Who can keep their cool to produce a flattering waistline and perfectly level hem, and who will falter and be the first to leave the sewing room?

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 9 Jun 2016 08:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Claudia Winkleman
Judge Patrick Grant
Judge Esme Young
Executive Producer Susanne Rock
Series Producer James Hedge
Production Company Love Productions


  • Mon 16 May 2016 21:00
  • Sat 28 May 2016 12:00
  • Sat 28 May 2016 15:20
  • Thu 9 Jun 2016 08:00

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