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The fashion industry is the biggest polluter of our planet next to oil, so for the first time on The Great British Sewing Bee, it is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Week.

The fashion industry is the biggest polluter of our planet next to oil, so for the first time on The Great British Sewing Bee, it is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Week, with all the fabric in the haberdashery replaced with charity shop clothes and soft-furnishings. To breathe new life into this old fabric, host Joe Lycett kicks the six remaining home sewers off with a pattern for a pussy-bow blouse, which must be pieced together from four second-hand garments. This time, judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young are not only looking for precision sewing, but also the ability to design and create garments using attractive colour combinations.

In a twist to the usual transformation challenge, the sewers are faced with all the scraps and off-cuts collected throughout their journey on the Sewing Bee so far. Together, they collectively pool their leftover fabric to create stunning and inventive new patchwork garments.

Finally the sewers come armed with discarded curtains and soft furnishings from home, challenged to create a made to a measure day dress, perfectly fitted to their model. Julie Andrews hasn’t got a patch on this bunch as they set to work on their brocade, net curtains and blinds, before one person is awarded Garment of the Week and the fifth sewer is asked to leave the Sewing Bee.

59 minutes

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Alma Cogan

    Paper Kisses

  • 00:10

    Small Faces

    Grow Your Own

  • 00:17

    Dagobert

    Morgens Um Halb Vier

  • 00:18

    Max Bygraves

    Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be

  • 00:23

    Marion Ryan

    Always And Forever

  • 00:25

    The Dave Clark Five

    Bits and Pieces

  • 00:32

    Baby Washington

    Handful of Memories

  • 00:48

    Randy Waldman

    My Favourite Things

  • 00:50

    Connie Francis, M-G-M Studio Orchestra, Georgie Stoll

    Turn On The Sunshine (From Where The Boys Are (1960))

  • 00:51

    Michael Holliday

    Starry Eyed

  • 00:52

    Peggy Lee

    Its A Good Day

  • 00:53

    Lita Roza

    I've Got My Eyes On You

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Susanne Rock
Producer Holly Flynn
Production Company Love Productions

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